Life Without Children: Stories

This collection of pandemic tales casts the lockdown in a new light.

Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories

Spanning the 1970s to today, these linked tales sing with insightful, arch observation.

Seasons of Purgatory: Stories

By Shahriar Mandanipour; translated by Sara Khalili

Seasons of Purgatory: Stories

These intricate, gut-wrenching tales of Iran offer no emotional quarter.

City of Incurable Women

Tales of female hysteria and its many dubious remedies.

Kink

Edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell

Kink

Its titillating subject matter aside, this collection is strangely uninspired.

Milk Blood Heat

By Dantiel W. Moniz

Milk Blood Heat

This lush collection eschews easy drama for vivid truths.

Imagining Iraq

By Bárbara Mujica

Imagining Iraq

An intelligent, moving collection that honors both those who serve and those left behind at home.

Coolest American Stories 2022

Edited by Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey

Coolest American Stories 2022

Unforgettable characters populate this winning — indeed, cool — anthology.