Chris' Top Picks!
Below is a list of some of the linked short story collections I have enjoyed the most!
The Butterfly Jungle
A badass queer British-Somali journalist navigates sex, mental health and the gig-economy
Olive continues to struggle to understand her own life and the lives around her.
A retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her.
Stories about love and its infinite betrayals.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
A complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spoke Indian Reservation.
The Things They Carried
Stories from the Vietnam war taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles Vietnam and back home in America two decades later.
The Women of Brewster Place
Strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America.
The Nick Adams Stories
Follow Nick Adams as he grows from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer & parent.
A cycle structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man.