The Office of Historical Corrections
A Novella and Stories
“I have been holding my breath for Danielle Evans’ next book of short stories since Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, and The Office of Historical Corrections was worth the wait. She delivers the same great storytelling, insight, and sharp cultural commentary. Her touch on themes usually associated with older people, such as redemption, reconciliation, and propitiation, moved me. I read the whole collection in two days.”Miesha Headen, Loganberry Books
Fiona and Jane
NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY VOGUE * USA TODAY * TIME * OPRAH DAILY * PARADE * THE WASHINGTON POST * BUZZFEED * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * MARIE CLAIRE * FORTUNE * GLAMOUR * W MAGAZINE * NYLON * BUSTLE * POPSUGAR * ELECTRIC LITERATURE * THE RUMPUS * DEBUTIFUL * AND MORE!
A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK
“Fiona And Jane captures the textures of... Read more »
“These stories of the members of a compact Cambodian-American community, from the refugees to the business owners to the gay teenagers, seamlessly balance humor with hardships.”Sofia Silva Wright, Phoenix Books Burlington
Beasts and Beauty
You think you know these stories, don’t you?
You are wrong.
You don’t know them at all.
Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life . . . and death.
A prince has a...Read more »
“After wowing readers (former President Barack Obama included) with 2015’s Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff returns with a collection of stories just as wise and meticulously constructed. Within the sun-kissed, palmetto-strewn swampland of Groff’s Florida, we encounter a pair of abandoned sisters, anxious mothers, and a woman being pushed to the edge. Looking inward and out, Groff examines the lives of her characters with a surveyor’s eye, capturing the sense of dread and desire that pervades their existence. Floridais an exploration of time and place, both sensual and terrifying, and seems to me both timely and timeless.”Uriel Perez, BookPeople
By Joe Hill
Narrated by: Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang & George Guidall
Length: 16 hours 12 minutes
“What a ride! This book of stories (two written with Stephen King) is a fast ride through Hill’s considerable imagination. He takes us through 13 stories of suspense, from the back of a motorcycle and outrunning a murderous semi-truck driver to an American sea monster, then on to a young girl who befriends a machine, and ending with, well, the end of the world. His stories are reminiscent of a certain well-known horror writer, but are clearly his own brand of terror. I enjoyed each of them and wished that some might morph into full-length books because it was hard to let them go. I always look forward to Hill’s books, and this one did not disappoint.”Sarah Harmuth Letke, Redbery Books
How Long 'til Black Future Month?
Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.
"Marvelous and wide-ranging." -- Los Angeles... Read more »
I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat
“It’s wildly delightful to have such a slender short story collection provide a full course meal of emotion: savory, salty, sour, sweet, tender and all-around charming. These are portraits of hungry men--craving touch, love, and acceptance--and finding it in friends and family (and food). True to the title, I found myself satisfied by the end of the book, but excited for what Gonzalez will serve up next.”Luis, Avid Bookshop
Selected Hemingway Stories
A New Audio Collection
“I listened to the audiobook version, "Hemingway Stories: A New Audio Collection," which I had downloaded from Libro.fm. I've read Hemingway's novels over the years but this is the first time for his short stories since high school. Many of these stories left me breathless and all were brilliant examples of writing that conveys emotions without embellishment -- simple, direct and unadorned. This man has the ability to write the truth. When you read his words, you say to yourself "Yes, that's exactly the way it is!"”Bob, Changing Hands
The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh
POOH GOES VISITING and other stories
Story 1 In which we are introduced
Story 2 In which Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place
Story 3 In which Pooh and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a Woozle
Story 4 In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds one
Story 5 In which Piglet is entirely surrounded by water
Story 6 In... Read more »
Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories
A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd
Hercule Poirot Mysteries
At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is "probably the greatest...Read more »
“WOW. My first experience with Ted Chiang absolutely blew me out of the water. Each story left me with wide eyes and a racing mind, running to my husband to read a passage so we could both be knocked over with wonder. Exhalation filled me with so many questions about our collective past, present, and future, I’ll be coming back to this book again and again trying to find the answers.”Kasey Kane, Country Bookshelf
Shit Cassandra Saw
“Kirby has mastered the art of short fiction…A stunning collection from a writer whose talent and creativity seem boundless.”
Margaret Atwood meets Buffy in these funny, warm, and furious stories of women at their breaking points, from Hellenic times to today.
Cassandra may have seen the future, but it doesn't mean she's resigned to telling... Read more »
Islands of Decolonial Love
Stories & Songs
In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation. Found on reserves, in cities and small towns, in bars and curling rinks, canoes and community centres,...Read more »
Sabrina & Corina
Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.
Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they... Read more »
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
Agatha Christie demonstrates her unparalleled mastery with Three Blind Mice and Other Stories—a classic compendium of mystery and suspense, crime and detection, whose title novella served as the basis for The Mousetrap, the longest running stage play in the history of the London theater.
A blinding snowstorm—and a homicidal maniac—traps a small...Read more »
Love in Color
Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold
“Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully.” —Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie
A vibrant collection of love stories from a debut author, retelling myths, folktales, and histories from...Read more »
Reclaim the Stars
17 Tales Across Realms & Space
Reclaim the Stars is a collection of bestselling and acclaimed YA authors that take the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world. From princesses warring in space, to the all too-near devastation of climate change, to haunting ghost stories in Argentina, and mermaids off the coast of the Caribbean. This is science...Read more »
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE
A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)
"A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time
"A beautifully fragmented... Read more »
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
By Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Narrated by: Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Kimiko Glenn, Colman Domingo, Natalie Morales, Raúl Esparza, Will Brill, Stephanie Beatriz, Emma Galvin & Nicholas Gonzalez
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes
From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.
Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in... Read more »
An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard.
The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue--and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you'll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth,... Read more »
From the celebrated, award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov: a lavish volume of stories by one of the most influential short fiction writers of all time
Anton Chekhov left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now, renowned translators Richard Pevear and... Read more »
The Best Short Stories 2021
The O. Henry Prize Winners
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: Maris Calin, Feodor Chin, Frankie Corzo, Gary Furlong, Deepti Gupta, Hillary Huber, Sullivan Jones, John Lee, Katharine Lee McEwan, Adenrele Ojo, Fred Sanders & Bahni Turpin
Length: 13 hours 6 minutes
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year—continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence.
Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new look, and a new guest editor. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought her... Read more »
By Laura Lippman
Narrated by: Laura Lippman, Sophie Amoss, Eileen Stevens, Susan Bennett, Xe Sands, Jason Culp, George Newbern, Janina Edwards, Jane Oppenheimer, Jesse Vilinsky, Carlotta Brentan, Eva Kaminsky & Sarah Naughton
Length: 8 hours 56 minutes
In a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women—including one never-before-published novella—New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman showcases why she is one of today’s top crime writers.
The award-winning master of psychological suspense is in top form in this collection of diverse and diabolically clever stories.
In the...Read more »
Milk Blood Heat
If you enjoyed Sabrina & Corina, then you’ll love Milk Blood Heat.
“Hands down the best short story collection I've read to date. Not a dud in the bunch. Each story glows 10/10 on its own merit, yet paradoxically, each is that much greater when paired with its peers. If you want to know what it's like to read a miracle, pick up Dantiel W. Moniz's debut (that's right... A DEBUT!!!!!!) Milk, Blood, Heat. It's a book you'll slow down the audio when you listen to it to savor every last rich, syrupy drop.”Conner, BookBar
Ghosts of the Shadow Market
From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes an exciting new short story collection that follows Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world. Ghosts of the Shadow Market is a Shadowhunters novel.
The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires.... Read more »
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times
Seven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storyteller
Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out... Read more »
The Low Desert
Raymond Carver meets Elmore Leonard in this extraordinary collection of contemporary crime writing set in the critically acclaimed Gangsterland universe, a series called "gloriously original" by the New York Times Book Review.
With gimlet-eyed cool and razor-sharp wit, these spare, stylish stories from a master of modern crime fiction assemble... Read more »
Stories for Children
Read by Ted Hughes. Selected and Introduced by Michael Morpurgo
The best of Ted Hughes' writing for children, chosen by Michael Morpurgo and read by the author. Read more »
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Author Yiyun Li, honored as one of Granta's 21 Best Young American Novelists under age 35, continues her illustrious career with this insightful collection of short stories. With compelling visions of the scrapes and unpleasant situations in which people find themselves, Li's works trigger emotional responses of all types-whether through a tale... Read more »
Todos los cuentos
Un volumen excepcional que reúne por primera vez en un solo volumen todos los cuentos del Premio Nobel de Literatura Gabriel García Márquez.
El lector encontrará los relatos tempranos de García Márquez recogidos bajo el título Ojos de perro azul, donde se incluye «Monólogo de Isabel viendo llover en Macondo», célebre texto que puso los...Read more »
“Wow! Here is a collection of stories that are at times funny, often moving, and really, really good, if not great. 'Welcome to Mars' is perhaps my favorite. It's Kirk's 19th birthday, and he joins his father to go surfing on what turns out to be a defining day in his life. And then there's 'Alan Bean Plus Four,' which is a hilarious telling of four friends' journey to the moon. Read it. You'll be pleasantly surprised by Tom Hanks' writing.”Randy Schiller, Left Bank Books
David Sedaris - 14 CD Boxed Set
All of David Sedaris' best in one box set! The set includes ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY with a full hour of bonus tracks not available on cassette; NAKED; HOLIDAYS ON ICE; and BARREL FEVER AND OTHER STORIES. This timeless collection combines poignancy, humor, and the sparkling imagination of one of America's best-loved humorists. Read more »
A Hercule Poirot Short Story
Hercule Poirot is about to tuck into a very traditional English supper with his old friend Bonnington when a lone diner sparks his interest. Like clockwork, the man has eaten at the restaurant on Thursdays and Tuesdays for the last ten years, but no one on the staff knows his name. When “Old Father Time,” as they have fondly nicknamed him,...Read more »
Her Body and Other Parties
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado... Read more »
Stories of Your Life and Others
“I have read in several places that Ted Chiang is one of the most important voices in modern science fiction and after reading this book I fully agree with this statement. Stories of Your Life is a collection of short stories that for the most part were originally published in magazines. Each of the stories dealt with wildly different subjects, proving Chiang’s versatility as an author. And each story was deeply compelling and filled with truly original ideas. My favorite kind of science fiction is the kind that forces you to put the book down occasionally and ponder the implications of the ideas being presented. This collection had no shortage of these moments. Another one of my favorite issues in science fiction is linguistics and communication difficulties, the title story that was made into the film Arrival, did a wonderful job at addressing this issue and presented fresh concepts that I will be considering for some time to come. The best books are the ones that keep you thinking for months on end and I have no doubt that this book has had that effect on me. I don’t want to give away the premises of these stories because I found them surprising throughout and wouldn’t want to deprive you of a similar experience. Highly recommended!”Jean-Paul, Space Cowboy Books
Meet Cute: Some people are destined to meet.
Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "how they first met" from some of today's most popular YA authors.
Listeners will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via... Read more »
The Anne of Green Gables Collection
Anne Shirley Books 1-6 and Avonlea Short Stories
Anne of Green Gables
Fans of L.M. Montgomery‚Äôs Anne Shirley rejoice! Collected here are all eight of the original Anne Shirley books in the order they were published. This collection includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, and Further Chronicles of...Read more »
“A dynamic, and timely, debut by a new voice in fiction, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. This collection is comprised of five short stories and one novella all set in the state of Virginia. As you read these stories, you will experience, and feel, the gamut of human emotion as the voices and themes in each are different. The author explores race, identity, and an imagining of the future in the novella "My Monticello". Thought-provoking.”Melanie, Bookstore1Sarasota
Land Of Big Numbers
“I loved this stunning debut collection of stories. Chen digs deep and uses her experience as a foreign correspondent to portray the voices and lives of people living in modern China. These stories will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading the book. Highly recommended.”Cody Morrison, Square Books
Look Both Ways
A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms, Chris Chalk, Bahni Turpin, Kevin R. Free, JD Jackson, Guy Lockard, January LaVoy, Jason Reynolds, Adenrele Ojo & David Sadzin
Length: 3 hours 58 minutes
“While adults may discount the heavy emotions of middle school, Jason Reynolds has captured all the real life that is young emerging adulthood in his new middle grade book LOOK BOTH WAYS. These middle school children are dealing with the same adversities that hit grown folks but without all the tools adults have and they’re doing alright. This book is insightful, brilliant, heart-breaking and an especially good audiobook from Libro.fm that would be a great family listen.”Rachel, Avid Bookshop
An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
“Refreshingly original, with great pacing, fascinating character development, and surprisingly funny charm in each short story. After almost 90 years of life, Maud delights in living life her way: splitting time between exploring the world and living in her rent-free apartment, alone. When someone - a selfish artist, the upstairs wife-beating neighbor, a gold-digger, or a shifty antiques dealer - threatens Maud’s lifestyle, well, that just won’t do. They’ll have to go. Luckily for Maud, no one suspects an elderly lady to be up to no good.”BrocheAroe, River Dog Book Co.
“These stories about human relationships range from those between lovers, friends, and family. How is it that Taylor can write so that we can see the interior crevices of these characters’ souls?”Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop
Five Tuesdays in Winter
Award-winning Lily King’s first-ever collection of exceptional and innovative short stories
With Writers & Lovers and Euphoria, Lily King’s books catapulted onto bestseller and best-of-the-year lists across the country and established her as one of our most “brilliant” (New York Times), “wildly talented” (Chicago Tribune), and beloved authors...Read more »
Beth Piatote’s luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world
Told with humor, subtlety, and spareness, the mixed-genre works of Beth Piatote’s first collection find...Read more »
Jane in Search of a Job
A Short Story
A classic Agatha Christie short story from the collection The Golden Ball and Other Stories
Jane Cleveland is in desperate need of a job, and when she sees an ad for a woman of her description needed to impersonate a grand duchess, she cannot believe her luck. The royal retainers tell Jane that the job will be dangerous because attempts have been...Read more »
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.
Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.... Read more »
Parker Pyne Investigates
A Parker Pyne Collection
Agatha Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of the short form mystery with Parker Pyne Investigates—short stories of crime and detection featuring Parker Pyne, certainly one of the most unconventional private investigators ever to pursue a hot lead.
Mrs. Packington felt alone, helpless and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she...Read more »
Fireside Tales from the Queen of Mystery
"Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels
An all-new collection of winter-themed stories from the Queen of Mystery, just in time for the holidays—including the original version of...Read more »
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed
If you enjoyed My Sister, the Serial Killer, then you’ll love An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed.
“You definitely wouldn't want to meet the heroine of An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed in a dark alley late at night. Maud may be pushing ninety, but she is a force and has spent her life exacting her own brand of justice that may or may not have resulted in more than a few murders. Translated from Swedish, this was charming.”Rachel, Avid Bookshop