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Love is Power, Or Something Like That by A. Igoni Barrett

When it comes to love, things are not always what they seem. With humor and tenderness, Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria, where desire is a means to an end, and love is a power as real as money. Published by Graywolf Press, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-55597-640-8

Spectacle by Susan Steinberg

In this inventive collection of linked stories, women confront loss and grief as they sift through the wreckage of their lives. Steinberg challenges conventional gender roles and subverts assumptions about narrative with a fierce, lyrical intensity, as these wounded women stand at the edge of disaster and risk it all to speak their sharpest secrets. More Info »

This Close by Jessica Francis Kane

Through twelve stories, some stand-alone, others woven with linked characters, Jessica Francis Kane’s This Close questions the tensions between friendship and neighborliness, home and travel, family and ambition. In writing filled with wit and humor and incredible poignancy, she deftly reveals the everyday patterns that, over time, can swerve a life off course. Published by More Info »

Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry by Christine Sneed

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, 2009, nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, first fiction category, long-listed in the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Published by Bloomsbury (2013), ISBN-10: 162040045 ISBN-13: 978-1620400456

Complete Stories And Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

The title says it all: all Poe’s tales and poems in one place. Doubleday & Company, Inc. (1984) ISBN 0385074077 (ISBN13: 9780385074070)

Great English Short Stories, Christopher Isherwood (ed.)

from the introduction: There are plenty of excellent stories which are just stories; they express nothing beyond themselves. When they have been told to you, you say “that was exciting” or “that was funny” or “I certainly never expected that ending!” You can retell such a story in your own words to your friends and More Info »

50 Great Short Stories, Milton Crane (ed.)

A fine survey of some of the great short stories written between 1872 and 1947. Includes stories by Katherine Masnfield, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, V. S. Pritchett, E. M. Forster, Henry James, Carson McCullers, Rudyard Kipling, Alexander Poushkin, John O’Hara, Anatole France, Thomas Wolfe, Max Beerbohm, Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, O. More Info »

The Stories of Ray Bradbury

A true grandmaster of the short story form. You have to read a few stories by Bradbury and this has a whopping 1112 pages of them: a hundred of his best stories selected by the author himself. Read it in The Stories of Ray Bradbury (Everyman’s Library, 2010, ISBN-10: 0307269051, ISBN-13: 978-0307269058)