If you're in the library, you might notice that a section of books has gone missing. The story collection books have been moved from their former location and are now interfiled in the regular fiction section. Our fiction section is the most browsed area in the library, and we knew if we moved the story collection books there they'd reach a wider audience. Short stories are an important but sometimes overlooked form of literature. The folks at Ebook Friendly have put together the following infographic highlighting some of the benefits to reading short stories.
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If you'd like to pick up a book of short stories, check out some of these new additions to our collection.
Favorite Monster by Sharma Shields
"Sharma Shields' Favorite Monster is a deliciously bent collection of short stories -- funny, disturbing and surprisingly profound. A wildly entertaining survey of the modern habits of the cyclops, the Sasquatch, the werewolf, and perhaps the most monstrous of all, the human -- this book is fantastic in every sense of the word."
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed and bestselling novel The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. In Fortune Smiles--his first book since Orphan Master--he continues to give voice to characters rarely heard from, while offering something we all seek from fiction: a new way of looking at our world."
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
"A collection of interwoven tales explores themes of family, sacrifice, war, and the redemptive power of art."
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood
"An anthology of historical fiction and fantasy by young adult writers featuring a diverse array of daring heroines."
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
"The stories collected here are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another. The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi's Day. It is a collection of towering imagination, marked by baroque beauty and a deep sensuousness."
We've got many other collections available, so come see us and we can help you find a book that's right for you.