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Blank Pages: And Other Stories

The 12 stories that make up MacLaverty’s seventh collection emphasize his mastery of image, characterization, and dialogue. He remains one of the most graceful storytellers in modern literature.

Best Short Stories of 2021

Five Tuesdays in Winter

A series of beautifully written character studies brimming with insight into the human condition.
PREMIUM

Excuse Me While I Disappear: Stories

Of interest to readers who enjoy short stories, particularly those who are interested in the history of Europe and the history of bookmaking and literacy.
PREMIUM

Secrets of Happiness

Silber’s fans, and readers who enjoy smart, humane contemporary fiction that doesn’t talk down to them, will enjoy this work.

Milk Blood Heat

Highly recommended; catch this writer early in her game.

Best Short Stories 2020

PREMIUM

Land of Big Numbers

Told in a straightforward journalist’s style, Chen’s stories are filled with individuals facing hardships of varying degrees, with no happy endings to be found She delves into the human psyche to ponder just how far individuals will go tolerate duress. Not light reading, but this collection may be of interest to those looking for book group titles addressing the challenges of finding success, happiness, love, and contentment.

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A striking and memorable collection of surprising stories and shifting identities.
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