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Strange Secrets – Mike Russell

Discover the mystery of the two-headed rose and many more Strange Secrets in this new collection of extraordinary stories by Mike Russell. ‘It can’t be real.’ ‘But it is.’ Strange Secrets invites you to discover the magical and the marvellous. Startlingly inventive and constantly entertaining, these unique, vital and vividly realized stories will take you to places you have never been before. Strange Secrets is Mike Russell’s third short-story collection.

Joy in a Box – Sally Hanan

A collection of short stories for adults, full of hope and possibilities A blind girl has a gift; a father’s heart breaks; a young boy in Africa might die; the step-children want her dead husband’s money . . . Read these short snippets of fiction and be prepared to gasp, giggle, and groan. Sally Hanan’s insight into the human heart brings depth and richness to her inspirational stories, many of them written in a poetic style of prose that flows and gurgles like a country ...



The Largesse of the Sea Maiden – Denis Johnson

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. ...



Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was ...

Dream Lover & Other Tales – RjCook

Glint: A young man commits a murderous deed and has to flee back home. His only choice is to hitchhike the entire way, but fate has other plans for him. Dream, Lover: When Adam Hacker stays overnight at a manor in a quest for the supernatural, history and the paranormal blend in unexpected ways. Ben Franklin’s Dream: In his waning years, Ben Franklin participates in his country’s flagstaff event: the Constitutional Convention. However, due to his advanced years he frequently falls asleep in his chair. ...

Paradise Ladies & Others – R. E. Conary

Thirteen Quiet Tales of Witches, NightMares, DayStuds & Thieves Witches conjure some environmental activism in “Paradise Ladies Sing This Song” A daughter admires her “Mama’s Collectibles” Will something bad happen or is it just” Bar Talk”? Pest control is a real problem when they’re “Ever Fruitful” Thieves seek a god’s power in the “Eyes of Gaal”



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 by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination ...



Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a ...