Is it better to read a story collection sequentially?
“has greater resonance, the characters are older, have lived more, have more to say. As a result, the stories are . . . more rewarding . . .”
“Using her remarkable, literary voice to investigate the psychological experiences of victims, Oates requires that we willingly suspend our disbelief and reject realism as a means to identi
Caroline Bock’s hybrid collection, Carry Her Home, could be the collection to read in 2020 for several reasons, most notably because it focuses on family, home, and loss.
“deeply evocative, eminently readable . . .”
“although McNally’s stories seem unbelievable at first, they throb with a recognizable human heartbeat, powered by love and regret and the mystery of life.”
This is Shruti Swamy’s debut collection of stories. She is not a debut author. She writes with sureness and grace. Her writing is more poetry than prose.
“Exquisite, poignant, engrossing . . .
“Issued as a paperback original, Love & Other Crimes is a perfect match for summer’s relaxing moments, whether they are long ones on vacation or short breathers between home-ba
Readers will find Zadie Smith’s short story collection a mixed bag with a few interesting bits and pieces, and a few good short works.
“And I Do Not Forgive You is uneven, but where it shines, it’s wonderful.”
The thing about a smorgasbord is that you don’t need to savor every offering to feel happily fed.
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
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?”
“brimming with verve and wisdom.”
“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
Hopefully your life is so good that the word “diabolical” never need enter your mind or cross your lips.
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
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.
“All of the pieces in Heathcliff Redux possess moments of brilliance and reflect Lily Tuck’s tremendous craftmanship.”
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
“Staten Island Stories concerns ugly times and circumstances, but the people and the stories are beautiful.”
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
The Best American Short Stories anthology has been published yearly and without interruption since 1915.
“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