The Five Best Short Story Collections of 2017

The Five Best Short Story Collections of 2017

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We’re thrilled to finally share our list of the best short story collections of 2017! This brief list is packed with enthralling reads from Carmen Maria Machado, Ottessa Moshfegh and more, delivering some of the best contemporary tales in mere handfuls of pages. And while these are by no means the only extraordinary books published this year, these five were our absolute favorites. 5. All the Beloved Ghosts by Alison MacLeod

Alison MacLeod blends memoir and fiction to stunning effect in her short story collection, blurring the lines between life and death as she explores the nature of memory. In “Sylvia Wears Pink in the Underworld” and “Dreaming Diana: Twelve Frames,” she examines our relationship to celebrities after their death. While in stories like “The Thaw” and ‘The Heart of Denis Noble,” MacLeod crafts intimate portraits of individuals at the end of their lives. The collection’s haunting prose is […]

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