A Good Fit for Today’s Little Screens: Short Stories

la_readingcomprehensionShort stories are enjoying a renaissance, according to Leslie Kaufman in the New York Times article – A Good Fit for Today’s Little Screens: Short Stories.  A few favorite authors of novels have recently succumbed to short story collections that are worth looking for…

  • Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia –  short story collection: Vampires in the Lemon Grove
  • Jess Walter, author of  Beautiful Ruins – short story collection: We Live in Water
  • Amber Dermont, author of 2012 bestseller The Starboard Sea – short stories: Damage Control

Kaufman suggests these shorts are perfect for the digital age – quick and easy to download as a Kindle Single – fast reads for travel too.

4 thoughts on “A Good Fit for Today’s Little Screens: Short Stories

  1. There has been a rebirth of short story collections, which I love! Some others – and best sellers, at that – that I’ve enjoyed:
    Dear life, by Alice Munro
    Tenth of December by George Saunders
    This Is What We Talk About, When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Hollander

  2. I like short story anthologies, where different authors have contributed, but I’ve never been a big fan of one author short story collections. I like to devour a book, and i find the stories get too similar in most cases when I read quickly. All those complete stories yet in the same style – I’d need more space between them.

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