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Jim Shepard
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Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and three previous collections of stories. He teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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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

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 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: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Unleashed
Poems by Writers' Dogs
Edited by Amy Hempel and Jim Shepard


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Like You'd Understand, Anyway

Written by Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $14.95

Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen—“Here is the effect of these two books,” wrote the Chicago Tribune: “A reader finishes them buzzing with awe”—Jim Shepard now gives us his first entirely new collection in more than a decade.

Like You’d Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with... Read more >
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Like You'd Understand, Anyway
Stories
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Love and Hydrogen
New and Selected Stories
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 27, 2004
Price: $16.95

“These are some of my favorite short stories of the past decade. Reading them is like encountering our national literature in microcosm:  multiform and polyrhythmic, violent and fanciful, erudite and hard-boiled, built on twin foundations of nostalgia for the never-was, and of that millennial American optimism that is indistinguishable from despair.”... Read more >
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Love and Hydrogen
New and Selected Stories
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Project X
A Novel
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00

In 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 >
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Project X
A Novel
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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You Think That's Bad

Written by Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.00

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

You Think That's Bad

Written by Jim Shepard


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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