Stories That Are Short & Sweet

fragilethingsSometimes you just don’t have the time to read an entire novel, but still want to read a satisfying story. When you’re having one of those days, weeks, or months… try one of these titles available from the Greene County Library:

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman – Find dark love stories intermixed with zombies, fiends and other fantastical beings in 31 spine-tingling works.

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July – Filmmaker and performance artist July places sympathetically awkward characters in heartbreakingly contemporary settings.

Ten Little Indians: Stories by Sherman Alexie – Hilarious, poignant, heart-breaking stories of Native Americans on and off the reservation.

Collected Stories by Roald Dahl – The beloved children’s author here presents the grotesque and macabre for adults, such as the immortal fate of a tattoo.

The Deportees and Other Stories by Roddy Doyle – Strong voices emerge in the stories of Ireland’s new arrivals and the citizens there to greet them in the increasingly global Dublin.

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri – Eight interconnected stories explore identity through the lens of a Bengali family living in the United Kingdom and America.

St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories by Karen Russell – Russell’s debut collection places troubled children in the Florida Everglades in updated Southern Gothic tales.

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders – A soldier returns, an abduction is attempted, and a cancer patient is called on to save a life in Saunders’ contemporary look at the human condition.

Stories: All-New Tales by multiple authors – A collection of prominent authors write short fiction, including Jodi Picoult, Joe Hill, Lawrence Block, Joyce Carol Oats, Chuck Palahniuk and editor Neil Gaiman.

The Best American Short Stories 2015 by multiple authors – A yearly publication of short stories culled from U.S. and Canadian magazines.

This list was created by Adult Services Manager Sarah Hamfeldt.

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