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Short on Time or Attention? Turn to Short Stories

 

crime scene do not cross tapeBy Matthew Moffett, Assistant Branch Manager, Burke Centre Library


2 book covers: Chesapeake Crimes and D.C. NoirWhether you dive into a genre you love or take on something different, short story collections can end a reading rut. Start with the selection below, and contact your local library branch or use FCPL’s My Perfect Read advisory service to receive more recommendations.

  • Chesapeake Crimes
  • A multi-volume series of mystery shorts by local authors.
  • D.C. Noir, edited by George Pelecanos
  • A dark and gritty collection of crime stories set in Washington, D.C.
  • Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
  • Stories of romantic and family love won and lost during World War I.
  • In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block
  • A unique collection of taut thrillers.
  • Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond, edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall
  • Authors of color use sci-fi and fantasy to reflect upon our modern lives.

 

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