“Hempel’s stripped-down prose carries enormous emotional weight. Her writing is devoid of all clichés.
“Scenes from the Heartland is a book to read for anyone interested in American values and history, told in lingering prose that sinks into the soul.”
“Although Amsterdam Noir doesn’t hit the heights of other entries in the city noir anthology series, it remains an appealing compendium, with welcome doses of local color and atmos
The seven stories that make up this collection were originally published in China between 1987 and 1991, early in the author’s career.
Diane Williams’ work represents a genuine avant-garde in American short fiction.
“its inventiveness and the vividness of Bunch’s language create a terrain that is both deeply weird, unnervingly familiar, and well worth a visit.”
“The collection’s prevailing tone may be that of quiet melancholy, but it is suffused with joy.”
“This welcome debut collection of his Irish stories will find ready readers overseas.”
“tender and heartbreaking, whimsical and moving—all finely crafted.”
“These stories are indeed strange, but no stranger than the political and moral universe we now inhabit, although infinitely more pleasurable and enticing.”
Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.
". . . rare but brilliant short story collection . . ."
"Faye’s prose seduces readers . . ."
Writer Michael Sims, on a recent New York Times Book Review podcast, called Sherlock Holmes the “first modern super hero.”
Crime fiction and suspense author Lawrence Block has been publishing for more than 50 years, and his latest offering is a case study in the crafting of a successful anthology of fiction: begin with
Is there poetry after Auschwitz? Is there horror after the massacre in Orlando?
What a strange and wonderful book this is. Mashup is a collection of stories, as the title indicates, based on famous first lines.
This is the latest entry in an ongoing anthology series of original stories inspired by the work and worlds of weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft. Renowned Lovecraft scholar and editor S. T.
Jewish Noir isn’t for the faint-hearted nor is it for the typical noir fan, and not due to the Judaic symbolism, mythology, or history, but rather because Jewish noir, as it is defined by
“cerebral horror, the subtleties of dark thrills . . .”
Had Nora Ephron’s title Crazy Salad not already been taken, it might well have been better applied to this collection of American short stories of the past century than it was to Ephron’s
Going into Press Start to Play, one may be a bit hesitant: Hmmm . . . science fiction stories about video games?
The Sea Is Ours is a subversive and rebellious addition to the steampunk canon and one that's been needed as it highlights points of view outside the norm.
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
Over the past few decades, superheroes, villains, and other characters taken from the pages of comic books have become as much a part of American mythology as Rip Van Winkle, Paul Bunyan, and Johnn
This book is exactly what it appears to be: A collection of horse stories written by a Who’s Who of literary stars over the past century.