Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

More Short Stories

Last month Steve and Ann recommended two collections of short stories, and the New York Times declared the form is being revived because of the proliferation of devices like e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. I have always enjoyed short stories, but I've found myself more interested in reading them since acquiring an e-reader. Whether you read e-books or print, I recommend short stories as a way to get in a bit of reading every day.

The new collections at the top of my list are Vampires in the Lemon Grove, the latest from Swamplandia! author Karen Russell, and There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Russian writer Liudmila Petrushevskaia.

Here are a few good collections, published last year, that you may have missed:

Who are your favorite short story writers?

Book

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself
9780143121527
AngelaF

Comments

So true that short stories are a good way to read in busy times. I am really enjoying Ron Hansen's new anthology She Loves Me Not - writing so lovely in places it makes my head spin.
I had not made the connection between the increase in short stories and ereaders BUT it makes perfect sense.

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