Friday, September 09, 2016

Five notable feel-good short story collections

At B&N Reads Jenny Shank tagged five short story collections that will leave you with a smile on your face, including:
A Guide to Being Born, by Ramona Ausubel

Anything is possible in this magical story collection: a world in which people in love grow an extra arm, a collection of grandmothers find themselves in the afterlife on an endless cruise, and a man whose wife is pregnant discovers his body changing too—he develops a chest full of drawers. Love is the unifying element to all these unexpected tales. Love binds the characters to each other, and makes their differences—from extra arms to unusual communions with the natural world—not seem so significant.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue