When She Is Old and I Am Famous

When She Is Old and I Am Famous

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Mira is studying art in Florence when her cousin Aïda arrives for a visit. Aïda is a model who almost died—but...

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Peep Show

Peep Show

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Allen Fein— née Ari Feinberg—is on his way to Port Authority when he hears it: “Girls,” the...

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Coming, Aphrodite

Coming, Aphrodite

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Don Hedger had lived for four years on the top floor of an old house on the south side of Washington Square, New York, and nobody...

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The Peculiar State

The Peculiar State

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t...

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At the Reunion Buffet

At the Reunion Buffet

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original SelectionIn this warm, intelligently observed novella, Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine,...

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Back Channel

Back Channel

October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. The only way for...

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Make Something Up

Make Something Up

Stories you'll never forget—just try—from literature's favorite transgressive author Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is...

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Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. ...

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Shockwave

Shockwave

Dell, a former mercenary, and his wife, Dolly, once a battlefield nurse, believe they have finally found peace in a deceptively idyllic town on the Oregon coast. Until early one...

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The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

Beautifully translated for a new generation of devotees of delicious and healthy eating:  a groundbreaking, mouthwatering vegetarian cookbook originally published in Yiddish in pre–World...

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The Water Knife

The Water Knife

WATER IS POWER   Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author of The Windup Girl and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller...

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All of Us

All of Us

"Carver's poetry is like an almost invisible strand of fishing line reeling us all together, connecting us by the heart." --San Francisco Examiner and ChronicleThis prodigiously...

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Cathedral

Cathedral

"A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life...Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty...his eye set only on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington...

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The Colonel's Wife

The Colonel's Wife

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   The colonel had served in two wars with the Marines, without being injured. Then, at home, he breaks both legs falling off...

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Short Cuts

Short Cuts

A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of...

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Ultramarine

Ultramarine

"Mr. Carver is heir to that most appealing American poetic voice, the lyricism of Theodore Roethke and James Wright.... this book is a treasure, one to return to. No one's brevity is as rich,...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Featured in the Academy Award-winning (Best Picture) film Birdman starring Michael KeatonIn his second collection of stories, as in his first,...

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the...

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Today I'm Yours

Today I'm Yours

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   It was the first autumn of the Iraq War, when Ella saw Dani again. “Today I’m Yours” is a story of seduction and layered...

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Homage to Hemingway

Homage to Hemingway

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest...

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Dreaming in Polish

Dreaming in Polish

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The old man and the old woman always dreamed the same dreams. Everyone in Celia’s town knows the couple, married sixty years, with wrinkled...

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Big Volodya and Little Volodya

Big Volodya and Little Volodya

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Sophia Lvovna loves Little Volodya, but she is married to Big Volodya. A classic Chekhov story of love, anguish,...

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The Other Week

The Other Week

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Francine and Freddie live in a little house on the edge of the desert, with not enough money, too many snakes, no coffee, and a...

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A River Out of Eden

A River Out of Eden

On a night of torrential rain, a warrior appears near the Colombia River, where the Chinook people thrived before the hydroelectric dams came and changed their entire way of life....

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