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“William Trevor: Selected Stories”

William Trevor’s stories have been admired for years, and now they’re collected in one volume, Selected Stories (Penguin Group, 2010).

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“Love in Infant Monkeys”

Lydia Millet’s first short story collection brings together animals and celebrities in an exploration of what it means to be human.

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Big World

“Big World”

“Big World” is riddled with female characters who teeter dangerously on the threshold of disaster, making this collection a disturbingly honest look into the feminine psyche.

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My Father’s Tears and Other Stories

“My Father’s Tears and Other Stories”

John Updike’s final collection of short stories offers an unflinching look at isolation and the insignificance of human affairs.

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The focus of Paul Yoon’s debut collection, “Once the Shore,” is a single, fictional island in the South Pacific. The tales unfurl at a measured pace, the calculation never distracting from the vibrancy of the descriptions. “[Yoon] explores what is said between people and what is unspeakable, the ways people attempt to connect and the ways they disappoint one another, and the impact of the stories—and the lies—we tell ourselves, each other,” says The Rumpus. In lovely, sparse prose, Yoon portrays the lives of people torn between the old ways and the possibilities of the new. “Most of the collection’s characters move through events with a resignation or forbearance rare in contemporary fiction. ‘Once the Shore’ is the work of a large and quiet talent,” writes the New York Times. Yoon’s characters do not thrive on action but on the strength of the author’s insight, patience, and arresting descriptions.

“Once The Shore”

Paul Yoon’s debut collection, “Once the Shore,” entrances the reader with its unhurried observations and stark but dazzling prose.

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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

“Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It”

“Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It” approaches the difficulties of human relations in the controlled voice of Maile Meloy.

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Wild Child: and Other Stories

“Wild Child”

T.C. Boyle takes us on a crazy ride of literature in “Wild Child,” spitting out a collection of stories and characters that are thoroughly unique.

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Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

“Raymond Carver”

“Raymond Carver” follows the short story writer’s turbulent life, from the vices that caused his downfall to the people who contributed to his authorial success.

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Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction

“Where the Love God Hangs Out”

“Where the God of Love Hangs Out” dishes out love and repercussions in Amy Bloom’s candid collection of short stories.

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In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

“In Other Rooms, Other Wonders”

Short story collection “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders” puts the triumphs and tragedies of Pakistani life on center stage

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