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Author: Zadie Smith | Narrator: Zadie Smith
Release Date: July 28, 2020
Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our timeWritten during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by ...
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Author: Asako Serizawa | Narrator: Feodor Chin, Greta Jung, Nancy Wu, Catherine Ho, Akie Kotabe and Ren Hanami
Release Date: July 14, 2020
"This splendid story collection is a sword through the heart."--Ben FountainFrom the O. Henry Prize-winning author comes a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal exploration of lives fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II.Spanning more than 150...
Author: Samantha Irby | Narrator: Samantha Irby
Release Date: March 31, 2020
A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. ...
A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. We get to know the oldest resident; the cop on the beat; fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie; Monkeyman; and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout. We meet Angela...
The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love--perfect for Valentine's Day or year-round reading!A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequite...
Author: George Saunders | Narrator: George Saunders
Release Date: October 29, 2019
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Talking candy bars, ba...
Author: Zadie Smith | Narrator: Zadie Smith and Doc Brown
Release Date: October 08, 2019
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! A dazzling collection of short fictionZadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combine...
Author: Etgar Keret | Narrator: Various
Release Date: September 03, 2019
From a "genius" (New York Times) storyteller: a new, subversive, hilarious, heart-breaking collection. "There is sweetheartedness and wisdom and eloquence and transcendence in his stories because these virtues exist in abundance in Etgar himself... ...
Author: Kimberly King Parsons | Narrator: Various
Release Date: August 13, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD“The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush. . . . I loved every moment of this book.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other PartiesWith raw, poetic f...
From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.Written with all the scathing dark humor that is ...
A FINALIST FOR THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD • SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE STORY PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF TH...
Author: Karen Russell | Narrator: Various
Release Date: May 14, 2019
From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gif...