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5 new short story collections to read for National Short Story Month

These short stories pack a big punch.

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Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Karen Russell has a slew of literary accolades under her belt: a MacArthur fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, the NYPL Young Lions Award. Her first novel, Swamplandia!, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Orange World is her third short story collection, a book Lit Hub calls “her best collection yet.” 

“Virtuoso Russell, gifted with acute insights, compassion, and a daring, free-diving imagination, explores the bewitching and bewildering dynamic between ‘the voracious appetite of nature and its yawning indifference’ and humankind’s relentless profligacy and obliviousness,” writes Booklist in a starred review. 

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