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Jim Shepard

The author of six previous novels and four collections of stories, JIM SHEPARD was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and now lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children, and teaches at Williams College. His work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, McSweeney's, Tin House, Zoetrope, Playboy, and Vice, among other periodicals.


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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013
Series edited by Laura Furman, Contribution by Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman and Jim Shepard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 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






The Book of Aron
Written by Jim Shepard
Knopf | Hardcover | May 12, 2015
$23.95/(Canada) | 978-1-101-87431-8 (1-101-87431-7)

From the hugely acclaimed National Book Award finalist, a novel that will join the shortlist of classics about the Holocaust and the children caught up in it.

Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar young boy whose family is driven from the countryside into the Warsaw Ghetto. As his family is... Read more






Like You'd Understand, Anyway
Written by Jim Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$14.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27760-2 (0-307-27760-7)

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Love and Hydrogen
Written by Jim Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3349-2 (1-4000-3349-7)

I’ve been a problem baby, a lousy son, a distant brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor student, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable employee, a bewildering lover, a frustrating confidante and a crappy husband. Among the things I do pretty well at this point I’d have to list darts, re-closing Stay-Fresh boxes... Read more






Project X
Written by Jim Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3348-5 (1-4000-3348-9)

n the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him... Read more






You Think That's Bad
Written by Jim Shepard
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74214-8 (0-307-74214-8)

Following Like You’d Understand, Anyway—awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award—Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories. Like an expert curator, he populates the vastness of human experience—from its bizarre fringes and lonely, breathtaking pinnacles to the hopelessly mediocre... Read more





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