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Adultery

Adultery

I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself.  Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling...

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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. Warships and submarines are on the move....

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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 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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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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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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The Road to Mars

The Road to Mars

What makes humans bark?Is the funny bone funny?What is the algebra of comedy?Did the sitcom originate with the ape?Carlton is an android (a 4.5 Bowie Artificial Intelligence  Robot) who works for...

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Witness

Witness

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection Hector didn’t know how to stop Azmina from doing what she did whenever she came over, which was to clean. Hector...

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Father and Son

Father and Son

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Colonel Norwood is the despotic owner of Big House Plantation, where he lives alone but for the occasional company...

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My Grandpa and the Haint

My Grandpa and the Haint

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   The fish are nearly jumping in the bayous of Louisiana, but hoodoo magic is just as easy to find. And one day, Bobby’s...

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Yeoman

Yeoman

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Who explores the final frontier? The ship has reached the last world.  Beamed down from the transporter bay is...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Beginners

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Beginners

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionFrom one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature, the story that launched a thousand...

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Imitation

Imitation

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionNkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria....

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Boo

Boo

Do you ever wonder, dear Mother and Father, what kind of toothpaste angels use in heaven? I will tell you. . . . This book I am writing to you about my afterlife will be your nitty-gritty. One day...

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Ink

Ink

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection The Wall Street businessman is about to become very wealthy—serious money, you understand—but...

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My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year

Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.After...

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Hell-Heaven

Hell-Heaven

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionPranab Chakraborty was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the shores of Central Square. Soon he was one...

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Vermont

Vermont

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection For more than forty years, Ann Beattie’s short fiction has held a mirror up to America, in stories that are ambitious,...

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