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Writer Paolo Bacigalupi once described short stories as "hand grenades of ideas....When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them." We agree.

For a limited time, save 30% on some of our favorite collections of short stories -- all guaranteed to blow your mind, without blowing your budget.

Discount good on new (not used) copies in the specific edition featured.

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What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank: Stories
What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank: Stories
by Nathan Englander
Publisher Comments
“Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver. His pinpoint descriptions are pared to perfection . . . His people twitch with life.” — Scotsman In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and... (read more)

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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Karen Russell
Staff Pick
If Flannery O'Connor had somehow become enamored of magical realism, she might have created a short story collection such as this. Russell is evidently entranced by youth, and her various and sundry child characters are brought vividly to life in... (read more)

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How to Breathe Underwater: Stories
How to Breathe Underwater: Stories
Staff Pick
The opening story of Julie Orringer's debut collection is a truly original variant on the Gothic tale, set in the unlikely jungle of a New Orleans back yard. Another piece reconstructs the trials of one girl's adolescence in the form of a corrective... (read more)

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Willful Creatures: Stories
Willful Creatures: Stories
by Aimee Bender
Staff Pick
Aimee Bender always manages to tell stories that are both surreal and whimsical, yet entirely emotionally relatable. In Willful Creatures she weaves stories of people with keys as fingers or irons as heads that draw you in and perfectly capture the human... (read more)

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Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
by Tobias Wolff
Review
This collection of stories—twenty-one classics followed by ten potent new stories—displays Tobias Wolff's exquisite gifts over a quarter century."Unforgettable…. Wolff's voice is unfailingly authentic, while his embrace of... (read more)

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Too Much Happiness
Too Much Happiness
by Alice Munro
Publisher Comments
"Munro's latest collection is satisfyingly true to form and demonstrates why she continues to garner laurels (such as this year's Man Booker International Prize). Through carefully crafted situations, Munro breathes arresting life into her characters... (read more)

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The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
by Haruki Murakami
Review
With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault... (read more)

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First Love, Last Rites: Stories
First Love, Last Rites: Stories
by Ian McEwan
About the Author
Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including the novels The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize, and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award,... (read more)

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Knockemstiff
Knockemstiff
by Donald Ray Pollock
Staff Pick
"My father showed me how to hurt a man one August night at the Torch Drive-in when I was seven years old. It was the only thing he was ever any good at." With this opening line, Pollock never looks back or lets up in a debut collection of short stories... (read more)

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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
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The Boat
The Boat
by Nam Le
Publisher Comments
In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become. "We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It... (read more)

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Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Publisher Comments
Ever since the publication of his first story collection in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America’s finest short story writers. Gryphon brings together sixteen classics with seven new stories, giving us the most... (read more)

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Pulse (Vintage International)
Pulse (Vintage International)
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After the best-selling Arthur & George and Nothing to Be Frightened Of, Julian Barnes returns with fourteen stories about longing and loss, friendship and love, whose mysterious natures he examines with his trademark wit and observant eye. From an... (read more)

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Self-Help (Vintage Contemporaries)
Self-Help (Vintage Contemporaries)
Review
"Trenchant, funny tales....Moore is much more than another chronicler of the chronically out-of-sync relations between American men and women. She writes with urgency and pace... (read more)

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The Dead Fish Museum: Stories
The Dead Fish Museum: Stories
by Charles D'Ambrosio
Review
The High Divide At the Home Id get up early, when the Sisters were still asleep, and head to the ancient Chinese mans store. The ancient Chinese man was a brown, knotted, shriveled man who looked like a chunk of gingerroot and ran one of those tiny... (read more)

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