Ideally, a collection of short stories should have a unifying principle, a thought or purpose running through each one that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
The characters in these ten stories are not people you’d want to meet. That is how well Wilson brings them to life. You’d probably not even want them in the neighborhood.
Different but in a good way.
The boys and men in Jamel Brinkley’s debut collection A Lucky Man spend a lot of time looking at women—and a lot of time making sure other boys and men see them looking at women.
“Groff’s characters are so real, complete with their flaws, fears and eccentricities, that they will stay with you long after you have left Florida.”
“Sisyphean is a challenging read, but love it or leave it, one will come away with a deep admiration for its ideas, genre boundary breaking, immersive world-buildi
“If family is our path to hell, it can also be our path to salvation.”
Cloudbursts is novelist Thomas McGuane’s collection of 38 of his best stories, most previously published but some new ones as well.
In 1922 the British author Vita Sackville-West was commissioned to write a story and inscribe it in her own hand into a beautifully bound, tooled leather book.
Jenny Diski’s short stories are often unsettling, describing in minute detail the troubled thoughts that accompany her characters’ everyday activities as they go for a lunchtime walk, take a bath,
Curtis Dawkins is a rising star in the literary world.
"Mustafah is an excellent writer, creating lush imagery and life-size characters. She uses her words to bring about an unfathomable emotion in her readers . . ."
This collection of nine short stories by Man Booker Prize–shortlisted British author Sarah Hall has a focus on the female experience—particularly of love and sex, pregnancy and motherhood—and the w
“The stories in the volume are all worthy—some extraordinary.”
Nobody does Kafkaesque quite like Franz Kafka.
For dedicated fans of Richard Russo these four stories mark a break with his usual “blue-collar” territory.
“astringent observations make these stories an entertaining and compellingly provocative read.”
“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”
“there is a good deal to get excited about in pondering the future work of Chanelle Benz.”
“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
Enigma Variations, the new novel by Andre Aciman, who previously presented us with that peach of a tale, Call Me By Your Name, has been packaged strangely.
Neil Connelly's sixth book, In the Wake of Our Vows, is a collection of short stories that deals primarily—in often unique and humorous ways—with relationships.
“ambitious and thought provoking.”
Slipping is a collection of Lauren Beukes’ previously published shorter works that shows off her skill across a range of genres.
“Walker’s stories intersect the tipping point when big city gay life went from carefree hedonism and glitzy self–indulgence to the moment when self–satisfied habitués of the demi–monde bega