Short story genre books (79)


Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem EN

Rating: 4.5     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Tells the stories of a milkman and his daughters and a salesman's encounters with fellow Jews while riding the train
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

The Accident of Being Lost

The Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson EN

Rating: 4.6     4 Votes
This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world w... continue
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022

The Body-Snatcher (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

The Body-Snatcher (Fantasy and Horror Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Author of the timeless Treasure Island (1883), Robert Louis Stevenson is a hugely popular author, and one of the most translated in the world. First published in Pall Mall magazine in December of 1884, 'The Body-Snatcher' is based on characters in the employ of Robert Knox, around the time of the famous Burke and Hare murders. Many of the Gothic romance and horror stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and a... continue

The Chain Of Destiny

The Chain Of Destiny by Bram Stoker EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
* This version of The Chain Of Destiny includes a biography of the author Bram Stoker at the end of the book * This includes life before and after the release of the book Bram Stoker is best known for his 1897 publication, Dracula. This work - an epistolary novel weaving hypnotism, magic, the supernatural, and other elements of Gothic fiction - went on to sell over one million copies, and has never been out of print. 'The Chain of Destiny', originally published in 1875 as a serial in Irish magazine The Shamrock, is one of his best short works. Many of the horror stories of monsters and ghouls,... continue
Recommended: 10 Mar 2023


The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022


The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, the Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022


The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.


The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski EN

Rating: 4     64 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Geralt de Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin. And a cold-blooded killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good... and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. As guardian of the innocent, Geralt, the witcher from Rivia, meets incestuous kings with undead daughters, vengeful djinns, shrieking harpies, lovelorn vampires and despondent ghouls: many are pernicious, some are wicked, and none are quite as they appear...
Recommended: 29 Mar 2020

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories by Jun'ichirĊ Tanizaki EN

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Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
A major new collection of Japanese short stories, many appearing in English for the first time, with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, author of Killing Commendatore A Penguin Classics Hardcover This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the art of the Japanese short story, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable practitioners writing today. Edited by acclaimed translator Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated some of the stories, and with an introduction by Haruki Murakami, this book is a revelation. Stories by writers already well known to Engl... continue
Tags: Set in JAPAN
Recommended: 16 Jan 2023


The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.
Recommended: 25 Jul 2022

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