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Dark Angel

Collected Stories

by Margaret Gibson
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, short stories (single author)

“Gibson led readers into her world, which could be full of fear and sharp edges but was also intense and thrilling, a foreign place where the familiar glimmered and fractured, strangely beautifully under her talent.” — Toronto Star

From the moment she burst onto the Canadian literary scene with her instantly acclaimed debut book of stories, T …

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American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged: short stories (single author)

In one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka Galchen’s American Innovations, a woman’s furniture walks out on her. In another, the narrator feels compelled to promise to deliver a takeout order that has incorrectly been phoned in to her. In a third, the petty details around a property transaction detail the complicated pains and loves o …

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Tainna

The Unseen Ones, Short Stories

by Norma Dunning
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), contemporary women, native american & aboriginal

Drawing on both lived experience and cultural memory, Norma Dunning brings together six powerful new short stories centred on modern-day Inuk characters in Tainna. Ranging from homeless to extravagantly wealthy, from spiritual to jaded, young to elderly, and even from alive to deceased, Dunning’s characters are united by shared feelings of aliena …

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Goth Girls of Banff

by John O'Neill
edition: eBook
tagged: short stories (single author), literary

John O’Neill’s gothic short stories, set in the Canadian Rockies, are haunted by the violence inherent in nature and humans. The mountains are majestic and impassive. The characters are surprising, bent, but also empathetic. Their survival is tenuous. A two-sister team of goth tour guides offers guided excursions up switchback mountain trails; …

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Maame (Mother)

Mother

by Elizabeth Allua Vaah
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), literary

In Aakonu, a small village on the coast of Ghana, life is a constant tussle between the reality of the mundane and the superstitions presided over by the local priestess. In this setup, girls in their puberty can only look forward to marriage--often to men old enough to be their fathers and already with other wives.

Ahu, a young widow of eighteen, …

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Vermin

Short Stories

by Lori Hahnel
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author)

The stories in Vermin are linked by themes of loss, longing and music. Stories in this collection have appeared in Joyland, The Saturday Evening Post, Room, The Antigonish Review and other journals and anthologies.

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Breaking Right

by D.A. Lockhard
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), literary

In D.A. Lockhart's Breaking Right ordinary Hoosiers experience extraordinary moments that reveal the complicated correlations between their beliefs, their relationships and the land beneath their feet.

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Dusk in the Frog Pond and Other Stories

by Rummana Chowdhury
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), contemporary women, literary

Today diasporic literature is an integral component of the international literary fabric that makes for relevant story telling. Dusk in the Frog Pond is a collection of eight short stories that explore the lives of immigrants as they deal with the challenges of migration, displacement, identity, nostalgia, loneliness, socio-economic disparity, and …

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Beneath the Statue

by Jeremy Colangelo
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, short stories (single author)

Beneath the Statue is an inventory of the tactics of the weak, the methods of the contained and the imprisoned, and the weapons of those who cannot fight. Each story is like its own small island on a vast sea, an isolated world where things work differently. Yet among the family dramas, political machinations, the surreal dreamscapes, and the night …

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