As the leaves start to change color and the weather gets cooler, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good story collection! There are so many great short story collections out there that it can be hard to know where to start. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best short story collections publishing in the fall of 2022. So whether you’re looking for something eerie or heartwarming, there’s sure to be something here for you on this list. So grab a cup of tea (or hot chocolate) and get reading!
If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
A major debut, blazing with style and heart, that follows a Jamaican family striving for more in Miami, and introduces a generational storyteller.
Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions : A Novel in Interlocking Stories by Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi
Popular Nigerian author Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi makes her American debut with this dazzling novel which explores her homeland’s past, present, and possible future through the interconnected stories of four fearless globe-trotting women.
I Walk Between the Raindrops : Stories by T.C. Boyle
An electric collection of new short stories from the inimitable, bestselling writer of Talk to Me and Outside Looking In
Marple: Twelve New Mysteries by Agatha Christie
A brand-new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Mystery’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors: Naomi Alderman, Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Natalie Haynes, Jean Kwok, Val McDermid, Karen M. McManus, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse, Ruth Ware.
Bliss Montage : Stories by Ling Ma
A new creation by the author of Severance, Bliss Montage crashes through our carefully built mirages.
Two Nurses, Smoking : Stories by David Means
The stories in this collection—winners of the O. Henry Prize and the Pushcart Prize, and selected for The Best American Short Stories in 2021—confirm the promise of a writer who extends “the profound empathy of his attention to those who need it most” (Justin Taylor, The New York Times Book Review). A revelatory meditation on trauma and catharsis, isolation and communion, Two Nurses, Smoking reflects the dislocations and anguish of our age, as well as the humanity and humor that buoy us.
Illuminations : Stories by Alan Moore
From the unparalleled imagination of Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta, eight stories full of wonder and strangeness, which take us to the fantastical underside of reality.
Liberation Day : Stories by George Saunders
MacArthur “genius” and Booker Prize winner George Saunders returns with a collection of short stories that make sense of our increasingly troubled world, his first since the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Tenth of December
The Islands : Stories by Dionne Irving
Powerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism, and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida and more.
She and Her Cat : Stories by Makoto Shinkai, Naruki Nagakawa, Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
For fans of Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs and Murata Sayaka’s Earthlings, this Japanese bestseller from renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai features four inspirational and heartwarming vignettes following women and their cats in their quests for love and connection.
What do you think about the short story collections on this list?
Have you read any books from this list? Are any of them on your TBR? Have any caught your attention? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
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