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Field Notes
The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren
Written by Barry Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7512-6 (1-4000-7512-2)

In this collection of twelve stories, Barry Lopez—the National Book Award–winning author of Arctic Dreams and one of our most admired writers—evokes the longing we feel for beauty in our relationships with one another, with the past, and with nature.

An anthropologist traveling with an aboriginal people finds that, because of his... Read more >
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Light Action in the Caribbean
Stories
Written by Barry Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75448-0 (0-679-75448-2)

Moving from fable and historical fiction to contemporary realism, this book of stories from Barry Lopez is erotic and wise, full of irresistible characters doing things they shouldn't do for reasons that are mysterious and irreducible. In "The Letters of Heaven," a packet of recently discovered 17th-century Peruvian love letters presents... Read more >
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Resistance

Written by Barry Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7665-9 (1-4000-7665-X)

From the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams, a highly charged, stunningly original work of fiction—a passionate response to the changes shaping our country today. In nine fictional testimonies, men and women who have resisted the mainstream and who are now suddenly “parties of interest” to the government tell their... Read more >
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The Journey Prize Stories 23

Selected by Alexander MacLeod, Alison Pick and Sarah Selecky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-9562-7 (0-7710-9562-7)

For more than two decades, The Journey Prize Stories has been presenting the best short stories published each year by some of Canada’s most exciting new writers. Previous contributors -- including such now well-known, bestselling writers as Yann Martel, Elizabeth Hay, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Heather O'Neill, Pasha Malla, Timothy Taylor... Read more >
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The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

Edited by Ben Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3482-6 (1-4000-3482-5)

“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they... Read more >
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Leaving the Sea
Stories
Written by Ben Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73998-8 (0-307-73998-8)

By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation.

In the heartfelt “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop... Read more >
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Leaving the Sea
Stories
Written by Ben Marcus


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37938-2 (0-307-37938-8)

From one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, an extraordinary collection of stories that showcases his gifts—and his range—as never before.

In the hilarious, lacerating “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise ship... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories

Written by Valerie Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9550-6 (1-4000-9550-6)

In this vital and heartbreaking collection of stories, Valerie Martin, the bestselling author of Mary Reilly and the internationally acclaimed Property, turns an unflinching eye upon artists—driven and blocked, desired and detested, infamous and sublime, as they struggle beneath the tyranny of Art to reconcile their audience with their muse.

A... Read more >
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More Stories We Tell
The Best Contemporary Short Stories by North American Women
Written by Wendy Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71450-4 (0-375-71450-2)

In this anthology, Wendy Martin offers us an assortment of stellar short stories written by North American women over the past thirty years. In reading these stories we see how vast and varied is the landscape of American fiction: We are transported from a Midwestern strip mine town in the 1970s... Read more >

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We Are the Stories We Tell

Written by Wendy Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 7, 1990
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72881-8 (0-679-72881-3)

“From the classics of Welty, Oates, and O’Connor to the latest stories of Mason, Erdrich, Atwood, and LeGuin, this anthology shows the astonishing range of contemporary women's fiction in North America,” writes Elaine Showalter. For all the diversity of the stories—in subject, style, setting and mood—they have one thing in common... Read more >

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Shiloh and Other Stories

Written by Bobbie Ann Mason


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 7, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75843-0 (0-375-75843-7)

"These stories will last," said Raymond Carver of Shiloh And Other Stories when it was first published, and almost two decades later this stunning fiction debut and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award has become a modern American classic. In “Shiloh,” Bobbie Ann Mason introduces us to her western Kentucky people and... Read more >
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Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail
Stories
Written by Bobbie Ann Mason


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 2, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76061-7 (0-375-76061-X)

In this remarkable book, the author of Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country, and other award-winning books gives us powerful new stories that capture the restless energy of life in contemporary America. The characters here are travelers and seekers, feeling their way toward, or away from the defining moments of their... Read more >
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All the Days and Nights
The Collected Stories
Written by William Maxwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76102-0 (0-679-76102-0)

From the American Book Award-winning author of Ancestors and Time Will Darken comes a masterful collection of stories, spanning more than 50 years—a tour of a world that engages readers entirely, and whose characters command the deepest loyalty and tenderness. Read more >
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Mother of Sorrows

Written by Richard McCann


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9621-3 (1-4000-9621-9)

In these ten interwoven stories, two adolescent brothers face a world in which their father has suddenly died, a world dominated by their beautiful and complicated mother. Thirty years later, one of the brothers–the only remaining survivor of a family he seeks both to leave behind and to preserve in words... Read more >
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Crow Fair
Stories
Written by Thomas McGuane


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35019-8 (0-385-35019-8)

From one of our most deeply admired storytellers, author of the richly acclaimedGallatin Canyon, his first collection in nine years.

Set in Thomas McGuane’s accustomed Big Sky country, with its mesmeric powers, these stories attest to the generous compass of his fellow feeling, as well as to his unique way with words and... Read more >
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Gallatin Canyon

Written by Thomas McGuane


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7518-8 (1-4000-7518-1)

The stories of Gallatin Canyon are rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery skating at night on Lake Michigan; an Irish clan in Massachusetts gather around their dying matriarch; a... Read more >
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To Skin a Cat

Written by Thomas McGuane


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1987
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75521-2 (0-394-75521-9)

Thomas McGuane's first short story collection; 13 stories of great range, verve and humor. Read more >
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How It Ended
New and Collected Stories
Written by Jay McInerney


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38795-0 (0-307-38795-X)

From the Jay McInererny whose first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, defined a generation, a collection of twenty-six stories, new and old, that trace the arc of his career for nearly three decades.
“Extremely entertaining. . . elegant, subtle, shapely and reflective. . . . Perfect specimens.” —The New York Times

How... Read more >
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Complete Shorter Fiction

Written by Herman Melville


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40068-1 (0-375-40068-0)

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Dangerous Laughter
Thirteen Stories
Written by Steven Millhauser


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38747-9 (0-307-38747-X)

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author hailed by The New Yorker as “a virtuoso of waking dreams” comes a dazzling new collection of darkly comic stories united by their obsession with obsession. In Dangerous Laughter, Steven Millhauser transports us to unknown universes that uncannily resemble our own.

The collection is divided into three... Read more >
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The Knife Thrower
and Other Stories
Written by Steven Millhauser


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 22, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78163-9 (0-679-78163-3)

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (also available in Vintage paperback), Steven Millhauser has always been most at home with the short story. This new collection of twelve stories puts his rich and varied talents on dazzling display, demonstrating why this singular... Read more >
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We Others
New & Selected Stories
Written by Steven Millhauser


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74342-8 (0-307-74342-X)

“Every reader knows of writers who are like secrets one wants to keep, and whose books one wants to tell the world about. Millhauser is mine.” —David Rollow, Boston Sunday Globe

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author: the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imagination.

Steven Millhauser’s fiction has consistently, and... Read more >
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Lust and Other Stories

Written by Susan Minot


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70925-8 (0-375-70925-8)

The author of Monkeys and Evening focuses her observant eye and lyrical voice on the delicate emotional negotiations of young New Yorkers. As in a series of deceptively simple watercolors, these stories uncover small moments that yield larger truths--about the ways in which women and men come together and come apart... Read more >

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Bark
Stories
Written by Lorrie Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74086-1 (0-307-74086-2)

These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom.

In “Debarking,” a newly divorced man tries... Read more >
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Bark
Stories
Written by Lorrie Moore


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59413-6 (0-307-59413-0)

A new collection of stories by one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America (“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability.” —The New York... Read more >
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