Best Short Stories Anthologies Books

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1. The Things They Carried

Author: by Tim O'Brien
233 pages

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A fresh perspective on a beloved classic by acclaimed translators Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy. German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s (18751926) Letters to a Young Poet has been treasured by readers for nearly a century. Rilke’s personal reflections on the vocation of writing and the experience of living urge an aspiring poet to look inward, while also offering sage wisdom on further issues including gender, solitude, and romantic love.

Barrows and Macy’s translation extends this compilation of timeless advice and wisdom to a fresh generation of readers. With a new introduction and commentary, this edition places the letters in the context of today’s world and the unique challenges we face when seeking authenticity.

4. Hex on the Beach

Author: by Kelley Armstrong
July 1, 2021

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Girls Night Out has never been so much fun-but what are they going todo with all these bodies? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors Kelley Armstrong,Jeaniene Frost, and Melissa Marr deliver a sexy summer read with thisnovel-length anthology containing three all-new stories from theirCursed Luck, Night Huntress, and Faery Bargains worlds.

Kennedy, Cat,and Gen are just trying to enjoy their respective getaways, but whenimmortals, vampires, and witches come out to play, things are bound togo awry. Let the supernatural hijinks begin!

5. The Maltese Falcon

Author: by Dashiell Hammett
December 29, 2010

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A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics.

A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.

6. Sword of Destiny: Tales of the Witcher – Now a major Netflix show

Author: by Andrzej Sapkowski
May 21, 2015

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Geralt the Witcher – revered and hated – holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the bestselling series that inspired the hit Witcher Netflix show and video games. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin.

Yet he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil; not everything fair is good … And in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

Translated by David French. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. In this second collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection The Last Wish, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike …

7. Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection

Author: by Junji Ito
408 pages

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An innocent love becomes a bloody hell in another superb collection by master of horror Junji Ito. Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man.

Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case, but Starting with the strikingly bloody Lovesickness, this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including The Strange Hikizuri Siblings and The Rib Woman.

8. Land of Big Numbers: Stories

Author: by Te-Ping Chen
256 pages

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One of Barack Obama’s Summer Reading Picks “Dazzling… Riveting.” New York Times Book Review”Chen has one of the year’s big debut books.” Philadelphia InquirerGripping and illuminating … At the heart of Te-Ping Chen’s remarkable debut lies a question all too relevant in 21st Century America: What is freedom?

Jennifer Egan Immensely rewarding, from the first sentence to the last … An exceptional collection. Charles YuA stirring and brilliant debut story collection, offering vivid portrayals of the men and women of modern China and its diaspora, both love letter and sharp social criticism, from a phenomenal new literary talent bringing great insight from her years as a reporter with the Wall Street Journal (Elle).

Gripping and compassionate, Land of Big Numbers traces the journeys of the diverse and legion Chinese people, their history, their government, and how all of that has tumbledmessily, violently, but still beautifullyinto the present. Cutting between clear-eyed realism and tongue-in-cheek magical realism, Chen’s stories coalesce into a portrait of a people striving for openings where mobility is limited.

9. The Sneetches and Other Stories

Author: by Dr. Seuss
72 pages

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The astonishing and impressive first collection of short stories from New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat in a second-hand store … A stray cat fights and refights a nightly battle to protect his adoptive family from an unimagiable evil …

A young couple receives a wedding gift that will reveal a chilling alternate history of their marriage … Beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks, a frightened little boy bargains for his life with a most persistent troll … Such miraculous inventions and more await within Neil Gaiman’s first collection of short fiction, a gift of wonder and delight from one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

In his capable hands, magic is no mere illusion, but a powerful means to reveal the nature of our humanity obscured in the smoke of our fears and anxieties … And reflected in the funhouse mirrors of our dreams.

11. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Author: by Jon Scieszka
56 pages

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The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as The Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success.

Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!Horn Book


Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Dungeons & Dragons)

Author: by Wizards RPG Team
Wizards of the Coast

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Fight the War Against Draconic Oppression in this Adventure for the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game In an audacious bid for power the Cult of the Dragon, along with its dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, seek to bring Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells to Faerun.

To this end, they are sweeping from town to town, laying waste to all those who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat of annihilation has become so dire that groups as disparate as the Harpers and Zhentarim are banding together in the fight against the cult.

Never before has the need for heroes been so desperate. The first of two adventures in the Tyranny of Dragons story arc, Hoard of the Dragon Queen provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable adventure experience.

Fans of the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game can get a sample of what this product has in store for them through the D&D Encounters in-store play program. Adventure design and development by Kobold Press.

13. The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (DARK HORSE BOOK)

Author: by Val Staples
752 pages

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A massive, 700-plus-page, full-color hardcover chronicling the quintessential toys of He-Man, She-Ra, and the other Masters of the Universe! In the 1980s, the Masters of the Universe toy lines shook the world of children’s entertainment to its foundations. Now, YouTube influencer “Pixel Dan” Eardley and He-Man historian Val Staples have worked with fans worldwide to cultivate this incredible volume that contains in-depth overviews of every item in several complete toy lines, including: 1982’s Masters of the Universe, 1985’s Princess of Power, 1989’s He-Man, 2002’s Masters of the Universe relaunch, and 2008’s Masters of the Universe Classics!

In addition to expertly-researched documentation of the toys’ development and unique variants, each entry also includes photographic reference of the heroic figures and playsets from decades of development. This phenomenal tome also features never-before-seen interviews and designer commentary from the toys’ creators, offering keen insights into the genesis of a product that inspired millions of young imaginations.

14. Little Black Classics Box Set (Penguin Little Black Classics)

Author: by Various
Penguin Classics
5120 pages

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A stunning collection of all 80 exquisite Little Black Classics from Penguin This spectacular box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe.

With a choice of fiction, poetry, essays and maxims, by the likes of Chekhov, Balzac, Ovid, Austen, Sappho and Dante, it won’t be difficult to find a book to suit your mood. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics list – from drama to poetry, from fiction to history, with books taken from around the world and across numerous centuries.

The Little Black Classics Box Set includes: The Atheist’s Mass (Honor de Balzac) The Beautifull Cassandra (Jane Austen) The Communist Manifesto (Fredrich Engels and Karl Marx) Cruel Alexis (Virgil) The Dhammapada (Anon) The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon (Aesop) The Eve of St Agnes (John Keats) The Fall of Icarus (Ovid) The Figure in the Carpet (Henry James) The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows (Rudyard Kipling) Gooseberries (Anton Chekhov) The Great Fire of London (Samuel Pepys) The Great Winglebury Duel (Charles Dickens) How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog (Johann Peter Hebel) How Much Land Does A Man Need?

15. War of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends Book 2)

Author: by Margaret Weis
Wizards of the Coast
May 24, 2011

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Now one hundred years in the future, the Majere twins and their companions set out to challenge Takhisis, the goddess of evil One hundred years have passed since the fiery Cataclysm that changed the face of Krynn forever. For one hundred years, the people of Krynn have struggled to survive.

But for some, those one hundred years have passed in the blink of an eye. Catapulted forward in time by Raistlin’s powerful magic, Caramon and Crysania find themselves aiding the mage’s unholy quest to master the Queen of Darkness. To his dismay, Raistlin discovers along the way that the annals of Time are not so easily bent to his willand neither are the longings of his heart.