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The Great Pretender

Jul 2007
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Money

The root of all insecurity.

Apr 2012
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The Lord of the Wasteland

In which a modern-day Gregor Samsa awakes one day to find he's ... the God of Thunder, Gene Simmons.

Apr 2014
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Winter in New England

From the author of “War” and the Byliner Original “A World Made of Blood,” an early, never-before-published short story inspired by the events that became the bestseller “The Perfect Storm.”

Apr 1992
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Shaken

Any time now, San Francisco is due for another massive earthquake. What might happen when that deadly day arrives? A worst-case scenario.

Mar 2014
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Then the Bell

A memoir of friendship, loss, and going the distance.

Mar 2014
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Moon Over Sunset

Adventures at the Oscars with Liz, Mick, John, Ringo, my little brother, and me.

Feb 2014
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Wonder Dog

The moving story of a heroic dog that saved the lives of dozens of American soldiers in Afghanistan.

Feb 2014
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The Half of Us That’s Lost

From the bestselling author of A Perfect Storm and the Byliner Original A World Made of Blood, an early, never-before-published story based on his travels in the Southwest and California.

Jan 1989
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Bernardo

From the author of A Perfect Storm and the Byliner Original A World Made of Blood, an early, never-before-published story inspired by his travels in Spain.

Jun 1986
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Life and Death in the Slivovitz Pocket

From the author of A Perfect Storm and the Byliner Original A World Made of Blood, an early, never-before-published story inspired by his tour as a war reporter in Bosnia.

Jun 1994
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Boarding School Bastard

A heartrending and humorous debut memoir about life at a strict school "for fatherless boys" in 1960s Philadelphia.

Sep 2013
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Charity

First went the power. Then came the water, and for five days, the country’s oldest hospital was under siege. The never-before-told story of the heroic doctors, nurses, and patients who fought to survive Hurricane Katrina at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

Aug 2013

The Man with the Electrified Brain (Excerpt)

In this excerpt from his new Byliner Original, Simon Winchester takes us back to his Oxford apartment, where in 1965 he first experienced the bewildering fugue state that would come back to haunt him for years.

Aug 2013

My Son’s Chinese Wedding

Last week I put on a traditional Chinese costume and sat beside my ex-husband in an obscure city in China, waiting for our son, Andrew, to come riding up on a horse with his bride in a sedan chair and ask us to accept her as our daughter.

Sep 2012
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When Love Came

Jul 2013

To Have and Uphold (Excerpt)

The path to the Supreme Court’s June 26 decisions on same-sex marriage was long, complicated, and emotional, Adam Liptak explains in the exclusive New York Times / Byliner Original To Have and Uphold. It was also a fascinating chess game, as this excerpt shows.

Jul 2013

Three Days in Gettysburg (Excerpt)

They were three childhood friends in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After Wes left to fight for the South, and Jack for the North, leaving behind his sweetheart, Jennie, she could only write him letters and pray. But in July 1863, their town would become the flash point in a catastrophic war. A preview from the unforgettable true story by Brian Mockenhaupt, award-winning author of The Living and the Dead.

Jun 2013

The Heart Goes Last (Excerpt)

In this passage from "The Heart Goes Last"—Episode Four of the Byliner Serial "Positron," about a near-future Orwellian society—Stan begins his new job at the Possibilibots plant, where astonishingly lifelike prostitute robots are built for sale to the public.

May 2013

Death of an American Sniper (Excerpt)

In this excerpt from the Byliner Original Death of an American Sniper, Anthony Swofford recalls when he first heard of the legendary Chris Kyle, a.k.a. the Devil of Ramadi, who was responsible for more sniper kills than any man in U.S. military history.

May 2013

Soccer in Sun and Shadow (Excerpt)

Think you know everything there is to know about soccer? Then you must have yourself confused with Eduardo Galeano. The great Uruguayan writer is a self-described “beggar for good soccer,” and he also loves a good story—like the three here, a sampling from what Sports Illustrated calls one of the “Top 100 Sports Books of All Time.”

May 2013

99 Stories of God (Excerpt)

The Lord is found in unexpected places, and Joy Williams’s “99 Stories of God” finds Him attending a hot-dog-eating contest, planning a dinner party, and going to the pharmacy for a shingles vaccination. Here are 6 of the 99 stories in the newest release from Byliner Fiction.

Apr 2013

The Castaway (Excerpt)

In this selection from the novella The Castaway, Shahid, the ship’s first mate, recalls his boyhood in an unnamed Arab country, and an outing with his favorite uncle that would turn out to have a profound impact on Shahid’s ideas about humanity.

Mar 2013

Asperger Love (Excerpt)

In this excerpt from Asperger Love, her candid look at a college-aged couple learning to be in a relationship while struggling with how to read emotional cues, Amy Harmon recalls the early days of Jack and Kirsten.

Mar 2013