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  • Details about You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

    You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

    Curtis Sittenfeld

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD: 'Do-Over', one of the stories in this dazzling first collection by Curtis Sittenfeld. In 'The World Has Many Butterflies', a married woman flirts with a man she meets at parties by playing You think it, I'll say it , putting into words the bitchy things she guesses he's thinking about their fellow guests. But she is in for a shock when, in time, she finds out what was really in his mind. 'The Nominee' sees Hillary Clinton on the campa……more

  • Details about The Accusation

    The Accusation

    Bandi

    The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves duri……more

  • Details about Uncommon Type: Some Stories

    Uncommon Type: Some Stories

    Tom Hanks; Kevin Twomey (Photographer)

    A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has……more

  • Details about Men Without Women: Stories

    Men Without Women: Stories

    Haruki Murakami; Philip Gabriel (Translator); Ted Goossen (Translator)

    A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories ……more

  • Details about We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories

    We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories

    Stephanie Powell Watts

    In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their control The ten stories in this resonant collection deal with both the ties that bind and the gulf that separates generations, from children confronting the fallibility of their own parents for the first time to adults finding themselves forced to start over again and again. In "Highway 18" a young Jehovah's Witn……more

  • Details about Battleborn

    Battleborn

    Claire Vaye Watkins

    The extraordinary debut collection from the Guggenheim Award-winning author of the forthcoming Gold Fame Citrus Winner of the 2012 Story Prize Recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award Named one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" fiction writers of 2012 Winner of New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award NPR Best Short Story Collections of 2012 A Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Time Out New York Best Book of the……more

  • Details about Five-Carat Soul

    Five-Carat Soul

    James McBride

    The stories in Five-Carat Soul -none of them ever published before-spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic-all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sit……more

  • Details about Fresh Complaint

    Fresh Complaint

    Jeffrey Eugenides

    The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich#65533;#65533;--and intriguing--territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enli……more

  • Details about Killing and Dying

    Killing and Dying

    Adrian Tomine

    "One of the most gifted graphic novelists of our time." -- Wired Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine ( Shortcomings , Scenes from an Impending Marriage ) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing e……more

  • Details about Strange Weather: Four Short Novels

    Strange Weather: Four Short Novels

    Joe Hill

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist! A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill. "One of America's finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature's continual war between good and ev……more

  • Details about Back Talk: Stories

    Back Talk: Stories

    Danielle Lazarin

    "Beautifully crafted . . . the sentences in these stories are living and seamless, as if Lazarin had run her hand over them until they became smooth and gleaming with the evidence of her touch." --Carmen Maria Machado, The New York Times Book Review From an award-winning writer, a stunning collection of stories about women's unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface In "Floor Plans," a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriend……more

  • Details about Difficult Women

    Difficult Women

    Roxane Gay

    Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women , a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pai……more

  • Details about What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

    Lesley Nneka Arimah

    FINALIST FOR THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed , Time Magazine , Elle , the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions , Nylon , the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric Literature A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In "Who Will Greet You at Home," a National Magazine Award finalist for The New……more

  • Details about American Housewife

    American Housewife

    Helen Ellis

    Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car o……more