That reminds me....
It took a recent book display at Sequoya and reading about the death of Grace Paley to remind me how much I enjoy reading short stories. So this isn’t a book review as such but more of a reminder to anyone else who may have forgotten about this lovely genre. One of the many definitions out there of the short story is one’s ability to read it in one sitting. What a perfect way to end the day, spend a lunch hour, or wait for an appointment. (We all know how those appointments go.) Here’s just a small list of the many many collections available. Next time you have a few minutes to relax….. start AND finish a story.
- Adaptations From Short Story to Big Screen : 35 Great Stories that Have Inspired Great Films edited by Stephanie Harrison
- The Best American Short Stories of the Century Edited by John Updike
- Carried Away : A Selection of Stories by Alice Munro
- Dumped : An Anthology edited by B. Delores Max
- The Garden of Reading : An Anthology of 20th Century Short Fiction About Gardens and Gardeners edited by Michelle Slung
- The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley
- A New Omnibus of Crime edited by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert
- Short shorts : An Anthology of the Shortest Stories edited by Irving Howe and Ilana Wiener Howe
- The Stories of John Cheever
- Twisted : The Collected Stories of Jeffery Deaver