Short Stories

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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey is J. D. Salinger's third book, published as such in 1961, its two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their 20s, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955.
Interpreter Of Maladies

Interpreter Of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies is a 2000 collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. It was also chosen as The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year. The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in.
The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist.
Her novel, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, won the National Book Award in 1972. This collection of thirty-one short stories is a unique, tangible expression of O’Connor’s projected ideas of the southern United States in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Included in this collection are twelve stories that are only included in this collection and not in her two other compilations, Everything That Rises Must Converge... Read more
Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination, stories by American author Edgar Allan Poe have been compiled by Padraic Colum into a thrilling collection focused on Poe’s suspenseful stories. The first edition compiled by Padraic Colum was published in 1908 by Geoffrey Newnes Ltd. and includes an introduction by Colum explaining his decision to exclude Poe’s poems, comedies, and essays from the collection. A later 1919 edition, published by George G. Harrap & Co., includes 24 full-page black and white plates... Read more
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
Where I'm Calling From

Where I'm Calling From

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.About the ReaderPeter Riegert... Read more
Drown

Drown

by Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also... Read more
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.
The Stories Of John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

by John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer. " It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979; the paperback version won the American Book Award for Fiction in 1981.
Girl With Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace, first published in 1989. Though they are not related, many of the stories share the theme of society's fascination with celebrity, some using real celebrities, including Alex Trebek, David Letterman and Lyndon Johnson, as fictional characters.
Tales Of the South Pacific

Tales Of the South Pacific

by James A Michener

Tales of the South Pacific is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of sequentially related short stories about World War II, written by James A. Michener in 1946. The stories were based on observations and anecdotes he collected while stationed as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (now known as Vanuatu). The skipper of PT-105 met Michener while stationed at the PT boat base on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The Southern Gothic collection was first published in 1955 by Hartcourt, Brace and Company. The short stories explore O'Connor's grotesque view of life which is often realistic and ultimately hopeful. A Good Man is Hard to Find is her second published work and established O'Connor as a major voice in American literature. Short stories in the collection include "The... Read more
Men Without Women

Men Without Women

by Ernest Hemingway

First published in 1927, Men Without Women is an early Hemingway collection containing fourteen short stories that are beginning to show the normal Hemingway themes: war and it's casualties, the interactions between men and women, sports, and violence.
"Banal Story," "In Another Country," "The Killers," "Ten Indians," "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Undefeated," "Fifty Grand," "In Another Country," "Now I Lay Me," "A Canary for One," and more.
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories have a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.
In Our Time

In Our Time

by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams.First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing... Read more
Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

by Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie's first novel after The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story set in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegory for several problems existing in society today, especially in India and the Indian subcontinent. It looks at these problems from the viewpoint of the young protagonist Haroun.
Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book "This book is a rare event: a brilliant new satirist bursting out of the gate in full stride, wildly funny, pure, generous—all that a great humorist should be."—Garrison Keillor "An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."—Thomas... Read more
Holidays On Ice

Holidays On Ice

by David Sedaris

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight... Read more
Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

Close Range

Close Range

by Annie Proulx

Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J D Salinger

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Vernon God Little

by D B C Pierre Dbc Pierre

Short Stories Books & Ephemera

Where Angels Fear To Tread

Where Angels Fear To Tread

by Robertson, Morgan

Stories Of the 90\'s

Stories Of the 90's

by Stanford, Derek

Over the Border

Over the Border

by Robertson, Morgan

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

by Lahiri, Jhumpa

Mariner Books. Fine. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 039592720X . First edition softcover with full number line. Unread copy with just a bit of age toning to the inside cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$74.99
In a Father's Place

In a Father's Place

by Christopher Tilghman

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. SIGNED by Christopher Tilghman. His first book, a collection of stories. Tilghman was a member of the Thursday night writer's workshop that met at the home of the writer Andre Dubus. Flawless copy in a fine dust jacket.
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$25.00
Woman Hollering Creek & Other Stories.

Woman Hollering Creek & Other Stories.

by Cisneros, Sandra

New York:: Random House,, 1991. 0394576543. A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The collection reflects Cisneros's experience of being surrounded by American influences while still being familially bound to her Mexican heritage as she grew-up north of the Mexico-US border. These tales focus on the social role of women, and their relationships with the men and other women in their lives. The majority of the characters are stereotypes: men embody machismo while women are... Read more
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$65.00
Music for Chameleons

Music for Chameleons

by CAPOTE, Truman

New York: Random House, 1980. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth, dust jacket. xix, 262pp. Near fine/near fine. Handsome and tight first edition.
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$40.00
More Collected Stories

More Collected Stories

by Pritchett, V. S

New York: Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394531280 . SIGNED by author on bookplate of noted collector, Rolland Comstock, on front paste-down endpaper. "This new book, together with Collected Stories, will stand as the major achievement of the writer whom Eudora Welty has called 'one of the great pleasure-givers in our language.' " Ships same or next business day. Slight slant to spine. Minor edge wear. Bumps on... Read more
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$50.00
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Longman, 1964. Paperback. Good. Signs of wear on the cover. Different cover. Edition 1964. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$5.44
The Oxford Book of Australian Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Australian Short Stories

by Wilding, Michael

Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 700 g; XVIII, 350 pages, includes author index. In original hardcover binding with colour illustrated dustjacket. The book shows no sign of damage. (I doubt that it has ever been opened before). Published in the bicentennial year (what wasn't?), This anthology represents both a realist and formally experimental elements. There are 49 outstanding short stories capturing the expansiveness of... Read more
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AU$20.02
All The Sad Young Men

All The Sad Young Men

by FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Scribner, 1926. First. hardcover. fine/good. 8vo, green cloth (head and foot of spine just lightly bumped), dust wrapper. New York: Scribner's 1926. First Edition. Fine, bight copy in a good dust wrapper.<br/><br/> First issue, with the perfect type on pages 38, 90 & 248. The dust jacket is chipped on the edges & on the spine, where there is a loss of the the first word of the title & part of "Scribners" at the base. It is not price-clipped, however, and... Read more
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$4,000.00
WATERMARKS: Short Stories

WATERMARKS: Short Stories

by [Bayside Night Writers]

Hampton East, Victoria, Australia: Bayside Night Writers, 2001. 144pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A diverse collection of short stories, yarns, anecdotes, and poems, all with water as a common theme, and is the collective work of a Melbourne community writers' group, known as -Bayside Night Writers. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition.. Softcover.... Read more
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AU$9.00
INDISCREET JOURNEYS: Stories of Women on The Road

INDISCREET JOURNEYS: Stories of Women on The Road

by (Edited by) Lisa St Aubin de Teran

London: Virago Press, 1989. xvi, + 334pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards have an abraded area on front board, else undamaged. Textblock mildly flecked on edges, else unmarked. Colour-art illutrated (detail from a Vogue cover by Georges Lepape, 1925), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and colour-faded (no text loss) on spine, else very good. "Women on the road - in love, on the run, in exile, seeking adventure . . . stories... Read more
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AU$18.00
Cold Noses And Warm Hearts: Beloved Dog Stories By Great Authors

Cold Noses And Warm Hearts: Beloved Dog Stories By Great Authors

by Morrow, Laurie (Comp. /rev. )

Minocqua WI: Willow Creek Press. Good+. 2006. Softcover. Very lightly used, mild signs of handling - unmarked. Nice, used copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 232 pages .
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$7.79
West from Singapore (The Louis L&#39;Amour Collection)

West from Singapore (The Louis L'Amour Collection)

by L'Amour, Louis

Bantam Books, New York, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition. Foreword by author, at the beginning of each short story is a small explanation of where the story is set and about Louis L'Amour. Sand coloured end pages. Brown coloured faux textured leather binding, with facsimile gilt embossed author signature to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Seven short stories that the author wrote just... Read more
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AU$30.03
A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

by Coover, Robert

Coover, Robert. A Night at the Movies. S&S, 1987. First Edition. Near Fine (remainder mark to bottom) in Near Fine jacket.
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$15.00
The Ebony Tower

The Ebony Tower

by Fowles, John

Boston: Little, Brown. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1974. First American Edition. Cloth. .
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$55.00
To Cut a Long Story Short

To Cut a Long Story Short

by Jeffrey Archer

London: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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£8.00
Collected stories of William Faulkner

Collected stories of William Faulkner

by William, Faulkner

Random House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. , A book that is used but still very attractive .
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$24.50
Girl with Curious Hair

Girl with Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1989. 1st/1st. Like New. Stated First Edition, first printing with complete number line starting with 1. The book appears unread. Tight and square with solid hinges, good corners, and clean unmarred boards. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate, or markings and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Dust jacket is unclipped ($17.95) with a hint of shelf-wear, otherwise Fine. Protected in a Brodart Mylar cover. The second book, and first collection of short stories,... Read more
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$85.00
The Toynbee Convector

The Toynbee Convector

by Ray Bradbury

no signs of use
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$7.25
Winners and Losers: Collected Stories

Winners and Losers: Collected Stories

by Rechlin, Charles F

Chesterfield MO: Beachhouse Books. Very Good+. 2006. Softcover. Almost like new condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 200 pages .
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$12.79
Overhead In A Balloon

Overhead In A Balloon

by Mavis Gallant

Random House Publishing Group. Used; Very Good. Random House, 1987. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Previous owner name on front free end page. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. . 1987. First Edition. HARDCOVER.
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$8.95
Woollcott&#39;s Second Reader

Woollcott's Second Reader

by Woollcott, Alexander

New York, NY: Viking Press. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Signed. Number 253 of Limited Edition; Tanning to spine; Interior clean and unmarked; original slipcover shelfworn; Some pages with tiny dog ears. Contents include, in part: The Lady's Maid's Bell by Edith Wharton; A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm; The Portrait of M. M. by D. H. Lawrence; Two Friends by Willa Cather; Cakes and Ale: Or the Skeleton in the Cupboard by W. Somerset Maugham; The Golden Age by Kenneth... Read more
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$55.00
Learning to Swim And Other Stories

Learning to Swim And Other Stories

by Swift, Graham

New York: Washington Square Press. Near Fine. 1986. First Edition Thus. Softcover. 0671618342 . SIGNED by author on full title page. "An admirable collection. Each story has its subtle nuances of narrative and language which establish a quite distinct character. A most impressive work of fiction." -- The Times. Ships same or next business day. Book has minor edge wear, tiny rub near spine head; otherwise, free from major defect. Protected in archival plastic bag. ; 8vo 8" - 9"... Read more
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$20.00
Keepsakes & Other Stories [SIGNED]

Keepsakes & Other Stories [SIGNED]

by Jon Hassler

Afton, Minnesota: Afton Historical Society Press, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 25.5 x 18.5 cm. 120pp. Green boards in dust jacket. Signed by the author, Jon Hassler, and the wood engraver, Gaylord Schanilec, on the title page. This is the trade edition, not the limited.
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$75.00
A Tidewater Morning

A Tidewater Morning

by Styron, William

Helsinki: Eurographica. Fine. 1990. Softcover. 9519371710 . Wraps. Limited edition signed by Styron to the title page with his written date. From the series Contemporary Authors in Signed Limited Editions, 41. #302 of 350 copies. Very tight and clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .
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$79.99
The Dream of the White Village: A Novel in Stories

The Dream of the White Village: A Novel in Stories

by Baruth, Philip E

Winooski VT: R. N. M.. Good. 1999. Paperback. Lightly used copy with mild signs of handling at open corner tips - unmarked. Nice, used copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 333 pages .
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$9.79