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  • The complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway.

    The complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway.1987

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (34,983)

    Summary: The definitive collection by the man whose craft and vision remains an enduring influence on generations of readers and writers. Contains twenty-one stories not included in the 1938 omnibus "The first forty-nine."

    BOOK

    Call #: F HEMINGWAY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Princeless. Short stories

    Princeless. Short stories2013

    by Jeremy Whitley

    (466)

    Summary: Want to know more about Bedelia Smith? Curious about what happened to Prince Wilcome after King Ashe threw him in jail? Want to spend more time with the Princesses Ashe? Get all this and more in this...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL PRI

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mr. Bones : twenty stories

    Mr. Bones : twenty stories2014

    by Paul Theroux

    (522)

    Summary: "A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F THEROUX

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The business of naming things

    The business of naming things2015

    by Michael Coffey

    (41)

    Summary: Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life|s end, two pals take a Joycean sojourn, a man whose business is naming things...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F COFFEY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • There's something I want you to do : stories

    There's something I want you to do : stories2015

    by Charles Baxter

    (1,175)

    Summary: "The ten inter-related stories in [this collection] are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect--one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and ... readers"--Dust jacket flap.

    BOOK

    Call #: F BAXTER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • No middle name : the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories

    No middle name : the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories2017

    by Lee Child

    Series: Jack Reacher Novels

    (19,285)

    Summary: Eleven previously published stories and a new novella. In "Too Much Time," a brand-new work of short fiction, finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CHILD

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The best American short stories 2016

    The best American short stories 20162016

    Series: Best American Short Stories

    (1,567)

    Summary: Award-winning and best-selling author Junot D̕az guest edits this year?s anthology. "If the novel is our culture's favored literary form, upon which we heap all our desiccated literary laurels, if...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The best American short stories 2017

    The best American short stories 20172017

    (1,162)

    Summary: "If you know exactly what you are going to get from the experience of reading a story, you probably wouldn't go looking for it; you need, in order to be an open reader of fiction, to be willing. To...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The best American short stories 2020

    The best American short stories 20202020

    Series: Best American Short Stories

    (1,075)

    Summary: "To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time," recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with this series. "They were windows into...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The best American short stories 2021

    The best American short stories 20212021

    Series: Best American Short Stories

    (715)

    Summary: In her introduction to this book, guest editor Jesmyn Ward says that the best fiction offers the reader a "sense of repair." The stories in this year's collection accomplish just that, immersing the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The best American short stories 2005

    The best American short stories 20052005

    Series: Best American Short Stories

    (794)

    Summary: In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The best American short stories 2015

    The best American short stories 20152015

    (1,207)

    Summary: In his introduction, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, "The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius . . . modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Great short stories by African-American writers

    Great short stories by African-American writers2015

    (43)

    Summary: Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly thirty outstanding stories include tales by W....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STORIES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The collected stories of Deborah Eisenberg.

    The collected stories of Deborah Eisenberg.2010

    by Deborah Eisenberg

    (712)

    Summary: Presents a collection of short stories that portray contemporary American life.

    BOOK

    Call #: F EISENBERG

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Paris for one and other stories

    Paris for one and other stories2016

    by Jojo Moyes

    (37,551)

    Summary: "Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away -- to anywhere -- before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MOYES

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's and three stories

    Breakfast at Tiffany's and three stories2012

    by Truman Capote

    (239,626)

    Summary: The title story chronicles the poignancy, wit, and naïvete of Holly Golightly, an amoral playgirl living in New York City. The volume also includes three of Capote's best known short stories.

    BOOK

    Call #: F CAPOTE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Driving to Geronimo's grave and other stories

    Driving to Geronimo's grave and other stories2018

    by Joe R Lansdale

    (219)

    Summary: Spanning from the Wild West to the Great Depression and even into the future, this collection of short stories from the author of Jack Rabbit Smile includes tales of killer machines, a big grizzly bear, shipwrecks, monsters and mystery.

    BOOK

    Call #: F LANSDALE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Montalbano's first case and other stories

    Montalbano's first case and other stories2016

    by Andrea Camilleri

    Series: Salvo Montalbano Mysteries - #8.5

    (3,008)

    Summary: "Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen popular novels, and now in Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CAMILLERI

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Evening in paradise : more stories

    Evening in paradise : more stories2018

    by Lucia Berlin

    (3,406)

    Summary: In this collection of short stories, Berlin showcased the gritty glamour that made readers fall in love with her. She finds beauty in the darkest places... and darkness in the seemingly pristine. -- Adapted from jacket

    BOOK

    Call #: F BERLIN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2016

    by Kelly Link

    (10,807)

    Summary: A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F LINK

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • Get in trouble : stories

    Get in trouble : stories2015

    by Kelly Link

    (10,855)

    Summary: A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show.

    BOOK

    Call #: F LINK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Last stories

    Last stories2018

    by William Trevor

    (1,617)

    Summary: "The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten stories with a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F TREVOR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Self-portrait with ghost : short stories

    Self-portrait with ghost : short stories2022

    by Meng Jin

    (156)

    Summary: Written during the turbulent years of the Trump administration and the first year of the pandemic, these stories explore intimacy and isolation, coming-of-age and coming to terms with the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JIN

    Location: New Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Men without women : stories

    Men without women : stories2017

    by Haruki Murakami

    (80,458)

    Summary: "A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MURAKAMI

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • All the lonely people : collected stories

    All the lonely people : collected stories2018

    by Barry Callaghan

    (2)

    Summary: "Short stories, like tiny novels you drown in, filled with people of our modern moment who find in every instance some trick of survival, that remarkable homage to human resourcefulness. Callaghan's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CALLAGHAN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Uncommon type : some stories

    Uncommon type : some stories2017

    by Tom Hanks

    (38,905)

    Summary: "A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HANKS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Athletic shorts : six short stories

    Athletic shorts : six short stories1991

    by Chris Crutcher

    (2,282)

    Summary: A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F CRUTCHER

    Location: Adult Displays - Near New Arrivals

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The beat goes on : the complete Rebus stories

    The beat goes on : the complete Rebus stories2015

    by Ian Rankin

    Series: Inspector John Rebus Mysteries

    (2,281)

    Summary: "Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F RANKIN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sword of destiny

    Sword of destiny2015

    by Andrzej Sapkowski

    Series: Witcher Series - #2

    (147,761)

    Summary: Collects short stories following the adventures of magical hero Geralt.

    BOOK

    Call #: F SAPKOWSKI

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Overwatch : anthology. Book 1

    Overwatch : anthology. Book 12017

    by Robert Brooks

    (885)

    Summary: This collection of twelve short stories depicts the backstories of Overwatch's heroes.

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL OVE

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dead on the bones : pulp on fire

    Dead on the bones : pulp on fire2016

    by Joe R Lansdale

    (77)

    Summary: A collection of eight short stories pays tribute to the pulp storytelling that captivated the author in his youth. -- Provided by publisher

    BOOK

    Call #: F LANSDALE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Signals

    Signals2017

    by Tim Gautreaux

    (342)

    Summary: "A widely celebrated novelist gives us a generous collection of exhilarating short stories, proving that he is a master of this genre as well. Once again, "he reminds us," wrote The Miami Herald,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GAUTREAUX

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Pendragon, before the war

    Pendragon, before the war2009

    by D. J MacHale

    Series: Pendragon Before The War: Travelers Books - #1

    (11,287)

    Summary: A collection of short stories describes the adventures of travelers Vo Spader, Gunny Van Dyke, and Kasha before they met Bobby Pendragon.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MACHALE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

    Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy2016

    by Cassandra Clare

    (60,859)

    Summary: Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F CLARE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Ninety-nine stories of God

    Ninety-nine stories of God2016

    by Joy Williams

    (2,008)

    Summary: Seldom occupying more than a couple of pages, Williams' stories are headed by a number, one to 99, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WILLIAMS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tales from the inner city

    Tales from the inner city2018

    by Shaun Tan , illustrator

    (2,096)

    Summary: A collection of illustrated short stories, each one about the relationship of humans and the animals, both wild and domestic, that share the urban environment of the inner city.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F TAN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Tell tale

    Tell tale2017

    by Jeffrey Archer

    (6,036)

    Summary: "Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ARCHER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The collected stories

    The collected stories1993

    by William Trevor

    (1,646)

    BOOK

    Call #: F TREVOR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Memory wall : stories

    Memory wall : stories2011

    by Anthony Doerr

    (6,572)

    Summary: Set on four continents, stories about memory.

    BOOK

    Call #: F DOERR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sideways stories from Wayside School

    Sideways stories from Wayside School1998

    by Louis Sachar

    Series: Wayside School Series

    (95,347)

    Summary: Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F SACHAR

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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