“Louise Kennedy’s brass tack writing takes center stage in each of her haunting short stories.
“every story in the collection is beautifully constructed, consisting of elegant, at times lyrical prose, is engaging, and is propelled by a compelling, astute narrative voice.”
“For readers, writers, immigrants, patriots, and expatriates the world over, Darkness by Bharati Mukherjee is a study in excellence of a short story’s highest achievement.”
“We’re in the presence of an author both wholly assured and tentative, both nagged by the complexities of narrative and able to exploit them.”
“Annabel Thomas has a gift for creating character and a clear eye for this conflict in all human relationships.”
Allan Gurganus planted his flag on the literary landscape in 1989 with The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.
“Let Me Think is often frightening, but it’s wonderfully readable and surprisingly accessible.
Dorthe Nors’ Wild Swims is a collection of 14 short stories written tightly and tensely, with most under a thousand words.
Following her 2011 debut collection, This Is Not Your City, and her 2019 novel, The Vexations, Caitlin Horrocks returns with a stellar second story collection, Life Among the
“has greater resonance, the characters are older, have lived more, have more to say. As a result, the stories are . . . more rewarding . . .”
“Guestbook is best appreciated as a portable art installation. The book is enigmatic at every turn, but gorgeously realized.
Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories titled, Roar, couldn’t be better timed.
“The Handsome Monk and Other Stories is engaging, charming, and often dark. It offers a rare and apparently honest view of modern Tibet . . .”
“A regular noir reader will find much to love here, and a reader who wants some armchair tourism will find a dark and enthralling look at a world few Americans have seen.”
With the publication of Chinua Achebe’s remarkable novel, Things Fall Apart, in 1958, the English speaking world was introduced to Nigerian literature.
Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.
“Serious stories, taking in the main a hard line on reality, and any gray scale would show them on the dark end of the spectrum.”
Jenny Diski’s short stories are often unsettling, describing in minute detail the troubled thoughts that accompany her characters’ everyday activities as they go for a lunchtime walk, take a bath,
Haruki Murakami is an author who has never been easy to categorize.
Few are aware of the trials faced by foreign nationals who live in the United Arab Emirates, also known as the Gulf States. News reports from the region focus more on the locals and their kings.
Louisiana writer Tim Gautreaux's latest offering, Signals: New and Selected Stories, collects twelve new short stories alongside nine others from his previous two collections, Same Pla
“Ron Rash’s writing resonates with our lives.”
“This is Hilary Mantel at her best and arguably most readable.”
“What a delight when a writer hits his target as deftly and with such beauty as Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt does in Invisible Love.”