Short stories, American
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Dec 11, 2012 — Gift books should be special: arrestingly visual, deeply felt, quirky, comprehensive, important. We've combed the shelves to bring you several such suggestions, guaranteed to put a sparkle in the eyes of any big reader.
Nov 5, 2012 — This week brings a notable story collection by Megan Mayhew Bergman and a memoir of art, alcoholism and family life by Jeanne Darst. Eric Weiner has an account of his spiritual journey, and Toby Lester explores Leonardo da Vinci's coming of age.
Oct 19, 2012 — At No. 10, Amor Towles' Rules of Civility begins with a chance encounter on New Year's Eve 1937.
Jan 18, 2012 — Fiction master E.L. Doctorow returns with short stories, while novelist Cristina Garcia finds intrigue among "lady matadors," and Teju Cole looks afresh at post-Sept. 11 New York. In nonfiction, a mother learns self-acceptance through yoga and an economist explodes conventional wisdom about sports.
Oct 14, 2011 — Featuring work from Sam Lipsyte and Tom Bissell, Best American Short Stories 2011 debuts at No. 15.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of New Valley Novellas by Josh Weil. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of This Is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers by Elizabeth Merrick. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of 20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker by Deborah Treisman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.