“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
“While The Testaments drops some of its political threads, it’s a wonderfully-written, absorbing novel.
Anthologies are a lot of fun.
“Walbert’s prose is undeniably lovely, and her stories evoke vivid moments in time.”
“This balance, between nihilism and delight, is the great power of Fly Already.
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
“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.
When you’re a dedicated novel reader, it’s hard to switch to short stories. That format is just too . . .
“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.
“Puntí is clever without ever being saccharine, literary in choice of phrase without ever being obtuse—always a joy to read.”