American Novel and Short Story
Ruby & Roland
Ruby & Roland
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571311327
"Ruby and Roland is a story of relationships--friendship, romance, and the families we are born with and create--and of one woman's journey of selfhood on the prairie."--
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Paperback      ISBN: 0062204092
While playing baseball in the summer of 1953, Owen Meany hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother, and he becomes convinced that he is an instrument of God.
Friday Black
Friday Black
Paperback      ISBN: 1328911241
A raw debut story collection from a young writer is a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it
Diary
Diary
Paperback      ISBN: 1400032814
Working as a hotel maid despite her dreams of being an artist, Misty keeps a diary as she sits by the side of her husband, comatose after a suicide attempt, which unlocks Misty's creative energies and causes her to paint compulsively.
Sing to It: New Stories
Sing to It
New Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 1982109114
Collects fifteen short stories from the award-winning author, including "A Full-Service Shelter," where a volunteer at an animal shelter does everything in her power to save dogs on a list to be euthanized.
Turtle Diary
Turtle Diary
Paperback      ISBN: 1590176464
"Life in a city can be atomizing, isolating. And it certainly is for William G. and Neaera H., the strangers at the center of Russell Hoban's surprisingly heartwarming novel Turtle Diary. William, a clerk at a used-book store, lives in a rooming house after a divorce that has left him without home or family. Neaera is a successful writer of children's books, who, in her own estimation, "looks like the sort of spinster who doesn't keep cats and is not a vegetarian. Looks...like a man's woman who hasn't got a man." Entirely unknown to each other, they are both drawn to the turtle tank at the London zoo with "minds full of turtle thoughts," wondering how the turtles might be freed. And then comes the day when Neaera walks into William's bookstore, and together they form an unlikely partnership to make what seemed a crazy dream become a reality"--
The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008
The Red Convertible
Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008
Paperback      ISBN: 0061536083
Three decades of short fiction by one of the most innovative and exciting writers of our day In Louise Erdrich's fictional world, the mystical can emerge from the everyday, the comic can turn suddenly tragic, and violence and splendor inhabit a single emotional landscape. The fantastic twists and leaps of her imagination are made all the more meaningful by the deeper truth of human feeling that underlies them. These thirty-six short works selected by the author herself—including five previously unpublished stories—are ordered chronologically as well as by theme and voice, each tale spellbinding in its boldness and beauty. The Red Convertible is a stunning literary achievement, the collected brilliance of a fearless and inventive writer.
Virgil Wander
Virgil Wander
Paperback      ISBN: 0802147127
The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart
The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership
The Wild Birds
Six Stories of the Port William Membership
Paperback      ISBN: 1640092102
"Berry is a superb writer. His sense of what makes characters tick is extraordinary . . . Short stories don't get any better than these."
Blind Your Ponies
Blind Your Ponies
Paperback      ISBN: 1565129849
A winless high school basketball team is on the rebound after two stars move to town and inspire coach Sam Pickett the get down to business. Reprint.