Short Month, Short Stories

February might be the shortest month of the year, but that just makes it the perfect time to read short stories!

Below are some of our staff's favorite short story collections:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Difficult Women Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 3rd, 2017

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.


The Best American Short Stories 2016 Cover Image
By Junot Diaz (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544582897
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Published: Mariner Books - October 4th, 2016

"The literary 'Oscars' features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories." --Shelf Awareness for Readers


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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481424363
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Published: Saga Press - October 4th, 2016

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection--including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.


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The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth Press - July 19th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena--dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.


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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062330321
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 27th, 2015

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things--which includes a never-before published American Gods story, "Black Dog," written exclusively for this volume.


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Get in Trouble: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade - February 9th, 2016

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BookPage - BuzzFeed - Chicago Tribune - Kirkus Reviews - NPR - San Francisco Chronicle - Slate - Toronto Star - The Washington Post


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What I Didn't See and Other Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781931520485
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Published: Small Beer Press - April 23rd, 2013

World Fantasy Award Winner
Shirley Jackson Awards shortlist
Locus Award shortlist
Story Prize Notable Books
Frank O'Connor Award longlist

-Beautifully written and subtly discomforting stories.---Nancy Pearl

-An exceptionally versatile author.---St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812980684
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Published: Random House Trade - April 26th, 2011

FINALIST FOR THE FRANK O'CONNOR SHORT STORY AWARD

NOW WITH AN ADDITIONAL STORY


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Dear Life: Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307743725
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Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013


Tenth of December: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade - January 7th, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
People - The New York Times Magazine - NPR - Entertainment Weekly - New York - The Telegraph - BuzzFeed - Kirkus Reviews - BookPage - Shelf Awareness


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Bark: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307740861
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Published: Vintage - October 28th, 2014

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage


Unaccustomed Earth Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278258
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2009

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.


Birds of America: Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307474964
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 12th, 2010

Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . Stand s] by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability. The New York Times Book Review
The celebrated collection of twelve stories from one of the finest authors at work today.
ANew York TimesBook of the Year
A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist


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No One Belongs Here More Than You Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780743299411
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 2008

"These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly unique.


The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780394716787
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Published: Vintage Books USA - September 12th, 1975

One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allen Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie story and the science-fiction story. Some of his poems "The Raven," "The Bells," "Annabel Lee" remain among the most popular in American literature. Poe's tales of the mmacabre still thrill readers of all ages.


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Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804173506
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Published: Anchor Books - June 23rd, 2015

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale


The Elephant Vanishes Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679750536
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 1994

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal.


 

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