With the end of the school year and graduation parties approaching, you may find yourself too busy to dedicate time to a full novel. Luckily, May is Short Story Month, and many famous authors are releasing new story collections of varying genre and subject. You’ll be sure to find something that interests you!

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
The author of “Prep,” “American Wife,” and “Eligible” fame is trying her hand at short stories, which blend ideas about gender, class, and politics.

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi
Ever wonder what life is like in North Korea? This collection features stories written in secret by a writer still living in the country.

Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
Watkins reimagines the mythology of the American West with great range—from Helter Skelter, the Gold Rush, to the contemporary casino, you’ll be captivated.


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride

What’s your favorite short story? See the above books and more on CCPL’s website.

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