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The Stories of Jane Gardam

The novelist's short fiction could prove as immersive as her award-winning longer works.

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American Innovations

A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.

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Can't and Won't

Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short -- at times very short -- stories.

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Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.

 

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Local Souls

Allen Gurganus's small-town portraits recall the grotesques of Sherwood Anderson's classic.

 

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A Guide to Being Born

Tales of everyday lives, suffused with a Picasso-esque vision.

 

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The Fun Parts

Are punchy prose and revelatory antics the key to a short story renaissance?

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The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

A collection of previously published short fiction by the American master of dread.

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Stories

In these stories by the author of Mr. Peanut, you don't have to be cruel to be kind, but it helps.

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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman

Women face life on their own terms in the author's career-spanning story collection.

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Swim Back to Me

Stories that explore the "risky and exhilarating" years of youth, and what follows.

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You Think That's Bad

Tales that travel around the globe and into the depths of the heart.

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You Know When the Men Are Gone

The wives at a military base grapple with the unknown as their husbands head into combat in these linked short stories.

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Night Soul and Other Stories

A new volume of stories from Joseph McElroy leads readers from darkness to sudden radiance.

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Long, Last, Happy

A posthumous short story collection invites a look back at the "style-drenched" work of an audacious writer.

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What Becomes

Short tales of the alien landscape within from an award-winning writer.

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The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

An engrossing compendium of the author's short fiction leaves the reader wanting still more.

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Where the God of Love Hangs Out

Amy Bloom's new novel of short stories puts the spotlight on cupid's paradoxical heartlessness. Read more...

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).