Short Stories

Short stories are more than just a quick fix for the time-strapped.  When crafted well, short stories are like grenades which quickly explode in front of us.  They let us dip our toe into strange minds and foreign worlds or conceal something which lurks behind the pages before sliding into view. 


Heroic Hearts

Jim Butcher, Kerrie Hughes

In this short story collection of courage, adventure, and magic, heroes--ordinary people who do the right thing--bravely step forward. But running toward danger might cost them everything. . . . In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher

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The Shoemaker's Wife

Adriana Trigiani

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career—a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers

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Uncommon Type

Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart

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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Stephen King

For more than thirty-five years, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he introduces each story with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. As Entertainment Weekl

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Endless Summer

Elin Hilderbrand

Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand revisits her most treasured and iconic characters in this magical collection of stories. Collected in a single volume for the first time, Endless Summer ranges from fan favorites to original, never-before-seen work

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Jack Reacher Series, Book 18.5

No Middle Name

Lee Child

No Middle Name begins with "Too Much Time," a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. "Small Wars" takes

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Marple: Twelve New Mysteries

Agatha Christie, Naomi Alderman, Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Natalie Haynes, Jean Kwok, Val McDermid, Karen M. McManus, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse, Ruth Ware

One doesn't stop at one murder... Jane Marple is an elderly lady from St Mary Mead who possesses an uncanny knack for solving even the most perplexing puzzles. Now, for the first time in 45 years, Agatha Christie's beloved character returns

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Star Wars Series

From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, Nnedi Okorafor, Sabaa Tahir

On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend th

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Outlander Series, Book 0.5

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Diana Gabaldon

Can't get enough of Gabaldon's time-traveling "Outlander" universe? Here are seven stories featuring a range of key characters, from Lord John Grey to a 19-year-old Jamie Fraser hanging out with friend and future brother-in-law Ia

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If I Survive You

Jonathan Escoffery

In the 1970s, Topper and Sanya flee to Miami as political violence consumes their native Kingston. But America, as the couple and their two children learn, is far from the promised land. Excluded from society as Black immigrants, the family pushes on

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Liberation Day

George Saunders

"Love Letter" is a tender missive from grandfather to grandson, in the midst of a dystopian political situation in the (not too distant, all too believable) future, that reminds us of our obligations to our ideals, ourselves, and one anothe

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Night Shift

Stephen King

Here we see mutated rats gone bad ("Graveyard Shift"); a cataclysmic virus that threatens humanity ("Night Surf," the basis for The Stand); a possessed, evil lawnmower ("The Lawnmower Man"); unsettling children from the

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3 Days to Live

James Patterson

The people closest to you can be your most dangerous enemies in this heart-pounding collection of 3 brand-new thrillers from the master of suspense. 3 Days to Live: A CIA-agent bride is on her European honeymoon when she and her husband are poisoned

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The Tales of Dunk and Egg Series, Books 1-3

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

George R. R. Martin

aking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collec

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Old Babes in the Wood

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood has established herself as one of the most visionary and canonical authors in the world. This collection of fifteen extraordinary stories--some of which have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine--explore the full

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Jake Brigance Series, Book 4

Sparring Partners

John Grisham

"Homecoming" takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a

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The Things They Carried

Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer

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The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury

In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America's preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor-- of crystal pillars and fossil seas--where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civiliz

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