The Master of Irony Readers the world over recognize O. Henry as the best short story writer of the early twentieth century. Widely known as a master of irony, O. Henry also displays here dazzling wordplay and a wry combination of pathos and humor. NUME CARTE: 41 Stories, PaperbackISBN: 97804515305..
A Bug Collection is not for the squeamish.These stories about love, death, and the webby, tenuous intersections between the two take a humorous and heartbreaking look at the complexities of human life through the compound eyes of bugs. When a lone mayfly has a painful revelation about the ephemerali..
Contributor(s):Author: Kat HowardFrom the acclaimed author of Roses and Rot-- a "Brothers Grimm tale for the contemporary reader" (School Library Journal, starred review)--Kat Howard's exquisite shorter works, nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and performed on WNYC's Selected Shorts. Kat Howar..
Susan Muaddi Darraj's short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home. A Curious Land gives voice to the experie..
A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness. ..
"This is the rare debut that introduces not a promising talent but a major writer, fully formed." --Garth GreenwellIn the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An ima..
A continuation of the very popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant volume featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth century author Irene Nemirovsky..
From one of modern Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years. Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman's deceased ..
In fifteen beautifully wrought stories--ranging from occupied Czechoslovakia to California's Central Valley to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest--Mark Slouka explores moments in life when our back is to the wall. One of the most forceful American writers of his generation, Slouka captures the..
A ``bracingly strong`` (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) collection brimming with savage Southern charm, Always Happy Hour propels Mary Miller to new heights. Claustrophobic and lonesome, acerbic and magnetic, her characters seek understanding in the most unlikely places--a dilapidated foster home wh..
In a new short story collection, John Edgar Wideman--the acclaimed author of Writing to Save a Life--explores subjects from the historical to the imagined, with a cast of fictional and real-life characters as diverse as Frederick Douglass, Jean Michael Basquiat, and his own family. John Edgar Widema..
Ambrose Bierce wrote stories so dramatically different from those of his contemporaries that they hardly seem like they were written in the nineteenth century. These original and innovative tales, most of which appeared in the 1880s and 1890s, constitute 23 examples of his best and most characterist..
An inventive story collection that spans the globe as it explores love, childhood, and parenthood with an electric mix of humor and emotion. Acclaimed for the grace, wit, and magic of her novels, Ramona Ausubel introduces us to a geography both fantastic and familiar in eleven new stories, some of t..
From an award-winning writer, a stunning collection of stories about women's unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface ``Deceptively quiet but packs a powerful punch . . . The best collection I've read in years, from a phenomenal new talent.`` --Celeste Ng ``Thank God,..
A New York Times Notable Book of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the YearThe award-winning author of The Past once again "crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural" (Washington Post), in a collection of stories that elevate the mundane into the exceptional.The ..
The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the country's most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous collection, Kansas becomes a state of mind as Mandelbaum's characters struggle to define their relationsh..
Contributor(s):Author: Herman MelvilleBartleby, the Scrivener is the short story by Herman Melville now brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic. NUME CARTE: Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, PaperbackISBN: 1480255416PRET EDITURA: 27.99AUTOR(i): Herman MelvilleEDITUR..
Contributor(s):Author: Jose Emilio PachecoSeven stories depict harsh realities of life in urban Mexico and the tragedies of childhood innocence betrayed. NUME CARTE: Battles in the Desert and Other Stories, PaperbackISBN: 0811210200PRET EDITURA: 67.99AUTOR(i): Jose Emilio PachecoEDITURA: New Directi..
A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning ``Undocumented Alien``The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unli..
Wonderful collection of stories following a woman's life as she forges her own path in the world. NUME CARTE: Beggar Maid, PaperbackISBN: 0099458357PRET EDITURA: 52.99AUTOR(i): Alice MunroEDITURA: VintageCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Mai 2004DATA PUBLICARE: 2004FORMAT: 131x198x14..
Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes chronicles ordinary people achieving vivid extrasensory perception while under extreme pain. The stories tumble into a universe of the jaded and the hopeful, in which men and women burdened with unwieldy and unde..
``Babitz's talent for the brilliant line, honed to a point, never interferes with her feel for languid pleasures.`` --The New York Times Book Review ``On the page, Babitz is pure pleasure--a perpetual-motion machine of no-stakes elation and champagne fizz.`` --the New Yorker ``The liveliness of B..
In Break Any Woman Down, Dana Johnson explores race, identity, and alienation with unflinching honesty and vibrant language. Hip and seductive, her stories often feature women discovering their identities through sexual and emotional intimacy with the men in their lives.In the title story, La Donna ..
The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught--to both disastrous and hilarious effect--in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the ..
"A near-miraculous, brilliant debut."--George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo "In one exquisitely crafted story after the next, Will Mackin maps the surreal psychological terrain of soldiers in a perpetual war."--Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of Red..
"Fridlund writes of families, marriage, and childhood as if our received wisdom--what we thought we knew about life and love and family--needs reparation. This is fiction as excavation, peeling away the machinery of people and converting it to narrative. Fridlund shines a spotlight on what gets hidd..
In Catastrophe, the renowned Italian short story writer Dino Buzzati brings vividly to life the slow and quietly terrifying collapse of our known, everyday world. In stories touched by the fantastical and the strange, and filled with humor, irony, and menace, Buzzati illuminates the nightmarish side..
One of Granta's Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her literary style in short fiction with Certain American States, a collection of stories about ordinary people seeking--and failing to find--the extraordinary in their lives.Ca..
``Nowhere is Winterson's] faith in the transporting power of storytelling more on display than in her new book, Christmas Days . . . dark, otherworldly and (trademark Winterson) wickedly funny . . . a] holiday treasure . . . to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud.`` --New Y..
The film tie-in edition of the story by Annie Proulx, now a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Annie Hathaway and Heath Ledger. Jack and Ennis are two ranch hands glad to have found each other's company. But companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain, something not looked f..
From one of our most acclaimed writers, a sumptuous gathering of his singular work in the short form--forty-five stories, including seven entirely new pieces appearing for the first time in book form. For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short st..
Contributor(s):Author: Sahar MustafahShort story collection by Sahar Mustafah, David Friedman Award for Best Fiction. 2016 Grand Prize Winner for Prose, Willow Books Literature Awards. "The native and immigrant Palestinians in Sahar Mustafah's Code of the West live in a world where the threat of vio..
Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog, Big Mama's Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Erendira and Her Heartle..
From headless schoolgirls, to talking food and threesomes, pretty much anything can happen in these witty, weird and wonderful short stories by Leone Ross. Ranging from flash fiction to intense psychological drama, magical realism, horror and erotica, these strange, clever, frank and sometimes very ..
Come West and See is a work both timely and timeless. Set in the Redoubt, an isolated triangle of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming where an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge escalates into a separatist uprising, these stories explore the loneliness, insecurity, and frustration inherent to love and h..
The complete stories of a 20th century master of fiction Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legends, dreams, fear, pity, and violence this magnificent collection of stories illuminates all corners of the human experience. Including four previously uncollected stories, this new complete edit..
As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordi..
Here, gathered in one volume, are the stories that made Clarice a Brazilian legend. Originally a cloth edition of eighty-six stories, now we have eighty- nine in all, covering her whole amazing career, from her teenage years to her deathbed. In these pages, we meet teenagers becoming aware of their ..
Trade paperback. The stories that most powerfully and unsettlingly convey Robert Aickman's command of the supernatural, uncanny and weird are presented in this collection edited by Victoria Nelson, mining Aickman's frequent territory of the 'void behind the face of order.' NUME CARTE: Compulsory Gam..
One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the progress of..
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(r)IN LITERATURE 2013In these fifteen short stories--her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career--Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary vision, displaying the remarkable talent for which she is now widely celebrated. Set on f..
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013 A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable Work of FictionA Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV ClubIn story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is..
"Dictionary Stories isn't just a book for word nerds, but for anyone for whom language and story matter. Everybody will find themselves thoroughly in love with this book." --Kory Stamper, editor for Merriam-Webster, and author of Word by WordJez Burrows opened the New Oxford American Dictionary and ..
A national bestseller from the ``prolific and exceptionally insightful`` (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America. Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky an..
Here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape once again. Each of the eight stories in Eight Men focuses on a black man at violent odds with a white world, reflecting Wright's views about racism in our society and his fascination with what he called -the struggle ..
From Andr Aciman, the author of Call Me by Your Name (now a major motion picture and the winner of the Oscar(TM) for Best Adapted Screenplay) comes "a sensory masterclass, absorbing, intelligent, unforgettable" (Times Literary Supplement).Enigma Variations charts the life of a man named Paul, whos..
Contributor(s):Author: Lucia BerlinNamed a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Newsday, HuffPost and The MillionsA collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia BerlinIn 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published A Manual for Cleani..
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICEViking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs. A man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the print of a bare foot on the inside of his car's windshield doesn't match her own. Tee..