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Short Stories for the Longest Days of the Year

Andrea told us that she loves to read a short story at the end of a long day. Since the days are really long right now, she selected six recent short story collections to help you get through your day.

Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo

In these nine riveting stories--which include two Pushcart Prize winners and a finalist for the National Magazine Award--Lisa Taddeo brings to life the fever of obsession, the blindness of love, and the mania of grief.

Small Odysseys edited by Hannah Tinti

Thirty-five literary luminaries come together in this stunning collection of all-new works.

You Have a Friend in 10A by Maggie Shipstead

From the Booker Prize nominee and New York Times best-selling author of Great Circle, a piercing, irresistible first collection of short stories exquisite in their craft and audacious in their range.

From the author of Beautiful Ruins and The Cold Millions comes a stunning collection about those moments when everything changes--for the better, for the worse, for the outrageous--as a diverse cast of characters bounces from Italy to Idaho, questioning their roles in life and finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places.

Learning to Talk by Hilary Mantel

Learning to Talk is a dazzling collection of short stories from the two-time winner of the Booker Prize and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wolf Hall trilogy.

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

A vibrant story collection about Cambodian-American life--immersive and comic, yet unsparing--that offers profound insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities.


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