Etgar Keret's stories are extremely short, extremely whimsical, and extremely cutting. He sees the world in a childlike way but with adult wisdom, and his stories are constantly skipping between hilarious enjoyment and deep understanding. Reading these stories is like having a witty old friend over for dinner who is known for embellishing the past - he describes situations that are familiar and fantastical at the same time. You'll quickly devour this collection and be left wanting more - but don't worry, we keep plenty more of his collections on the shelf.
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ISBN: 9780374222437
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 4th, 2006

Claire Vaye Watkins has exploded onto the literary scene with a voice as raw and beautiful as the Nevada desert she writes about. This is a masterful debut collection that seems to suggest more good things are to come from Watkins. Her direct language gives her prose a vaguely masculine edge, while remaining impressively evocative. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book and read the first few pages - it's going to grab you by the collar.

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ISBN: 9781594488252
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2012

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ISBN: 9781594631450
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 6th, 2013

Margot Livesy achieves that rare feat of a great fiction writer - her novel is both intellectual and deliciously readable at the same time. Two women meet at the University of St. Andrews and become inseparable, but their respective histories and less-than-ideal love lives conspire to wreak havoc not only on their own happiness but that of those around them. Told through the voices of four distinct narrators, Livesy's story comes together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in a deeply satisfying way that will keep you glued to the page until the end.
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ISBN: 9780061451546
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 5th, 2009