There are some times when getting into a long novel just doesn’t work. When I’ve got a busy schedule or if I’m traveling, I always find it nice to carry a book of short stories around with me.
 
This week I decided to ask our friendly warehouse staff in order to discover some exciting volumes and unearth some old favorites.
 
  Something New:
 
Birds of America by Lorrie Moore was recommended by Rene in returns, and while it isn’t brand-brand new (published in 1998) we think you should give it a whirl.

Low and behold, what a busy-bee Mr. James Franco has been publishing his own collection of short stories, Palo Alto, inspired by his hometown.

 

Something Old:
 
 I am all about my crinkled old books. My summer reading has been chock full of the quirky musings of Ray Bradbury and the Americana based tales of Eudora Welty.

Something Youthful:
The entire collection of books written by Roald Dahl made it into our selections. Refreshing and fun, these classics are the perfect stories to pass on generation after generation!

Other favorites:
 
Tales of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

And anything by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. or Italo Calvino.
 

What are your favorite short stories?