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How We Are Hungry

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9556-8 (1-4000-9556-5)

How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical, and intensely soulful group of stories written over the past four years. Though they range from a doomed Irish setter's tales of running and jumping ("After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned") to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
Stories
Written by Nathan Englander


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 21, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70443-7 (0-375-70443-4)

The stories in For the Relief of Unbearable Urges are powerfully inventive and often haunting, steeped in the weight of Jewish history and in the customs of Orthodox life. But it is in the largeness of their spirit-- a spirit that finds in doubt a doorway to faith, that sees in... Read more >

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Stories
Written by Nathan Englander


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94960-8 (0-307-94960-5)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2013
A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of 2012

These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life.

From the title story, a provocative portrait of two marriages inspired... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Big Woods

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 26, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75252-3 (0-679-75252-8)

The best of Faulkner's hunting stories are woven together brilliantly in Big Woods. First published in 1955, the volume includes Faulkner's most famous story, "The Bear" (in its original version), together with "The Old People," "A Bear Hunt," and "Race at Morning." Each story is introduced by a prelude, the final... Read more >
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Collected Stories

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76403-8 (0-679-76403-8)

Winner of the National Book Award

Forty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, Faulkner's stories evoke the intimate textures of place, the deep strata of history and legend, and... Read more >
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Selected Short Stories

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 18, 1993
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42478-9 (0-679-42478-4)

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The Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

Written by William Faulkner


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70109-2 (0-375-70109-5)

This invaluable volume contains some of the greatest short fiction by a writer who defined the course of American literature. Its forty-five stories fall into three categories: those not included in Faulkner's earlier collections; previously unpublished short fiction; and stories that were later expanded into such novels as The Unvanquished, The... Read more >

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Sister Age

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1984
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72385-3 (0-394-72385-6)

In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy... Read more >
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The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edited by Bryant Mangum
Foreword by Roxana Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7477-5 (0-8129-7477-8)

Edited and with an Introduction by Bryant Mangum
Foreword by Roxana Robinson

Benediction • Head and Shoulders • Bernice Bobs Her Hair • The Ice Palace • The Offshore Pirate • May Day • The Jelly Bean • The Diamond as Big as the Ritz • Winter Dreams • Absolution

In the euphoric months... Read more >
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Jordan County
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73616-5 (0-679-73616-6)

Before Shelby Foote under took his epic history of the Civil War, he wrote this fictional chronicle — "a landscape in narrative" — of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations. The seven stories in Jordan County move backward... Read more >
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A Multitude of Sins

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72656-9 (0-375-72656-X)

One of the most celebrated and unflinching chroniclers of modern life now explores, in this masterful collection of short stories, the grand theme of intimacy, love, and their failures.

With remarkable insight and candor, Richard Ford examines liaisons in and out and to the sides of marriage. An illicit visit to the... Read more >
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Vintage Ford

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3392-8 (1-4000-3392-6)

“One of the country’s best writers. . . . No one looks harder at contemporary American life, sees more, or expresses it with such hushed, deliberate care.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford offers honest, moving, and compassionate portraits of modern existence in the stories “Communist,” Reunion,” “Calling,” “Occidentals,” and... Read more >
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Women with Men

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77668-0 (0-679-77668-0)

Richard Ford's Independence Day--his sequel to The Sportswriter, and an international bestseller--is the only novel ever to have received both the Pulitzer Prize and the PENFaulkner Award. Now, with Women With Men, he reaffirms his mastery of shorter fiction with his first collection since the widely acclaimed Rock Springs, published a... 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 >
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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 >
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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 >
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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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Short People

Written by Joshua Furst


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71407-8 (0-375-71407-3)

James Michener Fellowship winner Joshua Furst's widely acclaimed debut collection explores the perils and paradoxes of childhood in ten harrowing, moving, and surprising stories, offering a rare and unsentimental depiction of the lives of American youth.

In "The Age of Exploration," two boys experience the world so differently—Billy through science... Read more >
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