"Lahiri introduces us to a wide range of . . . outsider characters . . . more of an interior journey than a touristic travelogue.”
“As a playful grab-bag of moods, genres and plain impressive writing, there’s much in this omnibus to appreciate.”
“In stories that capture whole worlds, and essays that dissect full lives, Aridjis has now proven her adeptness at nearly every form.”
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.
“a collection of 14 prose gems, each reflecting in its own way the masterwork of one of the greatest portraitists who ever lived. . . .
“Otowa has powerful tools to give the reader a rich vision of distinctive characters in a distinctive place.”
“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.”
“Each story with its holiday thread will be well received by cozy fanciers.”
“Reading Light Skin Gone to Waste will remain with us as a multilayered experience and an exquisite example of the art of contemporary American short fiction.”
It’s been 15 years since Akashic Books gave us Los Angeles Noir, a collection of crime stories set around the vast basin from Mulholland Drive to Los Feliz, from Pacific Palisades to Belmo
“Crime Hits Home is a worthy addition to every crime fiction fan’s bookshelf.”
Before the Holocaust, about three million Jews lived in Poland. After the Shoah, only about four thousand Jews remained alive there. That number is about the same today.
“The assortment of ethnicities and grudges displayed in Paris Noir: The Suburbs could become a treasure chest of resources for any noir author seeking a more gruesome approach or a
“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”
“Accessible, challenging, and fun by turns, Speculative Los Angeles possesses everything a fan could want.”
“A roller coaster ride that’s filled with loads of suspense, mystery, and steamy sexiness.”
“When a Stranger Comes to Town will give you the very best of what crime fiction should deliver. Means, opportunity, and obsession—right?”
This is the latest in Akashic Books city noir series set in Africa. The 13 stories visit various locations in Accra, all of which show the poverty but hope of the people who survive there.
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.
The Best American Short Stories anthology has been published yearly and without interruption since 1915.
Anthologies are a lot of fun.
“Long before immigration was a topic we debated daily, sometimes hourly, Edwidge Danticat wrote for, and about, immigrants.”
“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.
“definitely a book that should be on the list of all noir lovers.”
“If Jorge Luis Borges’ fables had deep human dimension, they would read like Chiang’s tales; Chiang’s writing deserves to be treated with equal respect and reverence.”