While love and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage, this collection edited by Neil Plakcy reminds us what really gets those carriage wheels turning.
The man who brought you "Fight Club" and "Choke" brings you a collection of short stories from his varied career. It's partly what you'd expect with some pleasant surprises. It might be a bit intense for newcomers but diehard fans will find valuable gems.
If this narrative of how doctors' sincere need to relieve pain collided with Big Pharma's marketing machine and street heroin doesn't entirely succeed, it's chilling enough -- and then some.
One of Britain's most prolific gay writers, Patrick Gale reaches across the Atlantic to re-imagine the story of his own great-grandfather, who took to the wilds of territorial Canada to escape a repressive if putatively more civilized Britain.
A disgraced environmentalist sacrifices his own recovery and endangers himself while helping a friend from his past in Tim Winton's nail-biting novel.
Head-on, and with no fuss, author Miriam B. Schiffer deals with an issue that's actually been around for a long time: What happens when a celebration occurs and a child is absent the "right" parent to laud?
An underdog turned hero of ballet, McCann's novel is a beautifully written, fictional account of non-fictional events from the perspectives of the people who knew him.
Months after Dr. Nicholas P. Slopen is pronounced dead, he wanders into his ex-girlfriend's shop. After dying a second time, he leaves a flash-drive in her house that tells his remarkable story.
In this debut collection of scattered stories, poems, diary entries, lists, scenes and at least one recipe, the author hungers for a man to complete and fulfill him, and in the process he absorbs and exhales the world around him.
In the reissue of "The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei," the photographs are so opulent and the text is so detailed you can feel the tranquility of strolling through these gardens even if you're simply sitting in you den.