Errantry is Elizabeth Hand’s first short story collection since 2006. If you like fiction that is dark and strange (the subtitle is indeed quite apt), you will love this collection. Hand’s tales are all about characters finding something otherworldly in everyday life. Some stories, like “Winter’s Wife,” possess a numinous quality of a myth retold. Others are unsettling or dream-like in their peculiarity but always beautiful and magical.
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ISBN: 9781618730305
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Published: Small Beer Press - November 13th, 2012

If you are only going to read one collection of letters by a writer, let it be Kurt Vonnegut’s letters, collected and edited by Dan Wakefield. They are exactly what you’d expect Vonnegut’s letters to be – occasionally wry, sometimes funny, but always honest and clever. The letters will not tell you the full story, but read and catch a glimpse of a man concerned with earning money as a freelance writer, a flawed husband and father, and a writer outraged by the banning and even burning of his books. You do not need to be a Vonnegut expert – biographical introductions to each decade and brief explanations of people and events prefacing most of the individual letters provide the necessary context.

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ISBN: 9780385343756
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 30th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780385343763
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 14th, 2014

Charles Yu, author of How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, is back with a short story collection entitled Sorry Please Thank You: Stories (Pantheon, $24.95). His smart and geeky stories are about relationships (as the title may suggest): they explore intimacy, heartbreak, relationships that just begin and relationships that fizzle out. They also touch on dissatisfaction with life, longing, and the search for self. Yu packs a lot of ideas into these short pieces, which makes it one of the most creative and thought-provoking collections you'll read this year.

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ISBN: 9780307907172
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Published: Pantheon - July 24th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780307948465
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

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