Vexations, Caitlin Horrocks, Little Brown - Caitlin Horrocks, author of The Vexations, had finished her MFA at Arizona State University in 2007 and had been writing short stories for a few years, when she signed up for a summer workshop in 2010.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
The Travelers, Regina Porter, Hogarth - The Travelers tells stories of mostly interconnected families starting in 1946 with “the man James” when he was a four-year-old boy who wanted to know why people need sleep.
The O’HENRY Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition, Laura Furman Editor, Anchor - Now celebrating its centenary, this prestigious annual anthology gathers the twenty best new short stories published in the previous year.
We Love Anderson Cooper, R. L. Maizes, Macmillian - In her debut short story collection, We Love Anderson Cooper, R.L. Maizes takes readers into some intriguing scenarios: a young man who decides to come out during his bar mitzvah, a disfigured tattoo artist who discovers healing powers, a therapist, whose new couch has the power to take away sadness, a woman haunted by the spirit of her dead dogs.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton, Sara Collins, Harper Collins - Frannie grew up a slave on a Jamaican plantation. Her master, Langton, chose her as his assistant in his experiments on cadavers.
Collector's Apprentice, B. A. Shapiro, Algonquin Books - returns with another unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance.
Where the Light Falls, Nancy Hale, Library of America - “Nancy Hale’s touch was so precise and delicate that you might think you’re reading undiscovered Edith Wharton stories.
Bruce Dern is one of Hollywood's most indelible actors. Many moviegoers will know him as the guy who shot John Wayne in The Cowboys. His career has spanned B and Z movies to Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for some of the most memorable performances in modern cinema. He turned down career-making roles in the Godfather and Gandhi, valuing artistic challenge above roles that might have made him rich and famous.
The Editor, Steven Rowley, Peguin Random House - The Editor Explores Mother/Son Relationships - I can’t lie. I was drawn to Steven Rowley’s novel THE EDITOR for the chance to spend time, even fictionally, with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.