May 24, 2013
Quatro’s stories are strikingly original and ultra-modern, her (mostly) female protagonists – trapped in sexual obsessiveness, Christian taboo, and the witty surreality of long-distance internet infidelities – full of yearning, lust, and grief.
February 12, 2013
Karen Russell leaves the Florida swamp behind in her new collection of short stories, traveling to Italy, Wisconsin, and possibly purgatory.
January 10, 2013
It’s no wonder the New York Times Sunday Magazine called George Saunders’ latest story collection 'the best book you’ll read this year.' Everyday eBook was able to catch up with Saunders just as Tenth of December became available to readers to ask his thoughts on inspiration, theme, and writing.
December 28, 2012
This is no Lonesome Dove Western, no modern John Wayne, no glittering lights of American Dream fulfilled; this Vegas is a place of treachery and lost innocence, surrounded by dusty castoff cities and ghost towns. This is a desert, be sure, a scorched earth, populated by lonely and despairing sorts of folk, but not without hope.
December 26, 2012
Charles Yu's funny, brainy short stories are perfectly in tune with our times, blending sci-fi and virtual reality with the motivations and complexities of the human heart.
December 24, 2012
There’s a term in poetry called 'exphrasis,' which is defined as a 'rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form.' In Emma Donoghue’s latest, the story collection Astray, she beautifully employs this practice in each of her tales.
December 13, 2012
Munro's stories somehow exist on two sides of a road: on one side, there’s light and beauty in simple things; and on the other, darkness is waiting for you just around the bend. They are deceptively simple, yet contain so much in each line.
October 22, 2012
This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz's latest critically acclaimed collection of short stories, is not an all-encompassing story of the human heart, but rather an intimate account of the relentless disappointments of one man's heart.
October 6, 2012
Jhumpa Lahiri's debut book of short stories -- which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize -- examines the Indian immigrant experience in America with beautiful writing, nuanced depth, and poignant cultural insight.
June 28, 2012
There's a lot of chatter around the doe-eyed indie darling -- but is her work worth the buzz?
June 23, 2012
A collection of strangely loveable characters are deeply confused about the choices they are making, inspiring you to want to reach out to each of them, grab them by the shoulder and say, 'Friend, please, take a second to look at what you’re doing here.' But I assure you they won't listen.
June 7, 2012
The author of the new short story collection Signs and Wonders tries to explain what her book is about -- and instead gives us the true meaning of 'love story.'
March 12, 2012
Critically acclaimed author Dan Chaon is back with an outstanding collection of short stories, Stay Awake. And if you think you don’t like short stories, this haunting collection will change your mind.
February 2, 2012
"What accounts for the ongoing fascination with Lovecraft’s tales? How is it possible that his stories, although almost a century old, are still as gripping as any modern horror movie with high-tech sound and special effects? To say it with H.P. Lovecraft’s own words, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."