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Short Stories for a Short Month

A collection of recently published short story and essay collections. 

Grand Union: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559016
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! 

A dazzling collection of short fiction


Land of Big Numbers: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358272557
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Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2021

"Chen has one of the year's big debut books." Philadelphia Inquirer

“Gripping and illuminating . . .


In the Land of the Cyclops Cover Image
By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781939810748
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Published: Archipelago - January 5th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard comes a collection of ambitious, remarkably erudite essays on art, literature, culture, and philosophy.


The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review 

David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected by the author himself, and including a new essay

New York Times Book Review Editor


Thin Places: Essays from In Between Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374274641
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 3rd, 2020

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning


The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Pynchon Cover Image
By Harold Bloom, David Mikics (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9781598536409
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Published: Library of America - October 15th, 2019

Our foremost literary critic on our most essential writers, from Emerson and Whitman to Hurston and Ellison, from Faulkner and O'Connor to Ursula K. LeGuin and Philip Roth.


My Life as a Villainess: Essays Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062997333
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience.  Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising.


Coventry: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250619587
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Published: Picador - July 14th, 2020

NPR's Favorite Books of 2019


What’s the Story?: Reflections On A Life Grown Long Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780990973393
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Published: Green Writers Press - November 9th, 2015

What’s the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long is, in many ways, a kaleidoscopic chronicle of this ongoing search.


The Best American Short Stories 2020 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Curtis Sittenfeld (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328485373
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Published: Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2020

“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series.


Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101972410
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Published: Vintage - December 3rd, 2019

“Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. . . . Race is the story of my life, and therefore black is the body of this book.” 


The Moth Cover Image
By Catherine Burns (Editor), Catherine Burns (Introduction by), Adam Gopnik (Preface by), George Dawes Green (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401311117
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Published: Hachette Books - September 3rd, 2013

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong).