Short Stories and book clubs

Barbara's picture

I love short stories -- characters coming alive in compact narratives. There are many short story collections that makes great reading group picks and create lively conversation. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, Unaccustomed Earth and Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri -- just to name a few. One of my personal favorites is Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett! Oprah selected a short story collection, Say You're One Of Them, by Uwem Akpan. Is there an reason why short fiction is a dying genre? Will Oprah come to the rescue of the short story?  Has your book club selected a short story collection? Which one and why?

Share this