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The Stories of Jane Gardam

The novelist's short fiction could prove as immersive as her award-winning longer works.

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American Innovations

A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.

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Can't and Won't

Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short -- at times very short -- stories.

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Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.

 

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Local Souls

Allen Gurganus's small-town portraits recall the grotesques of Sherwood Anderson's classic.

 

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In Brief

Dark Lies the Island

A dynamic collection of short stories from the author of City of Bohane sound out the modern changes to Irish brogue.

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In Brief

The Color Master

Fifteen stories implant the fantastic within a resolutely ordinary world.

 

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A Guide to Being Born

Tales of everyday lives, suffused with a Picasso-esque vision.

 

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The Fun Parts

Are punchy prose and revelatory antics the key to a short story renaissance?

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A Reading Life

Middle Men

Small tales offer medium-sized heroes a grand forum.

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In Brief

Blasphemy

Two decades of stories find universal themes in the lives of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

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The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

A collection of previously published short fiction by the American master of dread.

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Stories

In these stories by the author of Mr. Peanut, you don't have to be cruel to be kind, but it helps.

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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman

Women face life on their own terms in the author's career-spanning story collection.

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