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Interpreter of Maladies Interpreter of Maladies (Paperback)
by (shelved 2031 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.11 — 139,655 ratings — published 1999
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Nine Stories Nine Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 1630 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.20 — 148,902 ratings — published 1948
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Tenth of December Tenth of December (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1554 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.93 — 70,620 ratings — published 2013
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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1450 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.03 — 60,685 ratings — published 2006
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Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors (Paperback)
by (shelved 1292 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.07 — 76,619 ratings — published 1998
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1123 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.93 — 87,710 ratings — published 2015
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Unaccustomed Earth Unaccustomed Earth (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1097 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.11 — 87,017 ratings — published 2008
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No One Belongs Here More Than You No One Belongs Here More Than You (Hardcover)
by (shelved 996 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.83 — 39,435 ratings — published 2005
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hardcover)
by (shelved 960 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.00 — 304,105 ratings — published 2008
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This Is How You Lose Her This Is How You Lose Her (Hardcover)
by (shelved 941 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.72 — 133,218 ratings — published 2012
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Vampires in the Lemon Grove Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Hardcover)
by (shelved 933 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.66 — 31,583 ratings — published 2013
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Dear Life: Stories Dear Life: Stories (Hardcover)
by (shelved 922 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.74 — 39,412 ratings — published 2012
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The Complete Stories The Complete Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 856 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.45 — 51,935 ratings — published 1971
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The Illustrated Man The Illustrated Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 803 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.13 — 70,818 ratings — published 1951
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The Lottery The Lottery (Paperback)
by (shelved 755 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.11 — 41,119 ratings — published 1948
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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Hardcover)
by (shelved 748 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.63 — 57,516 ratings — published 2014
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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Hardcover)
by (shelved 735 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.81 — 17,681 ratings — published 2006
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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (Hardcover)
by (shelved 724 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.93 — 33,190 ratings — published 2014
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Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 694 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.93 — 75,549 ratings — published 2002
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The Complete Stories and Poems The Complete Stories and Poems (Hardcover)
by (shelved 684 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.36 — 218,562 ratings — published 1849
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Runaway Runaway (Paperback)
by (shelved 683 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.00 — 23,517 ratings — published 2004
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The Things They Carried The Things They Carried (Paperback)
by (shelved 674 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.11 — 210,096 ratings — published 1990
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Night Shift Night Shift (Paperback)
by (shelved 650 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.94 — 127,105 ratings — published 1978
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Drown Drown (Paperback)
by (shelved 645 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.03 — 36,101 ratings — published 1996
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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories (Hardcover)
by (shelved 640 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.76 — 56,998 ratings — published 2014
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Welcome to the Monkey House Welcome to the Monkey House (Paperback)
by (shelved 630 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.13 — 56,957 ratings — published 1968
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Too Much Happiness Too Much Happiness (Hardcover)
by (shelved 629 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.85 — 21,415 ratings — published 2009
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Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge (Hardcover)
by (shelved 620 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.75 — 102,086 ratings — published 2007
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Ficciones Ficciones (Paperback)
by (shelved 604 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.50 — 48,295 ratings — published 1944
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Birds of America Birds of America (Paperback)
by (shelved 599 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.13 — 19,335 ratings — published 1998
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Full Dark, No Stars Full Dark, No Stars (Hardcover)
by (shelved 581 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.00 — 86,479 ratings — published 2010
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Skeleton Crew Skeleton Crew (Paperback)
by (shelved 574 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.92 — 101,783 ratings — published 1985
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Cathedral Cathedral (Paperback)
by (shelved 567 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.33 — 27,871 ratings — published 1983
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Jesus' Son Jesus' Son (Paperback)
by (shelved 564 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.18 — 29,432 ratings — published 1992
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 558 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.84 — 29,168 ratings — published 2006
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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
by (shelved 537 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.75 — 411,757 ratings — published 1915
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Different Seasons Different Seasons (Paperback)
by (shelved 529 times as short-stories)
avg rating 4.41 — 132,896 ratings — published 1982
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Magic for Beginners Magic for Beginners (Paperback)
by (shelved 522 times as short-stories)
avg rating 3.87 — 12,865 ratings — published 2005
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