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The Mummy Awakens

The Mummy Awakens

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   By the Arab world’s foremost novelist, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, famous for The Cairo Trilogy—the...

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Reindeer Mountain

Reindeer Mountain

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Under the shadow of a mountain haunted by vittra, Cilla and Sara have returned to their ancestral home with...

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The Refugee

The Refugee

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   “Errol Healy was going sailing to evade custody in one of the several institutions recommended for his care.”...

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The Furnace Man's Lament

The Furnace Man's Lament

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection   These kinds of calls come with the territory. One evening, when the temperature in Minnesota drops...

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Real Estate

Real Estate

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   The classic, often-humorous, and lyrical short story from literary giant Lorrie Moore’s much-celebrated third...

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Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Driving through the cornfields in rural Nebraska, Burt and Vicky run over a young boy—only to discover that...

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Home

Home

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Twenty-three years old, alone, broke, and without options, a young woman returns to her mother’s home. There,...

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Ancient History

Ancient History

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Horse and Ahab share the kind of contempt and love for one another that only true friends can. Months after graduating high school, Horse is getting married...

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Rain

Rain

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   While stranded waiting for their ship to be released from quarantine, Dr. and Mrs. Macphail must share lodging...

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The Mysteries of Linwood Hart

The Mysteries of Linwood Hart

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious if distracted fifth-grader starts to daydream about baseball,...

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The Gods of Tango

The Gods of Tango

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015An NBC Latino Selection for Ten Great Latino Books Published in 2015Arriving in Buenos Aires in 1913,...

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The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin

The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   A young noblewoman elopes with the wrong man in a blizzard. An army officer waits years to exact revenge on a count for a...

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Spencer Tracy Is Not Dead

Spencer Tracy Is Not Dead

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   The ride to the tiny village in Mexico where he’s due to film has not been easy. The actor has to first put...

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Come Out the Wilderness

Come Out the Wilderness

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   James Baldwin’s commanding prose remains as pressing in its compassionate portrayal of marginalized...

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Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly

Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Dave Eggers displays his emotional range in this quiet tour-de-force...

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Stone Mattress

Stone Mattress

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionThe author of such towering novels as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and...

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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection  The fantastical story by beloved Jazz Age writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald—a dark and gleaming fairy tale about the excesses...

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Why China?

Why China?

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Sam Lafferty has hit bottom. Under investigation and on leave from the financial services firm that employed him, Sam has...

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The Shivering

The Shivering

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   On the day a plane crashed in Nigeria, Ukamaka lets into her apartment a neighbor in a Princeton sweatshirt she’d never...

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The September Letters

The September Letters

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection It starts out like any other dull day in a busy airport bar. James, the bartender, would much rather serve regulars...

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Lily

Lily

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic A Thousand Acres and winner of the 1985 O. Henry...

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An Inventory

An Inventory

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   In this witty and moving work of short fiction, “you” recall the romantic interests you had once...

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In the North-West Frontier Province

In the North-West Frontier Province

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   In the northern hills of Pakistan, by the border with Afghanistan, a drug deal goes horribly wrong. Trey’s friend has...

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Tower of Babylon

Tower of Babylon

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Together with a crew of other miners and cart-pullers, Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth...

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