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Stay Awake
Stories
Written by Dan Chaon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53038-7 (0-345-53038-1)

“Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever.”—Boston Sunday Globe

“Powerful and disturbing . . . The shocks in this collection are many.”—The Washington Pos
t

These haunting, suspenseful stories by acclaimed author Dan Chaon feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious souls—lost, fragile, searching characters who wander between ordinary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Last of the Menu Girls

Written by Denise Chávez


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3431-4 (1-4000-3431-0)

Rocío Esquibel is a girl growing up in a Southern New Mexico town with her mother and sister. She defines her neighborhood by its trees—the willow, the apricot and the one they call the marking tree. Rocío knows she was born in the bedroom closet where she and her sister now... Read more >
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The Stories of John Cheever

Written by John Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 16, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72442-8 (0-375-72442-7)

When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.

Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the... Read more >
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The Awakening and Selected Stories

Written by Kate Chopin
Edited by Nina Baym
Introduction by Kaye Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78333-6 (0-679-78333-4)

The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and... Read more >

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Mother Rocket

Written by Rita Ciresi


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: June 25, 2002
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-33592-8 (0-385-33592-X)

Winner of The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Rita Ciresi earned blockbuster acclaim and legions of new fans with her tender and witty novel, Pink Slip, a story of family and career, love and longing.

In Mother Rocket, she brings us seven award-winning stories, vibrant slices of life that are at... Read more >

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Woman Hollering Creek
And Other Stories
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73856-5 (0-679-73856-8)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. From a young girl revealing secrets only an... Read more >
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The Varieties of Romantic Experience

Written by Robert Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3184-9 (1-4000-3184-2)

In the title story of this dazzling comic collection, a psychology professor delivers a lecture that segues into a confession of an embarrassing affair. An elderly man worried that his life is going downhill heads to an Indian casino in hopes of some relief. A recently divorced man arrives half an... Read more >

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A Piece of Mine
Stories
Written by J. California Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1991
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42087-7 (0-385-42087-0)

Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of Family.

"In its strong folk flavor, Cooper's work reminds us of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston...It is a delight to read."
--Alice Walker

"The label 'short' story is a woefully inadequate description... Read more >
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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime
Stories
Written by J. California Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-46788-9 (0-385-46788-5)

This fifth collection of stories from J. California Cooper revolves around themes of romance, heartbreak, struggle, and faith. Read more >
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Fifty Great Short Stories

Written by Milton Crane


Format: Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1983
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27745-6 (0-553-27745-6)

50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world's finest short fiction. The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan and O'Connor. The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all... Read more >

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The Dead Fish Museum

Written by Charles D'Ambrosio


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7793-9 (1-4000-7793-1)

“In the fall, I went for walks and brought home bones. The best bones weren’t on trails—deer and moose don’t die conveniently—and soon I was wandering so far into the woods that I needed a map and compass to find my way home. When winter came and snow blew into the... Read more >
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The Dew Breaker

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3429-1 (1-4000-3429-9)

Winner of the 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction


We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and... Read more >
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Krik? Krak!

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76657-5 (0-679-76657-X)

When Haitians tell a story, they say, "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer, "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind... Read more >
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002

Written by Larry Dark


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72162-2 (0-385-72162-5)

Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to awark the top prizes. The result... Read more >

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Prize Stories 2001
The O. Henry Awards
Edited by Larry Dark


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 28, 2001
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49878-4 (0-385-49878-0)

Established early in the last century as a memorial to O. Henry, throughout its history this annual collection has consistently offered a remarkable sampling of contemporary short stories. Each year, stories are chosen from large and small literary magazines, and a panel of distinguished writers is enlisted to award top prizes... Read more >
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Aye, and Gomorrah
And Other Stories
Written by Samuel R. Delany


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70671-4 (0-375-70671-2)

A father must come to terms with his son’s death in the war. In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction—but with a difference! These tales take place... Read more >

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Borrowed Hearts
New and Selected Stories
Written by Rick DeMarinis
Introduction by James Welch


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 3, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-040-5 (1-58322-040-2)

Borrowed Hearts traces the development of Rick DeMarinis’s incantatory voice, including newer work as well as stories selected from his three previous, highly acclaimed collections: Under Wheat (1986), the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction; The Coming of the Free World, a New York Times Notable Book... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Blood and Soap
Stories
Written by Linh Dinh


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 4, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-642-1 (1-58322-642-7)

Blood and Soap is a breakthrough collection of modern-day fables from a wildly inventive American writer whose fiction has been called “terse and edgy” (Booklist) and “vividly imagined” (Kirkus Reviews). Dinh’s gift is for constructing, in the manner of Italo Calvino, simple narratives that quickly frame larger questions; with a poet’s... Read more >
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Fake House
Stories
Written by Linh Dinh


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-039-9 (1-58322-039-9)

Fake House, the first collection of short stories by poet Linh Dinh, explores the weird, atrocious, fond, and ongoing intimacies between Vietnam and the United States.

Linked by a complicated past, the characters are driven by an intense and angry energy. The politics of race and sex anchor Dinh’s work as... Read more >
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All the Time in the World
New and Selected Stories
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8203-9 (0-8129-8203-7)

From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.” Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Sweet Land Stories

Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7177-4 (0-8129-7177-9)

Shortlisted for the 2005 Ambassador Book Award in Fiction

One of America’s premier writers, the bestselling author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, and World’s Fair turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live.

Ranging... Read more >
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Dancing After Hours
Stories
Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75114-4 (0-679-75114-9)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

From a genuine hero of the American short story, Dancing After Hours is a luminous collection that reveals the seams of hurt, courage, and tenderness that run through the bedrock of contemporary American life. In these fourteen stories, Dubus depicts ordinary men and... Read more >
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In the Bedroom
Seven Stories by Andre Dubus
Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3077-4 (1-4000-3077-3)

The seven stories collected here–including “Killings,” the basis for Todd Field’s award-winning film In the Bedroom–showcase legendary writer Andre Dubus’s sheer narrative mastery in a book of quietly staggering emotional power.

A father in mourning contemplates the unthinkable as the only way to allay his grief. A boy must learn to care... Read more >

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Selected Stories

Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76730-5 (0-679-76730-4)

These twenty-three stories represent the best work of one of the finest and most emotionally revealing writers in America. Andre Dubus treats his characters--a bereaved father stalking his son's killer; a woman crying alone by her television late at night; a devout teenager writing in the coils of faith and sexuality... Read more >

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The Cage Keeper
And Other Stories
Written by Andre Dubus III


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72774-0 (0-375-72774-4)

Passion and betrayal, violent desperation, ambivalent love that hinges on hatred, and the quest for acceptance by those who stand on the edge of society–these are the hard-hitting themes of a stunningly crafted first collection of stories by the bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog.

A vigilant young man working... Read more >
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