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Jojo Moyes Gets to the Heart of the Matter in
Paris for One & Other Stories
Who doesn’t dream of jetting off to Paris for a romantic couples weekend? Wine, cheese, the Eiffel tower—all in one beautiful place that simply...
5 Feel-Good Short Story Collections
I relish short stories, but some of the world’s most famous stories tend to be major bummers. Think about it. In Nikolai Gogol’s “The...
Enter the Mysterious World of
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
Acclaimed British writer Helen Oyeyemi (Boy, Snow, Bird) ignores the conventional wisdom that “magical realism” doesn’t sell, or that...
7 New Story Collections to Savor in 2016
Is life, as the famous quote would have it, like a box of chocolates? Not necessarily, but a good story collection is: full of surprise, variation, and...
Go Behind the Scenes on Stephen King’s Process in
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King is famous first and foremost as the author of more than 50 published novels, many of which are considered modern horror classics, or simply...
Marra’s Masterful Mixtape,
The Tsar Of Love And Techno
Short story collections may be on the rise, but Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno is, even among their ranks, a special case. As in...
Now Is The Perfect Time For
100 Years Of The Best American Short Stories
As a nation, we’re increasingly known for our short attention spans and appreciation of quick reads, the more bite-sized the better. (Present company...
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Where to Start With: T.C. Boyle
I’m such a T.C. Boyle fan I’ve interviewed him three times for three different newspapers—several of which no longer exist. It’s not...
On Adam Johnson’s Newest Collection
Pulitzer Prize–winner Adam Johnson is renowned for taking us places we don’t want to go: North Korean gulags, Stasi prisons, into the heads of...
A Big-Hearted Look At Small Town Life In Ann Beattie’s
The State We’re In
In a small enough town, you can wander only so far before you end up back where you started: drugstore, movie theater, elementary school. If you live...
The Impressive Range Of Shirley Jackson’s
Let Me Tell You
One of America’s foremost proto–mommy bloggers is also one of America’s masters of horror and suspense, and yet many audiences only know...
5 Short Story Collections From Your Favorite Authors
When you read a short story, you experience its author at her most undiluted. The constraints of the genre force writers to compress emotion and action....