Short Fiction for Hectic Times


Still rushing around during the busy holiday season? Pick up a short story collection and get your reading “fix” even when you don’t have a lot of free time. You won’t have to worry about where you stopped reading!

Astray Astray by Emma Donoghue FIC DON
Newspaper articles and letters inspired a 14-story collection on how people’s lives can suddenly change.

The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories. The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Connie Wiliis SF WIL
Ten stories are among writings that showcase Connie Willis's versatility as an author of speculative fiction.

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 1: the Frontier Stories. The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 1: the Frontier Stories by Louis L’Amour WES LAM
Thirty-five stories set in the wild frontier tell of love, courage and honor.

Come Along With Me: Classic Short Stories and an Unfinished Novel. Come Along With Me: Classic Short Stories and an Unfinished Novel by Shirley Jackson FIC JAC
Jackson is probably best known for The Haunting of Hill House. In this collection, readers get a chance to explore some of Jackson's other works.

A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories. A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories by Margaret Drabble FIC DRA
Drabble's stories explore relationships in all their stages and illustrate how the roles of women have changed over the years.

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories. Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories  by Agatha Christie MYS CHR
A collection of Christie’s short stories demonstrate the genius of the man who uses his little gray cells to solve murders. 

The Lives of Things: Short Stories . The Lives of Things: Short Stories  by Jose Saramago FIC SAR
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orks written early in Saramago's career explore his interest in politics and other topics.

Supernatural Short Stories. Supernatural Short Stories  by Charles Dickens FIC DIC
Dickens explores his interest in the supernatural with tales of ghosts, goblins and hauntings. 


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