May Is Short Story Month | Wyatt’s World

Short story collections such as George Saunders’s Tenth of December (Random, 2013), Alice Munro’s Dear Life: Stories (Knopf, 2012), and Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf, 2013) engendered a good deal of conversation this past winter. 2013 Spring and summer collections show equal promise. Here are five to note:

  • Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee house0510 May Is Short Story Month | Wyatts World (Algonquin, 2013).
  • All My Friends by Marie NDiaye (Two Lines Pr., 2013)
  • The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories by Ethan Rutherford (Ecco: HarperCollins, May)
  • Search Party: Stories of Rescue by Valerie Trueblood (Counterpoint, Jul.)
  • The House at Belle Fontaine: Stories by Lily Tuck (Atlantic Monthly, May)


Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at

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