Stories You'll Love
For your reading pleasure, we suggest four new short story collections by masters of the form
by Alice Munro
Munro's stories work many magic tricks. Among them: She writes with an acute sense of place (small-town Canada) not often found in contemporary writing and yet transcends location altogether, and she renders ordinary lives in a manner that makes them extraordinarily compelling. For a literary collection to have a first printing of 100,000 speaks volumes.
by Noy Holland
If you're lucky, you've read Holland's previous collections, The Spectacle of the Body and What Begins With Bird. Holland is one of the most powerful prose stylists working, and she's unusually wise to the sorrows and consolations of being alive.
The stories in this brilliantly constructed collection share the same title; they also share almost uncanny insight into the complications of grownup love.
by Eugene Cross
The darkly funny, razor-sharp stories in Cross's debut are hard to shake. These are beautiful, daring narratives, and they're also page-turners.