- The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories
These stories cover a wide range of the strange and supernatural, from outer space invasions and dark ancient rites to lost civilizations and cannibalism.
- Half Wild: Stories
With lush and loving attention to detail, MacArthur’s collection of 11 stories covers 40 years of life in rural Vermont.
- Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories
This origin story is also a treatise on restaurant management, with chapters on corporate culture, the marketing efforts behind opening a new location, and a who’s who covering every aspect of the operation, including the hot dog supplier, the furniture maker, and their graphic designer.
- Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs
Die-hard fans of McCurry will find these stories of biographical interest but photographers will be disappointed at what little attention is given to technique.
- Insatiable: Porn -- A Love Story
Also covered in great detail are the preparations that go into shooting each scene.
- Navy Seals: Their Untold Story
The authors claim that this is the only history of the SEALs that covers the entire period of the SEALs' existence, and they tell the story through a series of vignettes selected to capture the essence of the SEAL combat experience.
- 10 Scariest Horror Stories
the tattered cover of my copy trumpets, and I can testify that every one is a winner.
- Football's Best Short Stories
Ranging through the complete history of football, veteran sports-story anthologist Staudohar (Golf's Best; Baseball's Best) presents a collection of 22 stories that covers the game in all its forms: college and professional, amateur and school-boy.
- At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
In her first collection of short fiction, Johnson (The Fox Woman) covers strange, beautiful, and occasionally disturbing territory without ever missing a beat.
- Religion Update Spring 2012: Helping Librarians Crack the Cover
Many depend on distributors (see story on page 10) for information on religion titles, while other librarians search online resources for that information.
- A Story of Choices
Elisa Albert's collection of short stories, How This Night Is Different (Free Press, July), has a bottle of Manischewitz wine on the cover.
- Kiss Me Someone: Stories
This concise, disturbing collection by Shepard (The Celestials) covers several decades of the author’s work, often focusing on troubling experiences of women in the northeastern United States.
- Little Lamb's Christmas Story: A Finger Puppet Play and Read Story [With Puppet]
Bound into the back cover, a plush finger puppet peeks through the die-cut pages of the Snuffleheads series titles Little Lamb's Christmas Story and Little Donkey's Christmas Story, both by Kathryn Smith, illus. by Amanda Wood.
- The Deportees and Other Stories
The opener, “Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner,” covers familiar ground—a self-proclaimed “modern” father is taken aback when his daughter invites a “black fella” to dinner—but Doyle's wry sense of humor saves the narrative from triteness.
- Instructions for a Funeral: Stories
This superb new collection covers similar geographic, characterological, and thematic ground, yet finds Means at his most compassionate and mischievous.