The Art of the Short Story: 16 New Collections Reveal the Best of a Flourishing Genre

Not just fun but full of smart ideas; well-observed, unexpected writing for fans and more; top-notch, in-your-face work from the priceless Millet; excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling; not all these stories startle, but Sachdeva is a writer to watch; a heartfelt and well-crafted work

All Kinds of Upsets | Wyatt’s World

Popular novels of psychological suspense, such as Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train, are just one example of the creepy, discomforting yet pleasurable experience of stories situated on the crossroads of horror, thriller, gothic, and historical genres. Here are five new works from across this range of literary styles.

LibraryReads May 2016

The May LibraryReads list features a irresistible novel by Fredrik Backman about a woman who leaves her cheating husband and settles down in a town of misfits—and finding a second chance along the way.

Under the Sea: Mermaid Tales | The Reader’s Shelf, October 15, 2015

Treacherous or tenderhearted, mermaids spark the imagination and represent a desire to believe in something fantastical and out of reach. But are they truly confined to folklore? Dive in and see.

Comedian Gaffigan on Food, Homer’s Poems, Millet’s Real-Life Mermaids | Audiobook Reviews, February 1, 2015

Gaffigan’s narration is perfectly timed and brings his book to life; Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, read by Dan Stevens, are among the best audiobooks of the year; Cassandra Campbell’s deft voicing elevates from good to sublime.