Best short story collections 2014

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VEDA Day 11 - Favorite Short Story Collections

The 10 Best Short Story Collections of 2013

If you can't decide which new novel or nonfiction book to pick up, here's another idea: try reading a short story collection. Rather than focus on a singular narrative, these unique options weave together the voices of several writers, or focus on multiple stories by an author you know and love. To get you started, we asked Goodreads to compile the most celebrated picks—all of which have at least a four- out of five-star rating. Celebrated fantasy and sci-fi writer N. Jemisin's debut short story collection includes an excerpt from her Hugo Award-winning trilogy, Broken Earth. Throughout her thought-provoking narratives, she seamlessly takes readers to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and the Jim Crow South.

On Tuesday, we published our 25 Best Novels of Today, we are It's been a really great year for short story collections. I really enjoyed.
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The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. They are linked by a unity of place — the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge — and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. Possibly the most economical short story writer in this list, Carver, with his precise, punchy prose, conveys in a few words what many novelists take several pages to elucidate. Adichie had written two novels set in her native Nigeria before this collection. It shifts her gaze to the US in 12 stories that explore the experiences of husbands and wives, parents and children, immigrants and permanent residents. The title story delves into the loneliness suffered by a Nigerian girl who moves to an America far removed from her imaginings.

Hello, Login. Visit Our Stores. Sometimes that discomfort comes from having your worldview tested May is Short Story Month, and last year at this time we put together a list, boldly named The Short List, of our favorite short stories. Since we're so enamored with compact prose, we decided to make The Short List an annual tradition. Short stories will always be the focus of the list, but we'll be changing up the theme from year to year. To qualify, the collection must have been released or first translated into English between and

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release film and a theater critic can go to most every play, but the book critic is faced with an insurmountable mountain of books each year. On Tuesday, we published our 25 Best Novels of Today, we are publishing our 25 favorite story collections. To get the list, I asked sixteen Electric Literature contributors and friends to pick their favorite collection published in to write about, and then asked them to send me a short list of other collections they loved. Our list also includes two collections of prose poems and one collection of comic stories. Man V.


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