Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Short Stories

I've noticed an interesting trend lately.  An abundance of short story collections are being published and popping up all over. 
I love short stories!  It is amazes me how much information and emotion can be conveyed with so few words.  I think it takes a very talented and special author to write a good short story--or a whole collection full.

Pick up one of the following newer collections to try then scroll down a bit and choose some of our staff favorites.  Prepare to be shocked, frightened, amazed, cheered up, and always entertained.

New and Forthcoming

Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros
Astray by Emma Donoghue
An Apple for the Creature edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner
Into the Woods by Kim Harrison
Zombies, Zombies, Zombies edited by Otto Penzler

Staff Favorites

A Vocation and a Voice by Kate Chopin
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg
The Great Frustration by Seth Fried
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Zombies vs Unicorns edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black
Dark Forces edited by Kirby McCauley
Like Life by Lorrie Moore

What is your favorite short story?

"I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live.  They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice."
Andre Dubus

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