Short story genre books (18)


1.

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers : Stories by Yiyun Li EN

Rating: 4     11 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling heart of Beijing, to a fast-food restaurant in Chicago, to the barren expanse of Inner Mongolia, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers reveals worlds both foreign and familiar, with heartbreaking honesty and in beautiful prose. “Immortality,” winner of ... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022
2.

An Evening in Guanima : A Treasury of Folktales from the Bahamas by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022
3.

Autobiography of the Lower East Side : A Novel in Short Stories by Rashidah Ismaili EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
"This well established poet makes a brilliant debut in fiction with these complex, poetically detailed, interrelated stories of Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA who converge and form an artistic community in the early 1960s in the most easterly regions of Alphabet City ." -David Henderson, author of 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky "Ismaili charts the lower East side just prior to the turbulent, revolutionary Sixties, when the influence of Leroi Jones and the Black Arts Movement signaled a cultural sea-change. Her characters persevere through desertion, loss, abandonment and betraya... continue
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022
4.

Dumba Nengue, Run for Your Life : Peasant Tales of Tragedy in Mozambique by Lina Magaia EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
Description:
A personal account of the horrifying effects of life caused by apartheid South African backed MNR rebels in Mozambique
Recommended: 23 Mar 2022
5.

Fair Play by Tove Jansson EN

Rating: 3.5     19 Votes
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
'Fair Play' portrays a love between two older women, a writer and artist, as they work side-by-side in their Helsinki studios, travel together and share summers on a remote island.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022
6.

Family Ties by Clarice Lispector EN

Rating: 1     1 Vote
Description:
Tells the stories of a fearful adolescent, an angry old woman, a dog's burial, a possessive mother and her son, a businessman's dinner, and a French explorer in Africa
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022
7.

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino EN

Rating: 4     77 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
In Kublai Khan's garden, at sunset, the young Marco Polo diverts the aged emperor from his obsession with the impending end of his empire with tales of countless cities past, present, and future
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022
8.

Men Without Women : Stories by Haruki Murakami EN

Rating: 4     14 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this c... continue
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022
9.

On Heroes, Lizards and Passion : Seven Belizean Short Stories by Zoila Ellis EN

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Description:
"Seven short stories vividly depicting different facets of Belize's reality. From the country's rural areas to New York City, we accompany Belizean women and men as they go through the joys and hardships of life. Zoila Ellis demonstrates a definite ability to perceive and reproduce situations and characters, heightening the emotional impact of everyday events and rendering them into fine literature"--Page 4 of cover.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022
10.

Runaway by Alice Munro EN

Rating: 4     47 Votes
Description:
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** The matchless Munro makes art out of everyday lives in this exquisite short story collection. Here are men and women of wildly different times and circumstances, their lives made vividly palpable by the nuance and empathy of Munro's writing. Runaway is about the power and betrayals of love, about lost children, lost chances. There is pain and desolation beneath the surface, like a needle in the heart, which makes these stories more powerful and compelling than anything she has written before. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2009.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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