Short Stories

Civilwarland in Bad Decline

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By George Saunders, Joshua Ferris (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780812987683
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

 

Before George Saunders was a genius minted by the MacArthur Fellowship folks, and the recipient of the Booker Prize for his first novel, he wrote this book of genuinely delightful, weird, tender stories. In terms of short story writers, Saunders has become American royalty. But this is him as a debut author, in what might be his wildest form.

Dave


Serendipity

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ISBN: 9781250780843
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 4th, 2022

Want a romance read but don't know where to start or what to pick up next? Look no further! Edited by the NYT bestselling author Marissa Meyer, Serendipity is a series of curated short stories and a comic all revolving around some of the most popular romance tropes in YA. (Fake relationship? Check. Stranded together? Check. Only one bed? Check.) This book is the perfect read for Valentine's day!

Cindy


Sabrina and Corina

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ISBN: 9780525511304
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Published: One World - April 7th, 2020

This thoughtful short story collection is a study of human connections and the landscapes they play out on. Unafraid truths about family, tradition, and women, separated by generations but tied by experience, rise from the soil of the now-American West that is Kali Farjado-Anstine’s ancestral home in this lauded debut. You can’t miss “Remedies,” “Ghost Sickness,” or “All Her Names,” or any of them, really. A necessary read before her first novel comes out in 2022.

Kate M


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 (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull - 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 (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull - 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


Animal Wife

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ISBN: 9781597098847
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Published: Red Hen Press - September 8th, 2020

 

These stories are haunted not with ghosts, but with the loss of innocence, the debts that get demanded of girls when their hips start to curve, and the terror of not quite knowing what happens to the girls who venture behind closed doors with boys. 

 

Meaghan


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