Best Short Stories Books

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1. The House on Mango Street

Author: by Sandra Cisneros
Vintage (April 3, 1991)

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Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become.

Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

2. The Things They Carried

Author: by Tim O'Brien
233 pages

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No library’s complete without the classics! This new, enhanced leather-bound edition collects the legendary fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. They are the stories we’ve known since we were children.Rapunzel.Hansel and Gretel.Cinderella.Sleeping Beauty. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions we heard before bedtime.

They’re darker and often don’t end very happily-but they’re often far more interesting. This elegant edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites-Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Cap, and many more-in their original versions. With specially designed end papers, a genuine leather cover, and other enhancements, it’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to build a complete home library.

Many of these tales begin with the familiar refrain of once upon a time-but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!

4. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Author: by George R. R. Martin
Bantam (October 6, 2015)
October 6, 2015

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, nave but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivalsin stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Eggwhose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter.

Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two … As do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits. Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t deadyet.

5. The Lost Soul of the City (Nameless: Season Two Book 1)

Author: by Dean Koontz
June 10, 2021

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A gun.A mission.No memories. Nameless is back to hunt down an architect of chaos in #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz’s return to a landscape of hard-won justice. In a forgotten Cold War bunker, a cold-blooded arms dealer counts his cash and watches from a distance as cities collapse into violence.

Pledged to stop him is a man without a past, guided by a teenage boy through the tunnels under the corrupted port city. With each stealthy move toward their target, the path ahead grows ever darker. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes The Lost Soul of the City, part of Season 2 of Nameless, a gripping collection of stories about a man in search of the truth, the past, and those who owe a debt of blood.

Follow him through each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

6. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition

Author: by Ernest Hemingway

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The complete, authoritative collection of Ernest Hemingway’s short fiction, including classic stories like “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” along with seven previously unpublished stories. In this definitive collection of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s short stories, readers will delight in Hemingway’s most beloved classics such as “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection, totaling in sixty stories.

This collection demonstrates Hemingway’s ability to write beautiful prose for each distinct story, with plots that range from experiences of World War II to beautifully touching moments between a father and son. For Hemingway fans, The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.

7. Land of Big Numbers: Stories

Author: by Te-Ping Chen
256 pages

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One of Barack Obama’s Summer Reading Picks “Dazzling… Riveting.” New York Times Book Review”Chen has one of the year’s big debut books.” Philadelphia InquirerGripping and illuminating … At the heart of Te-Ping Chen’s remarkable debut lies a question all too relevant in 21st Century America: What is freedom?

Jennifer Egan Immensely rewarding, from the first sentence to the last … An exceptional collection. Charles YuA stirring and brilliant debut story collection, offering vivid portrayals of the men and women of modern China and its diaspora, both love letter and sharp social criticism, from a phenomenal new literary talent bringing great insight from her years as a reporter with the Wall Street Journal (Elle).

Gripping and compassionate, Land of Big Numbers traces the journeys of the diverse and legion Chinese people, their history, their government, and how all of that has tumbledmessily, violently, but still beautifullyinto the present. Cutting between clear-eyed realism and tongue-in-cheek magical realism, Chen’s stories coalesce into a portrait of a people striving for openings where mobility is limited.

8. Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions

Author: by Neil Gaiman
March 17, 2009

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The astonishing and impressive first collection of short stories from New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat in a second-hand store … A stray cat fights and refights a nightly battle to protect his adoptive family from an unimagiable evil …

A young couple receives a wedding gift that will reveal a chilling alternate history of their marriage … Beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks, a frightened little boy bargains for his life with a most persistent troll … Such miraculous inventions and more await within Neil Gaiman’s first collection of short fiction, a gift of wonder and delight from one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

In his capable hands, magic is no mere illusion, but a powerful means to reveal the nature of our humanity obscured in the smoke of our fears and anxieties … And reflected in the funhouse mirrors of our dreams.

9. Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing

Author: by Neal Stephenson
August 7, 2012

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. He’s taken sf to places it’s never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). He’s reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon).

Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essaysStephenson’s first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the BeginningWas the Command Line, more than a decade agoas well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non.

Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.

10. Tenth of December

Author: by George Saunders
Bloomsbury Publishing
January 3, 2013

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WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013George Saunders’s most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials; and Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular.

With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, this collection sings with astonishing charm and intensity.

11. Exhalation

Author: by Ted Chiang
368 pages

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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NATIONAL BESTSELLERNine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant storiestwo being published for the very first timeall from the mind of the incomparable Ted Chiang. Tackling some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine, these stories will change the way you think, feel, and see the world.

They are Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic, revelatory.

12. Filthy Animals

Author: by Brandon Taylor
288 pages

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER BRANDON TAYLOR IS: A powerhouse. NewsweekAn extraordinary cartographer. EsquireA striking new voice with a vital perspective. Harper’s BazaarA brilliant writer. Garth GreenwellNamed a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Time, Elle, Enterntainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, O: The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Vulture, Thrillist, The Week, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, The Millions, and Paperback Paris A group portrait of young adults enmeshed in desire and violence, a hotly charged, deeply satisfying new work of fiction from the author of Booker Prize finalist Real Life In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American Midwest, a young man treads delicate emotional waters as he navigates a series of sexually fraught encounters with two dancers in an open relationship, forcing him to weigh his vulnerabilities against his loneliness.

In other stories, a young woman battles with the cancers draining her body and her family; menacing undercurrents among a group of teenagers explode in violence on a winter night; a little girl tears through a house like a tornado, driving her babysitter to the brink; and couples feel out the jagged edges of connection, comfort, and cruelty.

13. Gentle Is the Angel of Death (Nameless: Season Two Book 2)

Author: by Dean Koontz

June 10, 2021

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To some he’s a medical genius. To others, a twisted angel of mercy with a necessary solution to what he sees as an ugly dilemma. Only one man can help Dr. Death face the evil of his ways. Henry Siphuncle has a selfless mission: releasing his patients forever from their distasteful imperfections.

It’s for their own good.And the world’s. Even Henry’s own wife didn’t survive his disgust. Nameless has tracked him across the country to an isolated rural community, where the residents are grateful for their new free clinic. For Henry, it might just be the end of the road.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes Gentle Is the Angel of Death, part of Season 2 of Nameless, a gripping collection of stories about a man in search of the truth, the past, and those who owe a debt of blood.

Follow him through each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

14. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Author: by Deesha Philyaw
189 pages

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FINALIST for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction* *WINNER of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award* *WINNER of the 2020 Story Prize*WINNER of the 2020 L.A. Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction*Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root.

Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Triumphant. Publishers WeeklyCheeky, insightful, and irresistible. Ms. MagazineThis collection marks the emergence of a bona fide literary treasure. Minneapolis Star Tribune Full of lived-in humanity, warmth, and compassion. Pittsburgh CurrentThese are stories about Black women that haven’t been told with this level of depth, wit, or insight before, so it will not shock me if Oprah gets around to selecting it before the end of the year.

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions.

15. A River Runs through It and Other Stories

Author: by Norman Maclean

240 pages

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When Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It and Other Stories to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections. One editor, so the story goes, replied, it has trees in it. Forty years later, the title novella is recognized as one of the great American tales of the twentieth century, and Maclean as one of the most beloved writers of our time.

The finely distilled product of a long life of often surprising rapturefor fly-fishing, for the woods, for the interlocked beauty of life and artA River Runs through It has established itself as a classic of the American West. This new edition will introduce a fresh audience to Maclean’s beautiful prose and understated emotional insights.

Elegantly redesigned, A River Runs through It includes a new foreword by Robert Redford, director of the Academy Award-winning 1992 film adaptation of River. Based on Maclean’s own experiences as a young man, the book’s two novellas and short story are set in the small towns and mountains of western Montana.

16. Kaleidoscope (Nameless: Season Two Book 3)

Author: by Dean Koontz
June 10, 2021

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Nameless is wrestling with more violent visions of the future when his next mission comes with the assurance, This one will be easy. It’s a promise that leaves Nameless dangerously unprepared. It seems straightforward enough: Get a foot in the door by posing as a potential investor in a lucrative underground businessthen bring the place down from the inside.

There’s more here than meets the eye. What it triggers in Nameless is uncontrollable rage and brutal retribution. What it reveals is a clue to his forgotten past. Is it a breach on his handler’s part?Or a test? Either way, something’s not right.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes Kaleidoscope, part of Season 2 of Nameless, a gripping collection of stories about a man in search of the truth, the past, and those who owe a debt of blood. Follow him through each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.