Short Stories

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And I Do Not Forgive You is uneven, but where it shines, it’s wonderful.”

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The thing about a smorgasbord is that you don’t need to savor every offering to feel happily fed.

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Among the masterful short story writers of the 18th century in Russia—Turgenev, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy—it is Anton Chekhov whose words are most known outside of the motherland because

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Forty stories in 160 pages. Short: some one page, a couple, four to five pages. Short: but with a bang. Short: You will read in a flash and say, “What was that?”

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“brimming with verve and wisdom.”

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Hopefully your life is so good that the word “diabolical” never need enter your mind or cross your lips.

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This short story collection by Newbery Award-winner Madeleine L’Engle, published posthumously by her granddaughter, is aimed more at L’Engle scholars and devoted fans than recreational readers fami

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“Thammavongsa says vital things about the immigrant experience: how refugees strive to fit in and yet retain cultural traditions; how race is entwined with class; and how family is, in the

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The world of fantasy is alive with short fiction, and those wild-growing stories are bundled together by a league of anthologists who carefully arrange tales by theme.

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“All of the pieces in Heathcliff Redux possess moments of brilliance and reflect Lily Tuck’s tremendous craftmanship.”

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Fabulous as in “resembling or suggesting a fable.” But in this book, not necessarily “of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature.” Definition from Merriam-Webster

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Staten Island Stories concerns ugly times and circumstances, but the people and the stories are beautiful.”

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One of the best things about Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, is that it is so very Joyce Carol Oates, every story imbued with

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The Best American Short Stories anthology has been published yearly and without interruption since 1915.

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“If you go down to the woods today,
You better not go alone.
It’s lovely down in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.”
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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“While The Testaments drops some of its political threads, it’s a wonderfully-written, absorbing novel.

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“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”

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“This balance, between nihilism and delight, is the great power of Fly Already.

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Maxim Loskutoff’s story collection Come West and See spans a wide chronology, from a story set in the 1893 Montana Territory to stories set in a not-so-distant future in which somewhat vag

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“Long before immigration was a topic we debated daily, sometimes hourly, Edwidge Danticat wrote for, and about, immigrants.”

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“The seven stories in Hunter’s Moon feature a recurring cast of men and women, and in each tale a new aspect of their character is revealed.

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When you’re a dedicated novel reader, it’s hard to switch to short stories. That format is just too . . .

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Orange World and Other Stories exposes the difficulties of wanting. . . . Characters long for things that have no name. They live on the edge of terror.

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