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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
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These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very... (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
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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
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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
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Aimee Benders Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a womans children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of... (read more)

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Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
by Tobias Wolff
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"One of our most exquisite storytellers" (Esquire) gives us his first collection in over a decade: ten potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, display his mastery over a quarter century. Tobias Wolff's first two books, In the Garden... (read more)

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Too Much Happiness
Too Much Happiness
by Alice Munro
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Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers — the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children... (read more)

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The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
by Haruki Murakami
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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
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Ian McEwan's Somerset Maugham Award-winning collection First Love, Last Rites brought him instant recognition as one of the most influential voices writing in England today. Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which... (read more)

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Knockemstiff
Knockemstiff
by Donald Ray Pollock
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In this unforgettable work of fiction, Donald Ray Pollock peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked... (read more)

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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
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From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales — eleven of which... (read more)

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The Boat
The Boat
by Nam Le
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A stunningly inventive, deeply moving fiction debut: stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa City; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea, in a... (read more)

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Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
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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)
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In nine captivating stories, the author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? probes the pleasures and pains of modern relationships, offering poignant yet wickedly funny advice on "How to Be an Other Woman", "How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)", and for... (read more)

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The Dead Fish Museum: Stories
The Dead Fish Museum: Stories
by Charles D'Ambrosio
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"In the fall, I went for walks and brought home bones. The best bones weren't on trails — deer and moose don't die conveniently — and soon I was wandering so far into the woods that I needed a map and compass to find my way home. When winter... (read more)

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