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Most recent Short Stories Book Reviews

Big Cats Holiday Reinhorn

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Every once in a while a nugget of gold crops up in the short story collections published each year. My gold nugget is Big Cats by Holiday Reinhorn.

Reinhorn writes…

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A Perfect Stranger and Other Stories Roxana Robinson

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Roxana Robinson has authored two short story collections, a biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, and three novels. Sweetwater is one of my top-ten all-time favorite novels.…

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Brokeback Mountain Annie Proulx

Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart

When Brokeback Mountain rolled into the theatres, I admit that I wasn't interested. However, when I learned that it was based on the Annie Proulx short story…

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Stories in the Old Style Al Sim

Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhar

It is nice to finally read a collection of short stories that don't have a central, underlying theme or that isn't trying to pretend to be a novel. I miss the…

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Croatan Doug Frelke

Reviewed by Elysabeth Eldering

What do you say about stories that all have a romantic undertone to them but are so totally unrelated? Weird came to mind. I'm not saying this is a bad thing…

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Third Class Superhero Charles Yu

Reviewed by Linda Lee

This is an entertaining book of short stories written for thinkers.

The third class superhero spoken of in the title is Moisture Man. He has the powers to be a good…

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Drizzle of Yesteryears MK Ajay

Reviewed by Yuka Mizushima

If you have ever been the newcomer or felt like an outsider, this is a book for you! The short stories in this book focus on identity, belonging and memories (both…

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Everybody Loves Somebody Joanna Scott

Reviewed by Kathy Johnson

Coming in December 2006, author Joanna Scott, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize with The Manikin, brings the reader captivating tales in Everybody Loves Somebody.

Her…

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Tales Under A Full Moon J.P. Cardone

Reviewed by Marcy Courneya

J.P. Cardone's first short story collection, Tales Under a Full Moon, entices thoughts about the strangeness that could happen to us each day through various choices…

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I Think of You Ahdaf Soueif

Reviewed by Karen Morse

Ahdaf Soueif's first fiction offering since The Map of Love, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Man Booker Prize, is actually a repackaging of nine stories originally…

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Transparency: Stories Frances Hwang

Reviewed by Sarah van Ingen

Transparency is Frances Hwang's debut collection of short stories. While her writing is a bit rough around the edges, there is no mistaking that she has a passion,…

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Dirty Little Altar Boy Brandon Christopher

Reviewed By Michele E. Davis

When you hear the title, Dirty Little Altar Boy, what comes to mind is a tween or teenager that is a misfit and probably did some wild stuff when he was in middle…

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Self-Help Lorrie Moore

Reviewed by Michele Heather Pollock

Lorrie Moore is famous for her humor, her wry use of language, and her honest look into the strangeness that is at the heart of human lives. Vintage…

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Home Remedies Angela Pneuman

Reviewed By Michele E. Davis

Angela Pneuman has a sharp sense of humor and great delivery in her short story collection, Home Remedies. Once you read the first story about a young girl who…

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Home Remedies Angela Pneuman

Reviewed by Laura Langer

Short stories are a very American genre, and Angela Pneuman takes this genre to a very particular American place: Kentucky. In her stories, young girls try to cope…

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