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Author: Louisa Thomas and Mary Pilon | Narrator: Sean Runnette, Steve West, Jim Frangione, Brittany Pressley, Kevin R. Free and Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: August 18, 2020
“It's easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.” —Floyd Patterson   Twenty-two notable writers—including Bob Sullivan, Abby Ellin, Mike Pesca, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa Hall, an...
Author: Ron Rash | Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Release Date: August 04, 2020
Winner of the 2020 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature"Mesmerizing...He's one of the best living American writers."--Janet Maslin, New York Times Book ReviewFrom bestselling and award-winning writer Ron Rash ("One of the great American auth...
Author: Susan Minot | Narrator: Alex McKenna, Kristen Sieh and Andrew Eiden
Release Date: August 04, 2020
A superb collection of short fiction--her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies--from the critically acclaimed author of Monkeys, Evening, and Thirty GirlsA writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles t...
Author: Zadie Smith | Narrator: Zadie Smith
Release Date: July 28, 2020
“Smith does more than illuminate what we're going through right now. She offers a model of how to think ourselves through a fraught historical moment without getting hysterical or sanctimonious, without losing our compassion or our appreciation...
Author: Asako Serizawa | Narrator: Feodor Chin, Greta Jung, Nancy Wu, Catherine Ho, Akie Kotabe and Ren Hanami
Release Date: July 14, 2020
"This splendid story collection is a sword through the heart."--Ben FountainFrom the O. Henry Prize-winning author comes a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal exploration of lives fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II.Spanning more than 150...
Author: Samantha Irby | Narrator: Samantha Irby
Release Date: March 31, 2020
A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. ...
From the award-winning author of Monster, this collection of powerful and poignant stories about 145th Street—an unforgettable block in the heart of Harlem—celebrates African-American life in all of its glory. “Myers is a maste...
The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love--perfect for Valentine's Day or year-round reading!A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequite...
Author: George Saunders | Narrator: George Saunders
Release Date: October 29, 2019
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Talking candy bars, ba...
Author: Zadie Smith | Narrator: Zadie Smith and Doc Brown
Release Date: October 08, 2019
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! A dazzling collection of short fictionZadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combine...
Author: Etgar Keret | Narrator: Various
Release Date: September 03, 2019
From a "genius" (New York Times) storyteller: a new, subversive, hilarious, heart-breaking collection. "There is sweetheartedness and wisdom and eloquence and transcendence in his stories because these virtues exist in abundance in Etgar himself... ...
Author: Kimberly King Parsons | Narrator: Various
Release Date: August 13, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD“The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush. . . . I loved every moment of this book.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other PartiesWith raw, poetic f...