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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 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mother Reader
Essential Writings on Motherhood
Edited by Moyra Davey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-072-6 (1-58322-072-0)

The intersection of motherhood and creative life is explored in these writings on mothering that turn the spotlight from the child to the mother herself. Here, in memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays, and fiction, mothers describe first-hand the changes brought to their lives by pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering.

Many of the writers articulate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Erotique Noire/Black Erotica

Edited by Miriam Decosta-Willis, Reginald Martin and Roseann P. Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 18, 1992
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42309-0 (0-385-42309-8)

A collective work of art whose time has come. Of lasting value for all lovers of literature and the erotic, this is a glorious, groundbreaking celebration of black sensuality, including works by Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and many more. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cuba in Mind
An Anthology
Edited by Maria Finn Dominguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7613-0 (1-4000-7613-7)

Since Columbus arrived in 1492 and called Cuba “the most beautiful country that human eyes have ever seen,” few places on earth have evoked such passion. The thirty-one writers in Cuba in Mind offer ample proof of the fascinations that have lured generations of travelers.

In this richly varied anthology of poetry... Read more >

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The Gay Canon
Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read
Written by Robert Drake


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49228-7 (0-385-49228-6)

There are countless works of interest to gay men in print right now--anthologies, novels, memoirs, and more. It is a reflection of progress that there is such an openly recognizable culture. Yet how to make sense of the choices offered? What do gay men need to read? What books have shaped... Read more >

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Australian Literature
An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under
Written by Phyllis F. Edelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 16, 1993
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-36800-3 (0-345-36800-2)

Spanning more than a century, Australian Literature crystallizes a spirit, style, and ethos found nowhere else in world literature. These captivating selections in Australian Literature come from major voices, both famous and lesser known, and encompass short stories, memoirs, novels and aboriginal writings. Resonant or wryly witty, charming or disturbing, they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans
The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category
Edited by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7685-7 (1-4000-7685-4)

Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Vintage Book of War Fiction

Edited by Sebastian Faulks and Jorg Hensgen


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3040-8 (1-4000-3040-4)

In this powerful anthology, Sebastian Faulks, author of the internationally acclaimed Birdsong, and Jorg Hensgen have put together some of the finest fictional writing about war in the 20th century. Whether reporting with sober clarity or raw despair, the assembled novelists each found a way to transcend the facts of death... Read more >

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Minding the Body

Written by Patricia Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 20, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47167-1 (0-385-47167-X)

A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the psychological and political aspects of a woman’s body in today’s culture. An important and much-needed book for women who seek to understand their bodies and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations, and ethnic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77551-5 (0-679-77551-X)

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the García Márquez fable... Read more >

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013
Including stories by Donald Antrim, Andrea Barrett, Ann Beattie, Deborah Eisenberg, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Kelly Link, Alice Munro, and Lily Tuck
Series edited by Laura Furman
Contribution by Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman and Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80325-2 (0-345-80325-6)

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3131-3 (1-4000-3131-1)

“Widely regarded as the nation’s most prestigious awards for short fiction.” —The Atlantic Monthly

Since its establishment in 1919, the O. Henry Prize stories collection has offered an exciting selection of the best stories published in hundreds of literary magazines every year. Such classic works of American literature as Ernest Hemingway’s The... Read more >

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O. Henry Prize Stories 2005

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7654-3 (1-4000-7654-4)

“Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction.” —The Atlantic Monthly

Prize Jury: Cristina Garcia, Ann Patchett, Richard Russo

Since its establishment eighty-five years ago, each volume of the O. Henry Prize Stories has offered an exciting selection of the best stories published in hundreds of literary magazines, giving readers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006

Written by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9539-1 (1-4000-9539-5)

A radiant reflection of contemporary fiction at its best, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 features stories from locales as diverse as Russia, Zimbabwe, and the rural American South. Series editor Laura Furman considered thousands of stories in hundreds of literary magazines before selecting the winners, which are accompanied here by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80731-1 (0-345-80731-6)

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from an erupting volcano in Iceland to a brothel in the old Wild West. They feature a dazzling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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O. Henry Prize Stories 2007

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27688-9 (0-307-27688-0)

An arresting collection of contemporary fiction at its best, these stories explore a vast range of subjects, from love and deception to war and the insidious power of class distinctions. However clearly spoken, in voices sophisticated, cunning, or na•ve, here is fiction that consistently defies our expectations. Selected from thousands of... Read more >

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O. Henry Prize Stories 2008

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-28034-3 (0-307-28034-9)

An annual collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 is studded with extraordinary settings and characters: a teenager in survivalist Alaska, the seed keeper of a doomed Chinese village, a young woman trying... Read more >

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PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-28035-0 (0-307-28035-7)

A perennial classic now in partnership with PEN American Center

Featuring stories selected from thousands published in literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 is studded with great writers such as Junot Díaz, Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin, and Paul Theroux, as well as new voices. The winning stories feature locales as... Read more >

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PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010

Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47236-6 (0-307-47236-1)

A collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 brings to life a dazzling array of subjects: a street orphan in Malaysia, a cowboy and his teenage bride, a Russian nanny in Manhattan, a... Read more >

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PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011
The Best Stories of the Year
Edited by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47237-3 (0-307-47237-X)

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 contains twenty unforgettable stories selected from hundreds of literary magazines. The winning tales take place in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and feature a fascinating array of characters: aging jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012
Including stories by John Berger, Wendell Berry, Anthony Doerr, Lauren Groff, Yi
Written by Laura Furman


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94788-8 (0-307-94788-2)

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. These remarkable stories explore the boundaries of the imagination in settings as various as an army training camp in China, the salt mines of Detroit, a divided Balkan... Read more >

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The Book of Spies
An Anthology of Literary Espionage
Edited by Alan Furst
Introduction by Alan Furst


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75959-8 (0-375-75959-X)

An anthology of the world’s best literary espionage, selected by a contemporary master of the genre, Alan Furst.

Here is an extraordinary collection of work from some of the finest novelists of the twentieth century. Inspired by the politics of tyranny or war, each of these writers chose the base elements of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7718-2 (1-4000-7718-4)

As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly diverse... Read more >
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