Nine New Short Story Collections That Leave You Wanting More

By Carrie McBride, Communications
June 30, 2022

Reading short stories is often recommended for people trying to get back into a reading habit, or for those who are short on time or attention. Those are fine reasons, but shouldn't overshadow the pleasure and satisfaction that a well-crafted story brings—distilling an idea into its essence, experimenting with form, and often leaving a lasting impression. These story collections below are all newly published within the last few months with the exception of Sayaka Murata's Life Ceremony originally published in Japan and now translated into English.

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.