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September 14, 2009


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I haven't read many books of short stories - the Chicken Soup books are the first to come to mind.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Lorrie Moore's Self Help - something about those stories resonated with me, even though I hadn't been in any of those types of situations. However, "A Kid's Guide to Divorce" did hit home since I read it right after my own parents divorced.

Melissa C

I don't read many short stories, but I love them when I do find an interesting one! I would love to be entered to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancye Davis

I also love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and I have a ton of them. I also like a book called "Coming of Age" a book of short stories written by young people I used this book teaching middle school Lnguage Arts.

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Ann Wallace

My favorite book of short stories is "A Thurber Carnival" by James Thurber, followed closely by "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepard (which found me laughing out loud on the bus while reading it). James Thurber is one of the few short story authors whose pieces read aloud as well as they do silently. (A product of being a New Yorker writer during its golden age.) Both books provide the best medicine: laughter.


My favourite is How to breathe under water by Julia Orringer


My favorite collection of short stories is: Homeland by Kingsolver

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Rebecca Cox

Aesop's Fables has always been my favorite book of short stories. Even now I will pick up the book and read them again. My book, that my aunt bought me for Christmas when I was 4, is now falling apart.

Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe

I don't read short stories but I would like to try a collection sometime. Unless you consider Aesops fairy tales part of short stories. Which is probably a stretch.


I enjoy short stories and my favorite collection is The Mark Twain collection of short stories. Enjoyable and unique.


I've just started reading Lorrie Moore and her short stories (and novels) are wonderful.


I loved "Interpreter of Maladies" and "The Dog of Marriage."


Right now my favourite is the one I just finished reading:
The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories by Jane Urquhart

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Colin Matthew

I think my favorite short story book is Portland Noir which I just finished reading.


My favorite book of short stories is a tie between Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges or Life After God by Douglas Coupland. I love short fiction and I'll probably end up getting these great collections anyway... but to win them would be better for my wallet.

Thanks for the giveaway.


Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri would be my favorite.

This is a FANtastic giveaway!!



I Am Arachne by Elizabeth Spires


I've read some of Stephen King's books that were short stories - its still cool to me that Shawshank Redemption the MOVIE was based on a short story of King's!

Also have to mention The Things They Carried is the One Book One Community read for NMU in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (I vacation there often and my fave bookstore is in Marquette.)
Love Begins in Winter looks awesome - thanks for the entry!


So I am definitely a newbie when it comes to short stories. I used to think I wouldn't like them but I read a book of short stories by Checkov and loved them. I've been dying to check out Love Begins in Winter.

You like The Things They Carried? I'll have to check it out. Thanks!


My favorite book of short stories is Olive Kitteridge....even though the stories connect, it is considered a novel in stories. I love that book!

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