Short Stories

Reconstruction: Stories

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ISBN: 9781618731777
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Published: Small Beer Press - January 12th, 2021

This book is incredible. After each story, I had to stop and stare at a wall for at least 24 hours just processing until I could move on and read the next one. Several times I found myself forgetting that this was, in fact, a book of short stories and not a full length novel where I could spend all 256 pages in any one of Alaya Dawn Johnson's unique and engrossing worlds, and the first story, A Guide to Fruits of Hawai'i immediately captured my vampire loving heart. 

Katherine


Where the Wild Ladies Are

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By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020

Enthralling, smart, and relatable, these stories offer commentary on society, gender, and power...and feature ghosts. Each story in this book is a retelling of a traditional Japanese ghost tale. A thin thread connects them, growing gradually stronger until the end, making this a superb choice for those novel-enthusiasts looking to try more short stories.

Marika


Where the Wild Ladies Are

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By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translator)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781593766900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020

Enthralling, smart, and relatable, these stories offer commentary on society, gender, and power...and feature ghosts. Each story in this book is a retelling of a traditional Japanese ghost tale. A thin thread connects them, growing gradually stronger until the end, making this a superb choice for those novel-enthusiasts looking to try more short stories.

Marika


Sansei and Sensibility

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ISBN: 9781566895781
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 5th, 2020

Yamashita continues to make her case as one of our of greatest living writers with this collection of stories, narratives, and imaginative engagements with Jane Austen. Yamashita's intelligence, sense of humor, and mastery over multiple prose styles cracks open our notions of identity, culture, and community creating space for new ways of reading about and thinking about how we become who we are.

 

Josh


Get In Trouble

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ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

 

My favorites in this collection are The Summer People, The Lesson, and The New Boyfriend, but they're all fantastic (and fantastical), with strong female leads to boot.  Kelly Link has a wacky, clever, bizarre imagination. Perfect for curling up with during the next thunderstorm.

 

Catherine, Writer in Residence for Adults


Night at the Fiestas

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ISBN: 9780393352214
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2016

 

Roxane Gay called this collection "outstanding" and "nearly flawless," so that should tell you something.  The writing is beautiful, and each story so emotionally intense I had to take breaks while reading. Quade's strong and scrappy characters face their troubled lives with heart and tenacity in rural New Mexico.

Catherine, Writer in Residence Adult


Orange World and Other Stories

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ISBN: 9780525656135
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

In this collection of short stories you'll find something eerie, magical, bizarre, and wonderful. All of these stories twist fantasy with reality for a perfect harmony. I'm a huge fan of Karen Russell, and this is probably my favorite story collection yet.

 

Heather


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