Tag Archives: Short Stories (single author)

The Wonder Garden

by Lauren Acampora

A keen and brilliant observer of the strangeness that is American suburbia. Acampora joins the ranks of writers like John Cheever and Tom Perrotta…

Woodcuts of Women

by Dagoberto Gilb

‘dagoberto Gilb is an important voice in American fiction. These stories of working class, low-rent lives illuminated by the small pleasures of sex and…

The Woman Lit by Fireflies

by Jim Harrison

“Harrison is unfailingly entertaining but he is much more—a haunting, gifted writer . . . a consummate storyteller—truly one of those writers whose books…

Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work

by Jason Brown

“One quality that makes these stories feel unmistakably new is Brown’s . . . seamless, oddly cinematic shifts among points of view. . ….

Wicked Women

by Fay Weldon

“A bristling new collection of stories . . . Weldon has become one of the most cunning moral satirists of our time.” –The New…

White Man’s Problems

by Kevin Morris

“Life undermines the pursuit of success and status in these rich, bewildering stories’a finely wrought and mordantly funny take on a modern predicament by…

Walk the Blue Fields

by Claire Keegan

“The best stories here are so textured and moving, so universal but utterly distinctive, that it’s easy to imagine readers savoring them many years…


by Patricia Engel

“Gloriously gifted and alarmingly intelligent, Patricia Engel writes with an almost fable-like intensity. . . . Here, friends, is the debut I have been…

Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys

by Will Self

“Self’s satires combine humanity with ingenuity, manifesting a Swiftian obsession with scale, a Kafkaesque fixation with blind alleys and the narrative legerdemain of Jorge…

The Toughest Indian in the World

by Sherman Alexie

“Alexie reveals himself to be a more fearless writer than one might ever have imagined; the stories are bold, uncensored, raucous, and sexy.” –Ken…