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Short stories books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Short stories category. Presented with a red border are the Short stories books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Short stories books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

The Secret Box by Daina Tabuna The Secret Box


Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/2017

Montreal Noir by John McFetridge Montreal Noir


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Buenos Aires Noir by Ernesto Mallo Buenos Aires Noir


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Unamerican Activities by James Miller Unamerican Activities


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Strange Weather by Joe Hill Strange Weather

A stunning collection of novellas from bestseller Joe Hill, this new collection from an award-winning author makes compelling and powerful reading.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Strange Weather by Joe Hill Strange Weather

A stunning collection of short novels from bestseller Joe Hill, this new collection from an award-winning author makes compelling and powerful reading.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Stories: Collected Short Fiction by Helen Garner Stories: Collected Short Fiction


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

A Crack in Everything Short Stories. Tales of hope and despair, regret and redemption by John P. Asling A Crack in Everything Short Stories. Tales of hope and despair, regret and redemption

A collection of short stories, set in Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The author takes readers to the margins of family and community, where echoes of the past haunt the characters.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2017

The Cuban Club by Barry Gifford The Cuban Club


Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Coming Soon

The Leopard's Reward Short Stories from Near and Far by Gerard Loughran The Leopard's Reward Short Stories from Near and Far


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017

Quick and Quirky Short Stories with Quips! by Fred Onymouse Quick and Quirky Short Stories with Quips!

Because a laugh releases one, changes one's mood and does one good! Hopefully, that is what this book is about!
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

In Sunlight or In Shadow - Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper by Lawrence Block In Sunlight or In Shadow - Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Deadline for Love and Other Stories by Catherine Lim Deadline for Love and Other Stories

A collection of short stories from prolific writer and political commentator Catherine Lim
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

A Shadow of A Shadow of A Dream by Catherine Lim A Shadow of A Shadow of A Dream

A collection of short stories by prolific writer and political commentator Catherine Lim
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

The Howling Silence: Tales of the dead and their return by Catherine Lim The Howling Silence: Tales of the dead and their return

A collection of short stories from prolific writer and political commentator, Catherine Lim
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

The Complete Short Stories by Muriel Spark, Janice Galloway The Complete Short Stories
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The definitive short story collection from an unmistakable voice. Introduced by Janice Galloway
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

Her Body And Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Her Body And Other Parties

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FICTION PRIZE 2017 In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. In this provocative debut, startling narratives map...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2018

The Unmapped Country Stories and Fragments by Ann Quin The Unmapped Country Stories and Fragments

The lost stories of a remarkable writer who distinctively embodies the radical spirit of the 1960s
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/01/2018

Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston Beautiful Star & Other Stories

A thoughtful and moving journey through time, voiced by ordinary people caught up in major historical events from an eleventh-century monk with Icarus-like ambition, to a nineteeth-century community devastated by tragedy at sea. This is history recounted from the inside...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Southerly by Jorge Consiglio Southerly


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Conradology A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad by Adam Marek, Jan Krasnowolski, Pawel Huelle, Paul Theroux Conradology A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2018

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Twenty-five years ago, Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son was published, `a work of spare beauty and almost religious intensity' (Entertainment Weekly), which remains a touchstone today, ardently beloved by readers and writers alike.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

The Islands Six Fictions by William Wall The Islands Six Fictions

Winner of the 2107 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Selected by David Gates. In this collection of interconnected stories, the beautiful and ravaging forces of sea and land collide with the forces of human nature, through isolation and family, love and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

He Played For His Wife And Other Stories by Anthony Holden, Natalie Galustian He Played For His Wife And Other Stories
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A brilliant collection of the best poker short stories from writers such as Anthony Holden, Patrick Marber, Neil Pearson and Jennifer Tilly
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

China Girl And Other Stories by Ho Lin China Girl And Other Stories


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Jeffrey's Longer Shorts by Geoffrey Crees Jeffrey's Longer Shorts

In each of these ten longer short stories Geoffrey Crees imparts a Christian message with warmth and whimsical humour. The characters are fictitious, but for the quirky and curious situations in which they find themselves the author has drawn on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides Fresh Complaint

`What was it about complaining that felt so good? You and your fellow sufferer emerging from a thorough session as if from a spa bath, refreshed and tingling?'
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Beauties Essential Stories by Anton Chekhov The Beauties Essential Stories

Without doubt one of the greatest observers of human nature in all its messy complexity, Chekhov's short stories are exquisite masterpieces in miniature. His work ranged from the light-hearted comic tales of his early years to some of the most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides Fresh Complaint

`What was it about complaining that felt so good? You and your fellow sufferer emerging from a thorough session as if from a spa bath, refreshed and tingling?'
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

All the Lonely People Collected Stories by Margaret Atwood All the Lonely People Collected Stories

A collection of tales told in a variety of voices: street hustlers, priests, blues singers, holocaust survivors, cross-dressers, paramilitary snipers, even those we may euphemistically consider the ordinary - all of them authentic, and all would subscribe to the maxim...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

She by Basanta Raj Pudusaini She

She is a compilation of eight stories that revolve around various characters and circumstances filled with romance, eroticism, humour, despair and tragedy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Intuition by Abigail Miller Intuition

Sometimes you need to be truly lost before being found. A young woman recalls the time before a horrendous car crash.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

She by Basanta Raj Pudusaini She

She is a compilation of eight stories that revolve around various characters and circumstances filled with romance, eroticism, humour, despair and tragedy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Life Flies Away by Chloe Louise Smith Life Flies Away

Life Flies Away by Chloe Louise Smith is an intriguing account of an adolescent female called Cleo, who recounts a troubled patch during her teenage years, one which takes a final and most unexpected turn at the end.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Intuition by Abigail Miller Intuition

Sometimes you need to be truly lost before being found. A young woman recalls the time before a horrendous car crash.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Brain Cramps from My Balcony by Donald C. Thompson Brain Cramps from My Balcony

This is an eclectic mix of short reminiscences and daydreams of the future. The stories move from the author's brief memories of a bygone time, through his youth and early adulthood to his dreams and hopes for his family in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Brain Cramps from My Balcony by Donald C. Thompson Brain Cramps from My Balcony

This is an eclectic mix of short reminiscences and daydreams of the future. The stories move from the author's brief memories of a bygone time, through his youth and early adulthood to his dreams and hopes for his family in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

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