Short Stories

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“Most of the stories in Dublin Tales show off Irish literature at its best: overflowing with feeling, humor, and insight.

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“With Pelecanos’ longstanding care for the humanity, even among the most desperate and downtrodden, Owning Up is about the ripple effects and long-term ramifications of crime or tr

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“Wherever he takes you—to the steamy summers of the Deep South, to dingy bars and squalid dwellings, or to fragrant cherry orchards by a lake near Bigfork—Burke makes everything come to lif

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What makes Keegan’s writing so rich is her economy of words and her ability to create vivid and powerful scenes while maintaining a simple style.”

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“Louise Kennedy’s brass tack writing takes center stage in each of her haunting short stories.

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Kate Atkinson has never been a predictable writer.

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"Lahiri introduces us to a wide range of . . . outsider characters . . . more of an interior journey than a touristic travelogue.”

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“As a playful grab-bag of moods, genres and plain impressive writing, there’s much in this omnibus to appreciate.”

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“In stories that capture whole worlds, and essays that dissect full lives, Aridjis has now proven her adeptness at nearly every form.”

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The 19 stories in this collection are not crime stories as we generally think of them.

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“The tales that populate Cleveland Noir are essentially about the haves, the have-nots, and the never-wills.”

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“One night the growth detaches from the girl’s scalp and that’s when the story gets really interesting.”

A collection of ten short stories set in Brooklyn, NY, Witness: Stories is populated by characters navigating relationships with friends and family, both living and not.

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“Fleet, funny, and perceptive, I Meant It Once entertains even as it contemplates what people actually mean to each other, and what it all means.”

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a collection of 14 prose gems, each reflecting in its own way the masterwork of one of the greatest portraitists who ever lived. . . .

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Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but not for readers of T. C. Boyle’s dazzling new collection of stories, 13 funny, mind-bending, and disturbing tales.

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“while clever in conception and interesting with regard to plot, most of these collected tales of noir lack the compression and the meticulous attention to language that are the life and br

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“This is a book for those who love nature. It is the domain where Macy excels.”

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“Each story provides a unique cast of characters and distinctly different plots, each offers a gentle portrait of people and society.

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“Otowa has powerful tools to give the reader a rich vision of distinctive characters in a distinctive place.”

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“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.”

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White Cat, Black Dog enchants—but beware, the underlying darkness is deep and very real.”

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