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Product Description: If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death.THIS IS HOW YOU DIEStories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of DeathThe machines started popping up around the world...read more
By Ryan North (editor)

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9781455529391 | Grand Central Pub, July 16, 2013, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know?

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Product Description: With a song-like voice and deep knowledge of the history and folklore of her native Virginia, Cary Holladay creates dazzling stories of hardship and ecstasy. A young widow romances a German immigrant while weighing a proposal from the colonial governor...read more

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9780814293256 | Cdr edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, June 28, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With a song-like voice and deep knowledge of the history and folklore of her native Virginia, Cary Holladay creates dazzling stories of hardship and ecstasy.

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9780814251867 | Ohio State Univ Pr, June 28, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: With a song-like voice and deep knowledge of the history and folklore of her native Virginia, Cary Holladay creates dazzling stories of hardship and ecstasy.

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Product Description: La Frontera Publishing presents Dead or Alive, its latest collection of fictional short stories about the Wild West from America's newest Western writers, authors who may become tomorrow's legends of Western literature. When the law said bring 'em in dead or alive, that's all some men needed to hear...read more
By Michael T. Harris (editor)

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9780985755140, titled "Dead or Alive: La Frontera Publishing Presents The American West: Great Short Stories from America's Newest Western Writers" | Univ of New Mexico Pr, June 15, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: La Frontera Publishing presents Dead or Alive, its latest collection of fictional short stories about the Wild West from America's newest Western writers, authors who may become tomorrow's legends of Western literature.

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Product Description: New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature. The editors solicited nominations from more than 300 magazines, literary journals, and small presses and narrowed the selection to 19 authors...read more
By Shanie Latham (editor)

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9780253008183 | Quarry Books, March 1, 2013, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature.

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Product Description: The historic, handsome city in the shadow of Los Angeles has been a creative hotbed since the Arroyo Arts & Crafts scene of the early twentieth century. This literary journal gathers short fiction by such Pasadena-area writers as Michelle Huneven (Blame), David Ebershoff (The 19th Wife), Victoria Patterson (This Vacant Paradise), Jervey Tervalon (Understand This), Naomi Hirahara (Snakeskin Shamisen), Lian Dolan (Helen of Pasadena), Denise Hamilton (The Last Embrace), Ron Koertge (The Arizona Kid), Dianne Emley (the Nan Vining mysteries), and Jim Krusoe (Parsifal)...read more
By Michelle Huneven (foreword by) and Patricia O'sullivan (editor)

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9781938849091 | Consortium Book Sales & Dist, April 16, 2013, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The historic, handsome city in the shadow of Los Angeles has been a creative hotbed since the Arroyo Arts & Crafts scene of the early twentieth century.

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Product Description: La Frontera Publishing presents Outlaws and Lawmen, a collection of the latest fictional short stories about the Old West from America’s newest Western writers. Sit back and enjoy great short story fiction from today’s storytellers, the authors who may become tomorrow’s Western literature giants, with an introduction from award-winning Western author Johnny Boggs...read more
By Johnny D. Boggs (introduced by) and Michael T. Harris (editor)

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9780978563493 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, October 15, 2012, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: La Frontera Publishing presents Outlaws and Lawmen, a collection of the latest fictional short stories about the Old West from America’s newest Western writers.

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Product Description: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites...read more
By Tom Perrotta (editor) and Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547242095 | Houghton Mifflin, October 2, 2012, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

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Product Description: Anita Endrezze has deep memories. Her father was a Yaqui Indian. Her mother traced her heritage to Slovenia, Germany, Romania, and Italy. And her stories seem to bubble up from this ancestral cauldron. Butterfly Moon is a collection of short stories based on folk tales from around the world...read more

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9780816502257 | Univ of Arizona Pr, September 20, 2012, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Anita Endrezze has deep memories.

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Featuring contributions from Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Dave Eggers and Alice Hoffman, this anthology of original short fiction from some of today's most celebrated authors pays tribute to Ray Bradbury and his profound contributions to the literary world...read more
By Mort Castle (editor) and Sam Weller (editor)

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9780062122681 | William Morrow & Co, July 10, 2012, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: “Ray Bradbury is without a doubt, one of this, or any century’s greatest and most imaginative writers.

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9780606262569 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, July 17, 2012), cover price $28.15 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. This time, Redd, Nikki-Michelle, and Erick S...read more

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9781601624901 | 1 edition (Urban Books, June 1, 2012), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets.

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9780758265425 | Reprint edition (Kensington Pub Corp, March 5, 2013), cover price $6.99
9780758265418 | 1 edition (Dafina, May 1, 2012), cover price $14.00

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9781455132096 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 24, 2012), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table...read more
By Rob Walker (editor)

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9781606995259 | Fantagraphics Books, August 6, 2012, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity.

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Product Description: Quick fiction for readers on the go! Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is a tantalizing collection of 88 short-short stories custom-picked for the Bathroom Reader aficionado. We scoured the nation for talented writers and asked them to send us their best quick reads...read more

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9781607104278 | Portable Pr, April 1, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Quick fiction for readers on the go!

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Product Description: Fiction. "With descriptions that flash and sparkle with the same youthful exuberance of his young characters, Jay Shearer gives a different and welcomed kind of coming-of-age tale. This work is touching, surprising and, most of all, smart."—Percival Everett

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9781105543647 | Small Pr Distribution, April 1, 2012, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Fiction.

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Product Description: All new stories of punishing extremes and unbearable pleasure... With historical, contemporary, and futuristic backdrops, this outrageously diverse collection of original stories explores every conceivable variation of BDSM erotica-from knitting circles to the Titanic to a retelling of The Little Mermaid...read more
By Jane Litte (editor)

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9780425243459 | Berkley Pub Group, December 6, 2011, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: All new stories of punishing extremes and unbearable pleasure.

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Product Description: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites...read more
By Geraldine Brooks (editor) and Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547242088 | Houghton Mifflin, October 4, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

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By Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547242163 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, October 4, 2011), cover price $21.95

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Product Description: Issue 38 is due to be a real beauty, with stories pulled in from all over the world—a grand tour, in prose, of a dozen places you have perhaps neglected to visit, up to now. There is Ariel Dorfman in Paris, with one eye on Chile, Bisi Adjapon in Ghana, Chanan Tigay with the Israeli Arabs of the Desert Scouts Brigade, Nathaniel Rich exploring the Northeast Kingdom, and Steven Millhauser somewhere far away, deep, deep in the woods—and more stories, besides, plus a comic and color photography and a cover that'll earn you admiring glances in whatever environment you're in...read more
By Dave Eggers (editor)

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9781936365005 | McSweeneys Books, September 6, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Issue 38 is due to be a real beauty, with stories pulled in from all over the world—a grand tour, in prose, of a dozen places you have perhaps neglected to visit, up to now.

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"The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . ." The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal. Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction and affords some of the best writers in the world—from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult—the opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio personally invited, read, and selected all the stories in this collection, and their standard for this "new literature of the imagination" is high. "We wanted to read stories that used a lightning-flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all." Joe Hill boldly aligns theme and form in his disturbing tale of a man's descent into evil in "Devil on the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a seasoned fisherman with a talent for catching a bite of another sort. Carolyn Parkhurst adds a dark twist to sibling rivalry in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a tale of ancient gods in modern New York in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the heart of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a dedicated psychologist whose mission in life is to save people in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is at the dark heart of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." As it transforms your view of the world, this brilliant and visionary volume—sure to become a classic—will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction.
By Al Sarrantonio (editor)

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9780061230929 | William Morrow & Co, June 15, 2010, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: "The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination.

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9780061230936 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, June 21, 2011), cover price $16.99

Miscellaneous:

9780062008572 | Harpercollins, June 15, 2010, cover price $14.99

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Product Description: New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature. The editors solicited nominations from more than three hundred magazines, literary journals, and small presses, and narrowed the selection to nineteen authors comprising prize winners and new and established authors...read more
By Jay Prefontaine (editor)

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9780804011358 | Swallow Pr, April 19, 2011, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature.

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Product Description: The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception...read more

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9781935869009 | Cursor, April 22, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page.

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Late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has been labeled as 'The New Gilded Age' a phrase that embodies the glitz and glamour of one of the wealthiest countries in the world but also suggests the greed, corruption, and inequalities teeming just below the surface. Identifying some of the sparkling moments of humanity interwoven between the moments of crisis, Best of Times, Worst of Times features short stories by such renowned writers as Junot Diaz, George Saunders, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tobias Wolff, and many others, whose distinctive authorial voices lend urgency and a sense of heightened awareness to the modern moment. Commenting on and making sense of what is going on in America today, fractured as it is by two ongoing wars, the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, these stories speak to some of the most germane issues confronting America today, from race relations, immigration, and social class to gender issues, Iraq, and imperialism. These expertly culled, emotionally powerful stories provide the perfect mirror with which to examine the real state of the union.
By Cecelia Tichi (editor)

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9780814796276 | New York Univ Pr, April 4, 2011, cover price $85.00

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9780814796283 | New York Univ Pr, April 4, 2011, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has been labeled as 'The New Gilded Age' a phrase that embodies the glitz and glamour of one of the wealthiest countries in the world but also suggests the greed, corruption, and inequalities teeming just below the surface.

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Product Description: 30 Under 30 is an anthology of thirty top young writers publishing fiction today. Editors Blake Butler and Lily Hoang have compiled a collection of thirty stories from these thirty writers—all creating work on the more innovative side of things; a great opportunity for a reader to dip into their various styles and see which authors to look for more from...read more
By Lily Hoang (editor)

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9780984213337 | Starcherone Books, July 26, 2011, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: 30 Under 30 is an anthology of thirty top young writers publishing fiction today.

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Product Description: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year...read more
By Heidi Pitlor (editor) and Richard Russo (editor)

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9780547055282 | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | also contains The Best American Short Stories 2010 | About this edition: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal).

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Product Description: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year...read more
By Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547055282, titled "The Best American Short Stories 2010: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines by Richard Russo With Heidi Pitlor" | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | also contains The Best American Short Stories 2010: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines by Richard Russo With Heidi Pitlor | About this edition: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal).

Paperback:

9780547055329 | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010, cover price $24.95

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