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Dark Lies the Island

A dynamic collection of short stories from the author of City of Bohane sound out the modern changes to Irish brogue.

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  • SHORT STORIES

The Color Master

Fifteen stories implant the fantastic within a resolutely ordinary world.

 

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  • SHORT STORIES

Blasphemy

Two decades of stories find universal themes in the lives of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

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The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

Style and the city.

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Wild Child

Tales of men and women trapped by drink, love, obsession, and other -- mostly self-made -- prisons. Read more...

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).