Short Story Month 2018

Short Story Month 2018


  • 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker

    By Deborah Treisman

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374532871
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2010
    The range of voices assembled here is extraordinary: from lyrical realism to satirical comedy, from sociopolitical narratives of immigration and identity to gene-bending metaphysical fantasies. Among the writers are some who have already published several books, and some who are still on their first; writers with origins elsewhere - from Russia to China to Nigera - as well as writers from across the United States. The stories themselves take readers from Riga to Hollywood, from Peru to Texas, from Egypt to Connecticut, with literary styles and plots that are innovative, comic, poignant, and heartbreaking. Welcome to this landmark collection. Contributors' Profiles. 431p.
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

    By Flannery O'Connor

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156364652
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: 1981
    This now-classic book proclaimed O'Connor's emergence as one of the most original and provocative Southern writers of the twentieth century. Through grotesque, often comic, situations, her principal characters were set face to face with problems of salvation: the grandmother in the title story confronting the murderous Misfit; a neglected four-year-old boy looking for the Kingdom of Christ in the fast-flowing waters of the river; General Sash about to meet the final enemy. 252p.
  • A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth

    By William Styron

    Our Price: $4.95 - $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679754497
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1994
    In these three splendidly affecting stories based on the author's youth: Love Day; Shadrach; A Tidewater Morning - William Styron presents his first work of fiction to follow Sophie's Choice. The setting is Virginia's Tidewater country. The time is the Great Depression and World War II. And their common protagonist is Paul Whiteburst, whose recollections of three episodes in his youth serve as a potent magnifying lens through which readers perceive themes of death and loss, war, race, and the terrible power of memory. 142p.
  • All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812982039
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: January 2012
    Six short works by the National Book Award-winning author of Homer & Langley include the stories of a couple who become estranged after a mysterious man claims he grew up in their house and a Russian bus boy who is entangled in an organized crime ring.
  • Ambiguity Machines: and Other stories

    By Vandana Singh

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781618731432
    • Publisher: Small Beer Press
    • Published: February 2018
  • Armageddon in Retrospect

    By Kurt Vonnegut

    Our Price: $7.95
    Kindle Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099524083
    • Publisher: Vintage Classic
    • Published: April 2009
    Offers a collection of twelve writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence.
  • Bad Behavior

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439148877
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: July 2009
    A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill's debut short story collection. Making critical waves when first published, these stories about dislocation, longing and desire depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation in search of human connection. They are rendered in radar-perfect detail, replete with a reportorial candor uncompromised by sentimentality or voyeuristic charm. These stories are the real deal. 208p.
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096084
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: October 2007
    Following the bestselling triumph of 'Kafka on the Shore' comes a collection of stories that nails down Murakami's reputation as a master of the form. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey & an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us & the things we might wish for if we weren't parked along the shoulder, headlights blinking. Murakami's characters confront grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be the closet of all. 384p.
  • Bobcat and Other Stories

    By Rebecca Lee

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781616201739
    • Publisher: Algonquin Books
    • Published: June 2013
    At turns witty, heartbreaking, and fiercely intelligent, Bobcat and Other Stories establishes Rebecca Lee as one of our most gifted and original short story writers. Using a range of landscapes and countries, Lee creates full worlds, so that each story reads like a short novel. A student plagiarizes a paper and holds fast to her alibi, finding herself complicit in the resurrection of one professor’s shadowy past. A dinner party becomes the occasion for the dissolution of more than one marriage. A woman is hired to find a marriage match for the one true soulmate she’s ever found. In all, Rebecca Lee traverses the terrain of infidelity, obligation, sacrifice, jealousy, and finally, optimism. She creates characters so wonderfully flawed, so driven by their desire, so compelled to make sense of their human condition, that it’s impossible not to feel for them when their fragile beliefs of romantic love, domestic bliss, or academic seclusion fail to provide them with the sort of force field they’d hoped for.
  • Bream Gives Me Hiccups

    By Jesse Eisenberg

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802125323
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: August 2016
    From an Academy Award-nominated actor comes a collection of humorous, moving and inventive stories that explore the ridiculousness of modern-day life.
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories

    By David Foster Wallace

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316925198
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: April 2000
    David Foster Wallace has made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In this exuberantly acclaimed collection he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.
  • Can't and Won't

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250062437
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: March 2015
    A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices. 50,000 first printing.
  • CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella

    By George Saunders

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812987683
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2016
    Offering a witty portrait of America in the near future, this collection of six short stories and a novella--including "Bounty" and "Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz"--takes a pointed look at such topics as corporate hypocrisy, marital discord, and virtual reality. A first collection. 15,000 first printing.
  • Collected Fictions

    By Jorge Luis Borges

    Our Price: $12.00 - $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140286809
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 1999
    (Penguin Classics). This superb collection assembles works drawn from the following books: A Universal History of Iniquity, Ficciones, Artifices, The Aleph, The Maker, In Praise of Darkness, Dr. Brodie's Report, and Shakespeare's Memory. With a Note on the Translation; Notes to the Fictions. 565p.
  • Collected Stories of Carson McCullers, including The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

    By Carson McCullers

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395925058
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: September 1998
    This collection of twenty-one pieces includes The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. Though best known for her novels, Carson McCullers was also a writer of dazzling short fiction. The novellas and stories collected here span her entire career, from her apprenticeship in the 1930s through her years of mastery in the 40s & 50s. They explore her signature themes: wounded adolescence, loneliness in marriage, the human comedy as played in the American South. Though her subject matter is often grotesque and her situation extreme, McCullers is not a sensationalist; she is instead a poet & symbolist, a kind of second Hawthorne, searching the luminous meanings behind things in the world.