Selected Stories

William Trevor - Author

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ISBN 9780143115960 | 576 pages | 27 Sep 2011 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our era. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. A powerful collection by "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker), Selected Stories brings together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta.

The Piano Tuner’s Wives

A Friendship

Timothy’s Birthday

Child’s Play

A Bit of Business

After Rain


Gilbert’s Mother

The Potato Dealer

Lost Ground

A Day

Marrying Damian

Three People

Of the Cloth

Good News

The Mourning

A Friend in the Trade

Low Sunday, 1950

Le Visiteur

The Virgin’s Gift

Death of a Professor

Against the Odds

The Telephone Game

The Hill Bachelors

Sitting with the Dead


Justina’s Priest

An Evening Out

Graillis’s Legacy


Sacred Statues

Rose Wept

Big Bucks

On the Streets

The Dancing-Master’s Music

A Bit on the Side

The Dressmaker’s Child

The Room

Men of Ireland

Cheating at Canasta


An Afternoon

At Olivehill

A Perfect Relationship

The Children

Old Flame


Folie à Deux

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