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 ...

Snowdrops and Stardust – Sue Lilley

Flame-haired rock-god Aiden Delaney has it all. But three days before his sell-out headline gig, he takes off alone, disillusioned and on a quest for inspiration. Fame and fortune was never meant to be such a senseless treadmill. Where does he go from here? Then he’s rescued from a snowstorm by beautiful country-girl Marianne who doesn’t even admit she knows who he is. Alone in her cosy cottage, miles from the city, three magical days will surely change their lives. If you love a rock-star ...


Lures – John DiFelice

The lure of fame draws a meme detective to a hostile sports arena in Philadelphia. The chance to earn their father’s love lures his children to an electronic necromancer. The lure of vengeance causes a man to invite his best friend to an ill-fated fishing trip. These are the stories in “Lures,” a collection of short fiction and poems by John DiFelice.

Painting Rainbows – Sue Lilley

Mandy always adored Joel. But he was the local hot-boy and she was the schoolgirl barely on his radar. Their paths don’t cross again until they’re free and single young adults. They meet by chance in a picturesque seaside village, perfect for sizzling summer afternoons and endless sultry nights of newly discovered passion. They know instantly they’re soulmates, destined to be lovers forever. But life isn’t like that. A curved ball is hurled right under their feet, wrenching them apart. Will real life conspire against ...

The One That Got Away (and other short stories) – Margaret Lynette Sharp

A compilation of three scintillating short stories: ‘The One That Got Away’, ‘More Than a Mere Bagatelle’, and ‘Chance Encounter’, all written by Amazon best-selling and prolific Australian author, Margaret Lynette Sharp. Both ‘The One That Got Away’ and ‘More Than a Mere Bagatelle’ have taken awards at the Hurstville Festival of Community Arts Literary Competition (in 2014 and 2015, respectively). The third story, ‘Chance Encounter’, is a sweet, nostalgic romance, crafted specifically for this new volume. This title has been awarded 5 stars by ...

London 1963 and Other Stories – Stephen Winter

Stories set along the outskirts of reality . . . In the story ‘Where is Everybody?’, a waitress spoofs a krazy-kat quantum metaphor thus enticing a young physicist to join her for some gallery hopping. In ‘The Mystery of Haven’ we follow an artist choosing to cool-out there during a brief unstable time for the town and then finds herself unwilling to leave. Or could be a time-tripping girl on holiday in 1963 London trying to control her impulses, or a self-described high school misfit ...