Pictures capture moments in time, presenting the viewer with a window into another life. But a picture can go only so far. Who are the people in the image? What are their fears? What are their dreams? In the fourteen delightful tales in this collection, Alexander McCall Smith imagines the lives and loves of some of the everyday people pictured in these twentieth-century photographs.
A powerful reckoning over the people we might have been if we’d chosen a different path, from a master of the short story
In this stirring, reflective collection of short stories, Joyce Carol Oates ponders alternate destinies: the other lives we might have led if we’d made different choices.
“Gripping and illuminating . . . At the heart of Te-Ping Chen’s remarkable debut lies a question all too relevant in 21st Century America: What is freedom?” —Jennifer Egan
“Immensely rewarding, from the first sentence to the last . . .$27.00ISBN: 9780316316972Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Little, Brown and Company - January 12th, 2021
From the author of the “enthralling” (New York Times Book Review) and “beautiful” (Washington Post) debut novel The Vexations comes an exciting new story collection that is “perfect for fans of George Saunders and Karen Russell” (Booklist), moving boldly between the real and the surreal
Following her “marvelous”$25.00ISBN: 9780802158154Availability: Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Grove Press - February 2nd, 2021
A livewire debut from Dantiel W. Moniz, one of the most exciting discoveries in today's literary landscape, Milk Blood Heat depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all.$27.00ISBN: 9781594487330Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020
A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
An O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
ONE OF THE NEW YORKER BOOK CRITIC'S FAVORITE FICTION OF THE YEAR$16.99ISBN: 9780063030367Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 20th, 2020
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"Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels$26.99ISBN: 9780062431028Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Harper - November 3rd, 2020
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New York Times Editors' Choice$40.00ISBN: 9780063031852Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020
An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James$28.00ISBN: 9780374126483Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 3rd, 2020
Collected Stories includes both volumes of the National Book Award–winning author Shirley Hazzard’s short-story collections—Cliffs of Fall and People in Glass Houses—alongside uncollected works and two previously unpublished stories$24.95ISBN: 9780811229630Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: New Directions - December 8th, 2020
A dazzling book about memory and extinction from the author of Atlas of Remote Islands
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Financial Times Best Book of the Year$16.95ISBN: 9781593766900Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020
In this delightfully uncanny collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales (The New York Times Book Review), humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services--from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting crime.