Short and Sweet: Our most-loved short story collections

 

To celebrate the release of THOUGH I GET HOME (available April 10), the FP brain trust got together to talk short stories. Here are 15 collections we recommend, with YZ Chin's debut at the top of the list. If you like Moore, Berlin, O'Connor, Washington, et al., then you'll love Chin's brilliantly crafted collection.

Dive in!

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Literally everyone: Though I Get Home

by YZ Chin (Us truly)

“Poignant, like an arrow piercing one’s heart.” —Louise Meriwether, author of Daddy Was a Number Runner

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Jisu: Kalpa Imperial

by Angélica Gorodischer, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer Press)

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Hannah: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead Books)

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Neeti: Mottled Dawn

by Saadat Hasan Manto (Penguin)

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Lucia: A Manual for Cleaning Women

by Lucia Berlin (Picador)

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Lauren: Baboon

By Naja Marie Aidt, translated by Denise Newman (Two Lines Press)

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Sophia: The Bloody Chamber

by Angela Carter (Penguin Books)

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Alyea: Welcome to the Monkey House

by Kurt Vonnegut (Dial Press)

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Amna: Self-Help

by Lorrie Moore (Vintage Books)

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Drew: Smut

by Alan Bennett (Picador)

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Elise: The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien (Houghton Mifflin)

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Suki: The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor (FSG Classics)

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Tenny: No Sweetness Here

by Ama Ata Aidoo (Feminist Press)

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Jamia: You Are Free

by Danzy Senna (Riverhead Books)

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Maya: Black-Eyed Susans/Midnight Birds

by Mary Helen Washington (Anchor Books)


What's YOUR favorite short story collection? Tweet at us! @FeministPress

 
Lucia Brown