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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

by Lucia Berlin
"In A Manual for Cleaning Women we witness the emergence of an important American writer, one who was mostly overlooked in her time. Ms. Berlin's stories make you marvel at the contingencies of our existence. She is the real deal. Her stories swoop low over towns and moods and minds." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Exhalation: Stories

Exhalation: Stories

by Ted Chiang
"Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction." --Barack Obama, via Facebook
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

by Carmen Maria Machado
"Carmen Maria Machado has managed to have readers, critics and everyone in-between sitting on the edge of their seats for the chance to read her debut story collection. . . . Part science fiction, part fantasy and all fun, Machado's stories deal with the sometimes unbelievable reality of being a woman in a way you won't see coming; in a way that is entirely her own."--NBC "Today Show"
Dear Life: Stories

Dear Life: Stories

by Alice Munro
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013, A New York Times Notable Book, A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction, A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club - In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate.
Get in Trouble: Stories

Get in Trouble: Stories

by Kelly Link
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" (Michael Chabon) and "a national treasure" (Neil Gaiman).