Thicker Than Water: Family Stories | The Reader’s Shelf

Family dynamics drive these six novels, exploring how relations act upon one another, from the way a mother binds a daughter—or sets her free—to the complexities of marriage to how siblings become mutual anchors.

A Little Bit of Everything: Short Story Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2015

Here are six debuts, each by a writer well worth watching, that prove the pleasures of reading are not reliant on a profusion of pages.

Short Stories Collections | Wyatt’s World

Gaiman gets under the skin with Trigger Warning; Heiny garners praise for Single, Carefree, Mellow; Link returns with Get in Trouble; debut collections from Pelecanos, Pierce.

Stars for Connelly’s New Procedural, Heiny’s Debut, and Robertson’s Complex Historical | Fiction Reviews

Connelly pens an intricate and fascinating procedural, talented Heiny offers essential reading for short story and fiction lovers, Paris in Winter is a sure bet and most likely the next big hit of any book discussion group