Short story genre books (207)


And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer : A Novella by Fredrik Backman EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Paints the portrait of an elderly man's struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family's efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.


Antarctica by Claire Keegan EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
This prize-winning debut collection of 15 stories by the acclaimed Irish author are “among the finest contemporary stories written recently in English” (The Observer). The compassionate, witty, and unsettling short stories collected here announced Claire Keegan as one of Ireland’s most exciting and versatile new talents and earned comparison to the works of Joyce Carol Oates, Alison Lurie, Raymond Carver, and others. From the titular story about a married woman who takes a trip to the city with a single purpose in mind—to sleep with another man—Antarctica draws readers into a world of obsessio... continue


Aquí no es Miami / This Is Not Miami by Fernanda Melchor ES

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Las crónicas de Fernanda Melchor dan cuenta de la degradación humana en uno de sus aspectos más sórdidos. Lo que su libro hace es manifestar la ignominia en toda esta rudeza. Aquí no es Miami es un libro de crónicas devastador, luminoso y emotivo. Con facilidad nos lleva de la mano por toda una gama de sentimientos que van de la compasión al asombro, de la dulzura a la impiedad. Parece que está escrito por un sobreviviente, o, digamos, por un exconvicto. El ojo de Fernanda Melchor es implacable. Mira por nosotros. Nos ahorra el trabajo de desplazarnos a Veracruz y de atisbar en las oquedades m... continue


Aura by Carlos Fuentes ES

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
"Lees ese anuncio: una oferta de esa naturaleza no se hace todos los días. Lees y relees el aviso. Parece dirigido a ti, a nadie más": asícomienza Aura, novela hechizante, donde lo verdadero es lo imposible, donde el amor a la vez sacrifica y devuelve la vida, y la inmortalidad tiene un precio que algunos están dispuestos a pagar.Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por ... continue


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

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
"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


Babette's Feast by Karen Blixen EN

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Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last t... continue


Blood Feast: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf by Malika Moustadraf AR

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
An arabophone cult classic traces the impact of power, abuse, and illness on the body, by Morocco's foremost writer of life on the margins.


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for... continue


Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
'A terrific collection' Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane and Love Marriage A Most Anticipated Title for Oprah Daily, Essence, BuzzFeed, The Millions and Brittle Paper Full of heart and humour, Gothataone Moeng's first collection, set between the rural village of Serowe and the thrumming capital city of Gaborone, captures a chorus of voices from a country in flux. Meet a young woman who has worn the same mourning clothes for almost a year, and a teenage girl who shies away from the room where her once vibrant aunt lies dying. Elsewhere, watch as a younger sister hides her romantic exploits from... continue