Episode 8: Our Favorite Short Stories & Anthologies!

Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. 

“Profoundly insightful. . . . Speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines.” —NPR

Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501188893
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Published: Scribner - July 7th, 2020

A “necessary and brilliant” (NPR) exploration of our cultural fascination with true crime told through four “enthralling” (The New York Times Book Review) narratives of obsession.

In Savage Appetites, Rachel Monroe links four criminal roles—Detective, Victim, Defender, and Killer—to four true stories about women driven by obses

The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250204455
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 28th, 2020



The Surgeon: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101887424
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ballantine Books - March 29th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax.”—People (Page-turner of the week)

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s I Know a Secret.

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389978
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Published: Vintage - February 8th, 2011


Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250239082
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Published: Picador - August 27th, 2019


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Magic for Liars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250174628
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Published: Tor Books - May 5th, 2020


Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey.

Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it.

Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine.

The Plus One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525539179
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 2nd, 2019

A brilliant but socially inept robotics engineer builds her own wedding date--and learns more about love than she ever expected--in this hilarious and heartwarming debut novel.

"Prepare to fall in love!" --Aimee Agresti, author of Campaign Widows

When she couldn't find Mr. Right, she built him.

It: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501142970
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Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2016

It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!

Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.

Just After Sunset: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197659
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Published: Scribner - January 23rd, 2018

With stories that have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney’s, this classic collection displays the phenomenally broad readership of #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King.

Just After Sunset—call it dusk, call it twilight, it’s a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite

Night Shift Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307743640
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Published: Anchor - July 26th, 2011

Stephen King’s first collection of short stories showcases the darkest depths of his brilliant imagination and will "chill the cockles of many a heart" (Chicago Tribune). Featuring “Jerusalem’s Lot,” the basis for the upcoming tv series Chapelwaite.

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062330321
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 27th, 2015

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.

Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780380789023
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Published: William Morrow - October 27th, 2020

The astonishing and impressive first collection of short stories from New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman

An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat in a second-hand store . . .

A stray cat fights and refights a nightly battle to protect his adoptive family from an unimagiable evil . . .

Trout Fishing in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547255279
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Published: Mariner Books - January 19th, 2010

Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere.

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by), Margaret Hunt (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781607103134
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Published: Canterbury Classics - November 1st, 2011

No library's complete without the classics! This new, enhanced leather-bound edition collects the legendary fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

They are the stories we've known since we were children. Rapunzel. Hansel and Gretel. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty.

Revive your childhood wonder and fascination with the most exquisitely illustrated edition of Aesop’s Fables to hit the market in years—featuring breathtaking original artwork by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore!

Captivating the hearts and minds of kids and adults for generations, Aesop, a former Greek slave, developed simple and mea

A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525508809
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Published: One World - February 5th, 2019

A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision new futures for America—from N. K. Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, G. Willow Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more.


The Best American Short Stories 2020 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Curtis Sittenfeld (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
ISBN: 9781328485373
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Published: Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2020

“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series.

The Best American Short Stories 2019 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Anthony Doerr (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
ISBN: 9781328484246
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Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2019

#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his“stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019.

“As soon as you complete a description of what a good story must be, a new example flutters through an open window, land

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156364652
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1977


In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation.

'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?': Joyce Carol Oates (Women Writers: Texts and Contexts) Cover Image
By Elaine Showalter (Editor)
ISBN: 9780813521350
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Published: Rutgers University Press - November 1st, 1994

Joyce Carol Oates’s prize-winning story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” takes up troubling subjects that continue to occupy her in her fiction: the romantic longings and limited options of adolescent women; the tensions between mothers and daughters; the sexual victimization of women; and the American obsession with violence.  Inspired by a magazine story abou

The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316715973
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 1st, 2002

A collection of short stories that memorably capture American life in rural Appalachia by Breece D'J Pancake, the brilliant writer praised by Joyce Carol Oates as "a young writer of such extraordinary gifts that one is tempted to compare his debut to Hemingway's." 

Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at t

The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God & Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633249
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 13th, 2015

Classic warped and wonderful stories from a “genius” (The New York Times) and master storyteller.

Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology Cover Image
By Ann VanderMeer (Editor), Jeff VanderMeer (Editor)
ISBN: 9781629630359
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Published: PM Press - June 1st, 2015

Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.

The Illustrated Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451678185
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

The Illustrated Man, a seminal work in Ray Bradbury’s career, whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time’s passage, is available from Simon & Schuster for the first time.

Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless American storyteller, the most bewitching force in the universe is human nature.

The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith Cover Image
By James Mann (Editor), Cordwainer Smith (Editor), John J. Pierce (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780915368563
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Published: Nesfa Press - December 1st, 1993