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10 Short Story Collections That You Need To Read This Year!

Phalasha NagpalPhalasha Nagpal  |  Sep 7, 2017
10 Short Story Collections That You Need To Read This Year!

All you bibliophiles must check out the Pune International Literature Festival that’s happening this month. And to gear up for an unique literary experience, why not take a book along with you, as company for those long plane and train rides, so that boredom never comes knocking your way?  Even if you’re not much of a reader, we say that you explore the genre of short stories. Firstly they can be completed in a jiffy, and secondly, they’re also a great way to keep one entertained as each story leaves you feeling uniquely fulfilled. Skim through our carefully selected short story collection and select the one that calls out to you…

1. Swimmer Among The Stars

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Filled with history, archaeology, and cultural influences, Kanishk Tharoor’s debut collection is centred around probing the flaws of language and its relationship with technology and their dynamic interactions in modern India.

Price: ₹ 798. Buy it here.

2. What Is Not Yours, Is Not Yours

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By British novelist, Helen Oyeyemi, this collection of stories with unique characters and their unique interactions offers you more than a sneak-peak into the writer’s exquisite and imaginative mind. We promise you that you’ll find it tough to keep this book down.

Price: ₹ 427. Buy it here.

3. Bad Dreams And Other Stories

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With her new collection of stories, Tessa Hadley offers an extraordinary experience making you realise how it is the simple things in life that make all the difference.

Price: ₹ 719. Buy it here.

4. Come Let Us Sing Anyway

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Crafted by author Leone Ross, over a period of 15 long years, these stories are full of drama, unexplored sexualities, and politics. Embrace yourself for an emotional roller coaster!

Price: ₹ 1,089. Buy it here.

5. All The Mowgli Stories

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Rewind to your childhood days with Rudyard Kipling’s collection of nine stories about the little hero Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle. P.S. If not for the stories, read the book for the oh-so-amazing illustrations!

Price: ₹ 617. Buy it here.

6. Men Without Women: Stories

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Get set to feel unnerved with this collection of stories by one of the most well-known international authors, Haruki Murakami. Each of the seven tales are stories about men who find themselves alone due to different circumstances. These stories will definitely resonate with you.

Price: ₹ 399. Buy it here.

7. The Refugees

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Centred around the sensitive subject of exile, the American author Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about different individuals, their experiences and what they finally make out of their lives. This poignant story collection is definitely worth a read!

Price: ₹ 984. Buy it here.

8. 99 Stories Of God

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This set of micro-fictions by Joy Williams are so intense and exhilarating that reading them would truly be a memorable experience for you. It is sure to leave you pondering over them, lost in thought for hours, or even days.

Price: ₹ 721. Buy it here.

9. The World To Come

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The award-winning writer Jim Shepard takes you on an adventurous journey across borders and countries, leaving your heart brimming with sadness, disillusionment and immersing you in a sea of emotions.

Price: ₹ 975. Buy it here.

10. What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

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If there was one book that should be titled as the most awaited book of 2017, then this debut short story collection by Lesley Nneka Arimah would be it! Her incredibly human stories explore relationships, bonds and dynamics between people, leaving us with lessons for life.

Price: ₹ 884. Buy it here.

Happy shopping ladies!