• 11 Kinds of Loneliness
    11 Kinds of Loneliness
    ISBN: 9780099518570
    Title: 11 Kinds of Loneliness
    Author: YATES RICHARD

    First published in 1962, a year after IRevolutionary Road/I, this sublime collection of stories seems even more powerful today. Out of the lives of Manhattan office workers, a cab driver seeking immortality, frustrated would-be novelists, suburban men and their yearning, neglected women, Richard Yates creates a haunting mosaic of the 1950s, the era when the American dream was finally coming true - and just beginning to ring a little hollow.

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    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • 365: Stories
    365: Stories
    ISBN: 9780241146866
    Title: 365: Stories
    Author: ROBERTSON JAMES

    In 2013, the author wrote a story every day. Each was exactly 365 words long. A year later, on a daily basis, the stories were published on the Five Dials website. This book offers a collection of 365 stories, each 365 words long.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • About Love & Other Stories
    About Love & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9780199536689
    Title: About Love & Other Stories
    Author: CHEKHOV ANTON

    'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived'Raymond Carver's unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov'sstories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare andunadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. They include well-known pieces such as 'The Lady with the Little Dog', as well as less familiar work like 'Gusev', inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and 'Rothschild's Violin', a haunting and darklyhumorous tale about death and loss.

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    Price: $16.00
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  • Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It
    Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It
    ISBN: 9781473610859
    Title: Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It
    Author: GREENGRASS JESSIE

    The twelve stories in this startling collection range over centuries and across the world.There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings, both literal and metaphorical; and acts of cruelty and neglect, but also of penance.Some stories concern themselves with the present, and the mundane circumstances in which people find themselves: a woman who feels stuck in her life imagines herself in different jobs - as a lighthouse keeper in Wales, or as a guard against polar bears in a research station in the Arctic.Some stories concern themselves with the past: a sixteenth-century alchemist and doctor, whose arrogance blinds him to people's dissatisfaction with their lives until he experiences it himself.Finally, in the title story, a sailor gives his account - violent, occasionally funny and certainly tragic - of the decline of the Great Auk.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Adventures in the Skin Trade
    Adventures in the Skin Trade
    ISBN: 9780811202022
    Title: Adventures in the Skin Trade
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN


    A story collection full of a fantastic and whimsical assortment of odd characters only Dylan Thomas could have conceived.


    This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction--and what an extraordinary storyteller he was --holds special interest because it ranges from the early stories such as "The School for Witches" and "The Burning Baby," with their powerful inheritance of Welsh mythology and wild imagination, to the chapters he completed before his death of the alas unfinished novel Adventures in the Skin Trade. Adventures is the story, written in a shrewd, sly, deadpan vein of picaresque comedy, of young Samuel Bennet, who runs away from his home in Wales to seek his fortune in London.



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  • Adverbs
    Adverbs
    ISBN: 9780060724429
    Title: Adverbs
    Author: HANDLER DANIEL

    A dramatic meditation on love both fleeting and everlasting, 'Adverbs' is a serious work of fiction by one of today's most innovative voices, and famed author of the Lemony Snicket series. 'Adverbs' marks the return of Daniel Handler to adult fiction as he tackles life's most complicated and compelling noun: love. In a series of intersecting narratives that explore variations of that ineffable feeling, Handler crafts a moving and shifting story exploring the frustrating glory of this most troublesome of emotions. Two friends, one dying and one lonely; an adolescent's first homosexual stirrings for his sister's boyfriend; a doomed, enormously inappropriate tryst between a taxi driver and his passenger; a high-school crush that falls painfully short of a movie projected on a grungy screen. Handler's characters experience love in all of its dark, triumphant, devastating and sneaky forms. In 'Adverbs', Daniel Handler reveals to us how the most universal of themes is also the most unknown. 'Love was in the air, so both of us walked through love on our way to the corner. We breathed it in, particularly me.'

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    Price: $32.00
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  • After the Quake
    After the Quake
    ISBN: 9780099448563
    Title: After the Quake
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI

    The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.' This new collection of stories, from one of the world's greatest living writers, dissects the violence beneath the surface of modern Japan.

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    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Age of Wire & String
    Age of Wire & String
    ISBN: 9781847086389
    Title: Age of Wire & String
    Author: MARCUS BEN


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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Alice
    Alice
    ISBN: 9781846685293
    Title: Alice
    Author: HERMANN JUDITH


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  • All Roads Lead to Blood
    All Roads Lead to Blood
    ISBN: 9781939650870
    Title: All Roads Lead to Blood
    Author: CHAU BONNIE

    Unflinching portrayals of desire and alienation fill Bonnie Chau's award-winning story collection. Chau's short fiction explores the lives of young women navigating love, failure, heritage, and memory, and presents a fresh perspective of second-generation Chinese-Americans. Moving back and forth between California and New York, and ranging as far away as Paris, Chau's exquisitely written stories are bold, highly imaginative, and haunting, featuring characters who defiantly exert their individuality.

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  • All Saints' Day Lovers
    All Saints' Day Lovers
    ISBN: 9781408860410
    Title: All Saints' Day Lovers
    Author: VASQUES JUAN GABRIEL

    Set mainly in the starkly beautiful landscape of Belgium's Ardennes, 'The All Saints' Day Lovers' is a remarkable and intense exploration of relationships, loneliness and cruelty.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • All the Rage
    All the Rage
    ISBN: 9780099587422
    Title: All the Rage
    Author: KENNEDY A L


    All the Rage was named to the shortlist of 'Best Short Story Collection 2014' by The Frank O'Connor Prize.


    A.L. Kennedy, the author of The Blue Book and Day, writes like a force of nature. Claire Messud says she's "one of Britain's most iconoclastic and fiercely independent talents." Richard Ford calls her "a profound writer," and Ali Smith dubbed her "the laureate of good hurt."


    All the Rage is Kennedy's riveting new collection, a luscious feast of language that encompasses real estate and forlorn pets, adolescents and sixtysomethings, weekly liaisons and obsessive affairs, "certain types of threat and the odder edges of sweet things." The women and men in these dozen stories search for love, solace, and a clear glimpse of what their lives have become. Anything can set them off thinking-the sad homogeneity of hotel breakfasts, a sex shop operated under Canadian values (whatever those are), an army of joggers dressed as Santa. With her boundless empathy and gift for the perfect phrase, Kennedy makes us care about each of her characters. In "Takes You Home," a man's attempt to sell his flat becomes a journey to the interior, by turns comic and harrowing. And "Late in Life" deftly evokes an intergenerational love affair free of the usual clichés, the younger partner asking the older, "What should I wear at your funeral?"


    Alive with memory, humor, and longing, All the Rage is A.L. Kennedy at her inimitable best.


    May 2014 Best Book of the Month by Amazon in the Literature & Fiction category



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  • All the Voices Cry
    All the Voices Cry
    ISBN: 9781926845524
    Title: All the Voices Cry
    Author: PETERSEN ALICE

    Alice Petersen writes as eloquently about the natural world as she does about the world of human emotion and desire. This is a wise and impressive collection of stories. David Bezmozgis, author ofThe Free World Alice Petersen's All the Voices Cry is masterful and potent incredibly satisfying for a reader Kathleen Winter, author of Annabel. An academic's wife, struggling to keep up with her husband's quest to find a long-dead author's Tahitian love-garden, realizes that her own idea of paradise no longer includes her husband. An architect dreams of slender redheads, Champlain's astrolabe, and a brush with mortality—and finds at least the latter at Danseuses 7 Jours. An elderly man boards a trans-Pacific flight in an attempt to elude the prediction of a psychic, only to understand too late how the prophecy has shaped his actions. In All the Voices Cry, modern life collides with all the old pushes and pulls: city and country, the global and the local, the ideal and the real. Petersen's characters chase the mirage of escape, and are brought up hard by reality. This is a book rooted in landscape, tangled in the brambles of personal history, and it introduces in Alice Petersen a wondrous new voice that is yours to discover.
    Alice Petersen is a writer and critic whose work has been shortlisted for numerous Canadian prizes and awards. She was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • Alphabet of Birds
    Alphabet of Birds
    ISBN: 9781908276445
    Title: Alphabet of Birds
    Author: NAUDE S J

    If death comes to a loved one, can we grieve alone? When all around is in ruins, can we confine our lives to one beautiful room constructed out of art, or love, or family ties? And when the words we know prove inadequate, can we turn to the language of birds? In an arty mansion in Milan's industrial zone, two men are shown one of the last remaining Futurist noise machines Рan Intonarumore Рand a painful old truth surfaces. A musician travels to three continents to see her siblings before returning to Johannesburg; her home is plundered every night around her as she composes a requiem. A man follows his male lover from London to Berlin's clubbing scene and on to a ruined castle in which the lover's family lives. He is looking for an antidote. The protagonists in SJ Naud̩'s South African Literary Award-winning short story collection are listening out for answers that cannot be expressed. Offering fresh perspectives on gay, expat and artistic subcultures and tackling the pain of loss head on, Naud̩'s stories go fearlessly and tenderly to the heart of our experiences of desire, love and death.


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  • American Housewife
    American Housewife
    ISBN: 9781471153792
    Title: American Housewife
    Author: ELLIS HELEN

    A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewifefeatures murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure-hunters, and the best bra-fitter south of the Mason Dixon line.

    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 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 pre-war 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 of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop.

    Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Snicker, American Housewifeis an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

    'I finished American Housewifethree days ago, and I'm still in withdrawal. I want to throw a cocktail party for Helen Ellis's beautiful, demented, touching heroines. I'd ply them with gin and Jell-O salad, admire their brooches, and force them to give up their deepest secrets. In other words, I wish I could read this exhilarating book all over again' Eliza Kennedy

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • American Lover
    American Lover
    ISBN: 9780701189273
    Title: American Lover
    Author: TREMAIN ROSE


    A seductive new collection from 'a magnificent story-teller." --"Independent on Sunday"
    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.
    Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories. In her precise yet sensuous style she lays bare the soul of her characters -- the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy and the adorable -- to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.



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  • American Lover
    American Lover
    ISBN: 9780099548447
    Title: American Lover
    Author: TREMAIN ROSE


    A seductive new collection of stories from the Orange Prize-winning author of The Road Home and Restoration


    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmasterâe(tm)s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughterâe(tm)s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.


    âe~Gloriousâe¦ She demonstrates the effortless magic of the seasoned storytellerâe(tm) The Times



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  • American Wife
    American Wife
    ISBN: 9780552775540
    Title: American Wife
    Author: SITTENFELD CURTIS

    On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband's presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House-and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, "almost in opposition to itself."

    A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck. So more than a decade later, when she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she hardly gave him a second look: She was serious and thoughtful, and he would rather crack a joke than offer a real insight; he was the wealthy son of a bastion family of the Republican party, and she was a school librarian and registered Democrat. Comfortable in her quiet and unassuming life, she felt inured to his charms. And then, much to her surprise, Alice fell for Charlie.

    As Alice learns to make her way amid the clannish energy and smug confidence of the Blackwell family, navigating the strange rituals of their country club and summer estate, she remains uneasy with her newfound good fortune. And when Charlie eventually becomes President, Alice is thrust into a position she did not seek-one of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. As Charlie's tumultuous and controversial second term in the White House wears on, Alice must face contradictions years in the making: How can she both love and fundamentally disagree with her husband? How complicit has she been in the trajectory of her own life? What should she do when her private beliefs run against her public persona?

    In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld has created her most dynamic and complex heroine yet. American Wife is a gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and the exigencies of fate into a brilliant tapestry-a novel in which the unexpected becomes inevitable, and the pleasures and pain of intimacy and love are laid bare.


    Praise for American Wife

    "Curtis Sittenfeld is an amazing writer, and American Wife is a brave and moving novel about the intersection of private and public life in America. Ambitious and humble at the same time, Sittenfeld refuses to trivialize or simplify people, whether real or imagined."
    -Richard Russo

    "What a remarkable (and brave) thing: a compassionate, illuminating, and beautifully rendered portrait of a fictional Republican first lady with a life and husband very much like our actual Republican first lady's. Curtis Sittenfeld has written a novel as impressive as it is improbable."
    -Kurt Andersen


    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Amsterdam Stories
    Amsterdam Stories
    ISBN: 9781590174920
    Title: Amsterdam Stories
    Author: NESCIO

    No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept landscape of the Netherlands.

    Who was Nescio? Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—was the pen name of J.H.F. Grönloh, the highly successful director of the Holland-Bombay Trading Company and a father of four—someone who knew more than enough about respectable maturity. Only in his spare time and under the cover of a pseudonym, as if commemorating a lost self, did he let himself go, producing over the course of his lifetime a handful of utterly original stories that contain some of the most luminous pages in modern literature.

    This is the first English translation of Nescio’s stories.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories
    Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories
    ISBN: 9781447207573
    Title: Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories
    Author: DELILLO DON

    The stories in The Angel Esmeralda, collected from all five decades of DeLillos career, show an acknowledged master of the novel in complete command of the short form. Here, DeLillo finds the freedom to represent the wide range of human experience in contemporary America; and to challenge it, forcing us to comprehend the uncomfortable shadows lurking beyond our immediate perceptions. By exposing his characters to their own deep and sometimes unconscious longings, or to unexpected acts of terror and violation, DeLillo sparks moments of shocking narrative poignancy. His strong vision of our future and certain comprehension of our past coalesce to form a timeless present that is eerily perceptive and prophetic. No matter whether he is focused upon the slums of New York or astronauts in orbit around the Earth, by electing not to turn away from the unsettling manner in which humans are often brought together, or the disquieting truth behind their emotional interactions, he creates powerful stories of lust and obsession, of loss and remorse, of grief and ecstasy. For those unfamiliar with DeLillos work, these intense and articulate stories offer a wonderful introduction to one of Americas greatest living writers; for those already acquainted, they are a thrilling and significant addition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
    Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
    ISBN: 9780349008462
    Title: Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
    Author: CARTER ANGELA


    This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners Here are subversive tales - by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others - all have one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women


    Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.



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  • Angela Carters Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
    Angela Carters Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
    ISBN: 9781844086979
    Title: Angela Carters Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
    Author: CARTER ANGELA ED

    Here are subversive tales - by Ama Ata Aidoo, Djuna Barnes, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others - all with one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as role models for all women. Elizabeth Jolley celebrates that rare phenomenon, the female confidence trickster and in Leonora Carrington's beautifully surreal tale, a hyena is persuaded by a debutante to take her place at the ball - and go dressed to kill.Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Angels & Insects
    Angels & Insects
    ISBN: 9780099224310
    Title: Angels & Insects
    Author: BYATT A S

    These two novellas, MORPHO EUGENIA and THE CONJUGIAL ANGEL, are set in the mid-nineteenth century, weaving fact and fiction, reality and romance. MORPHO EUGENIA is a lively Gothic fable of the Earthly Paradise, of the Victorian obsession with Darwinian theories of breeding and sexuality and the parallels between insect and human society. THE CONJUGIAL ANGEL, a philosophical ghost-story concerns Tennyson's IN MEMORIAM, published in 1850, mourning the death of his friend Arthur Hallam.

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  • Animal-lover's Book of Beastly Murder
    Animal-lover's Book of Beastly Murder
    ISBN: 9780393323665
    Title: Animal-lover's Book of Beastly Murder
    Author: HIGHSMITH PATRICIA

    Stories from The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder portray, with incisive humor, the murderously competitive desires of our most trusted companions. In this satirical reprise of Kafka, cats, dogs, and the occasional cockroach are no longer benign elements of a happy home but actually have the power to destroy it.

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    Price: $27.00
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  • Anthropology
    Anthropology
    ISBN: 9781847675507
    Title: Anthropology
    Author: RHODES DAN


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  • Art in Nature & Other Stories
    Art in Nature & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9780956308696
    Title: Art in Nature & Other Stories
    Author: JANSSON TOVE

    An elderly caretaker at a large outdoor exhibition, called Art in Nature, finds that a couple have lingered on to bicker about the value of a picture; he has a surprising suggestion that will resolve both their row and his own ambivalence about the art market. A draughtsman's obsession with drawing locomotives provides a dark twist to a love story. A cartoonist takes over the work of a colleague who has suffered a nervous breakdown only to discover that his own sanity is in danger.In these witty, sharp, often disquieting stories, Tove Jansson reveals the fault-lines in our relationship with art, both as artists and as consumers. Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all brought into focus in these wise and cautionary tales.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    ISBN: 9780007580972
    Title: Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    Author: MANTEL HILARY

    Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished, acclaimed and garlanded writers. Uniquely, her last two novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, both won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In this new collection of ten stories, all her gifts of characterisation, observation and intelligence are once again fully on display. With settings ranging from Saudi Arabia to Greece to London, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    ISBN: 9780007580996
    Title: Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    Author: MANTEL HILARY

    ""
    "The New York Times" bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," that has been called "scintillating" ("New York Times Books Review"), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" ("The Chicago Tribune") and "otherworldly" ("Washington Post").
    "A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a 'capital 'E.'"--NPR
    "A book of her short stories is like a little sweet treat."--"USA Today" (4 stars)
    " Mantel is at] the top of her game."--"Salon"
    "Genius."--"The Seattle Times"
    One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories

    In "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher," Hilary Mantel's trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, unsparing eye, and rascally intelligence are once again fully on display.

    Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel way.
    Cutting to the core of human experience, Mantel brutally and acutely writes about marriage, class, family, and sex. Unpredictable, diverse, and sometimes shocking, "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" displays a magnificent writer at the peak of her powers.

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  • Astray
    Astray
    ISBN: 9781447209508
    Title: Astray
    Author: DONOGHUE EMMA

    With the turn of each page, the characters that roam across these pages go astray. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters; gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross borders of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, under duress or incognito.

    A sequence of fourteen fact-inspired fictions about travels to, in and from North America, Astray offers a past in scattered pieces, a surprising and moving history for restless times.



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  • Astray
    Astray
    ISBN: 9781447211952
    Title: Astray
    Author: DONOGHUE EMMA

    Goldminer. Counterfeiter. Slave. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse.
    The colourful, fascinating characters that roam the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.
    With rich detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to the Yukon gold rush, antebellum Louisiana to a 1960s Toronto highway. Astrayoffers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    ISBN: 9781408709528
    Title: At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    Author: JHABVALA RUTH PRAWER


    With an introduction by Anita Desai.


    Over the course of her glittering literary career, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote some of the most wonderful novels of the twentieth century and screenplays to some of the most beloved films - but she was also a master of the short story form. This stunning new collection brings together the jewels in the crown of her writing: it is a showcase of astonishing storytelling power.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • Attrib. & Other Stories
    Attrib. & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9781910312162
    Title: Attrib. & Other Stories
    Author: WILLIAMS ELEY

    This debut collection from Eley Williams centres upon the difficulties of communication and the way one's thoughts may never be fully communicable and yet can overwhelm you. Attrib. celebrates the tricksiness of language just as it confronts its limits. Correspondingly, the stories are littered with the physical ephemera of language: dictionaries, dog-eared pages, bookmarks and old coffee stains on older books. This is writing that centres on the weird, tender intricacies of the everyday. A bold new collection from one of Britain's most original new writers.

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    Price: $29.00
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  • Awakening & Selected Stories
    Awakening & Selected Stories
    ISBN: 9780142437322
    Title: Awakening & Selected Stories
    Author: CHOPIN KATE

    When The Awakening was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its author's reputation. But a century after her death, it is widely regarded as Kate Chopin's great achievement. Through careful, subtle changes of style, Chopin shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences - refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Ayiti
    Ayiti
    ISBN: 9781450776714
    Title: Ayiti
    Author: GAY ROXANE

    The debut collection from the vibrant voice of Roxane Gay is a unique blend of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Babette's Feast & Other Stories
    Babette's Feast & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9780141393766
    Title: Babette's Feast & Other Stories
    Author: DINESEN ISAK & BLIXEN KAREN

    These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well-known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'.& All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.'Immensely satisfying . . . splendid imaginative creations, the work of a writer of stature.'& The Times Literary Supplement'Acutely perceptive, often mysterious stories.'& Sunday Telegraph

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Back Talk Stories
    Back Talk Stories
    ISBN: 9780349134628
    Title: Back Talk Stories
    Author: LAZARIN DANIELLE

    'Beautifully crafted' New York Times

    'The best collection I've read in years, from a phenomenal new talent' Celeste Ng

    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 befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In 'Appetite', a sixteen-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In 'Dinosaurs', a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give -and how much they can take - from the people around them.


    Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bad Dirt
    Bad Dirt
    ISBN: 9780007198870
    Title: Bad Dirt
    Author: PROULX ANNIE

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx follows the success of Close Range with another remarkable collection of short stories set in Wyoming.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bad Dreams & Other Stories
    Bad Dreams & Other Stories
    ISBN: 9781910702888
    Title: Bad Dreams & Other Stories
    Author: HADLEY TESSA


    In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric, say, and a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, strange in the dark; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: the stories focus in on crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys, or a young woman reads the diaries she comes across when she's housesitting. Small acts have large consequences, and some of them reverberate across decades; things fantasised in private can reach out to affect other people, for better and worse. An older woman recovering from serious illness speaks to a lonely young man on a train; an old friend brings bad news to a dinner party; a schoolteacher in the throes of a painful affair in 1914 has mixed feelings about her pupils' suffragette craze. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams.


    Bad Dreams shows yet again that Tessa Hadley is a master of her art, one of the very finest writers at work in Britain today.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
    Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
    ISBN: 9780099282969
    Title: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
    Author: VONNEGUT KURT

    Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut.

    "Vonnegut said that his last book, Timequake (1997), would be his last, but no one as imaginative and in love with language and story can resist the lure of the page, and it's obvious that he had a grand time working on this collection of his vintage stories. Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut's earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and sixties for such popular venues as The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. In his engagingly autobiographical introduction, Vonnegut describes his stints as a Chicago journalist and PR man for General Electric in Schenectady, New York; his decision to supplement his income by writing; and his rapid success and evolution into a full-time writer. So, here are his literary roots, a set of stories that reflects their era's eagerness to turn the horrors of war into anecdote and to equate technology with progress. Unabashedly fablelike, they can be either sly or sweet, sentimental or vaudevillian, but all are quietly subversive. . . . Rich in low-key humor and good old-fashioned morality, Vonnegut's stories are both wily and tender." --Booklist

    "You trust this voice . . . the pretentious are all brought to earth with his wit . . . These stories . . . speak only of simple truths." --Chicago Sun-Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
  • Barefoot Dogs Stories
    Barefoot Dogs Stories
    ISBN: 9781476784977
    Title: Barefoot Dogs Stories
    Author: RUIZ-CAMACHO ANTONIO

    A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book of 2015 * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 * One of the Texas Observer's "Five Books We Loved in 2015" * One of PRI's "The World's Five Books You Should Read in 2016"

    "Profound and wrenching…A deeply moving chronicle of one family's collective devastation, full of remarkable wisdom and humor" (The New York Times Book Review) that follows the members of a wealthy Mexican family after their patriarch is kidnapped.

    On an unremarkable night, José Victoriano Arteaga-the head of a thriving Mexico City family-vanishes on his way home from work. The Arteagas find few answers; the full truth of what happened to Arteaga is lost to the shadows of Mexico's vast underworld. But soon packages arrive to the family house, offering horrifying clues.

    Fear, guilt, and the prospect of financial ruin fracture the once-proud family and scatter them across the globe, yet delicate threads still hold them together: in a swimming pool in Palo Alto, Arteaga's grandson struggles to make sense of the grief that has hobbled his family; in Mexico City, Arteaga's mistress alternates between rage and heartbreak as she waits, in growing panic, for her lover's return; in Austin, the Arteagas' housekeeper tries to piece together a second life in an alienating new l∧ in Madrid, Arteaga's son takes his dog through the hot and unforgiving streets, in search of his father's ghost.

    A stunningly original exploration of the wages of a hidden war, Barefoot Dogs is a heartfelt elegy to the stolen innocence of every family struck by tragedy. Urgent and vital fiction, "these powerful stories are worthy of rereading in order to fully digest the far-reaching implications of one man's disappearance…this singular book affords the reader the chance to step inside a world of privilege and loss, and understand how the two are inextricably intertwined" (San Francisco Chronicle).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
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