Is anybody else having trouble concentrating lately? If social distancing is doing a number on your attention span, we've got the perfect solution: short stories. They're shorter than a novel and an easy read when you need a break from Facebook and TikTok!
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Many major authors have written short stories, which are a great way to get a hit of instant satisfaction from your fave author. Here are our best recommendations, all available as eBooks from the BWG Library:
How to Pronounce Knife, by Souvankham Thammavongsa
These stories captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, in the pursuit of finding a place to belong. Scotia Bank Giller Prize winner 2020.
A Natural History of Transition, by Callum Angus
A collection with a mix of alternative history, horror, and reality, heavily dosed with magic and dealing with trans characters.
What You Are, by M.G. Vassanji
A finely crafted collection of artistic integrity and vision.....weaving between wistful memories of youthful ambition and compromises, that come with the comfort of age.
Fifty Years of Best Canadian Stories, by John Metcalf
Celebrating Canada's short fiction, highlighting the work of many writers who have shaped Canadian literary fiction, for the past 50 years.
Never Have I Ever, by Isabel Yap
Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales: the magic in Isabel Yap's debut collection jumpsr ight off the page, from joy to terrifying tension.
Unrestricted Access by James Rollins
An anthology of short fiction including 11 previously published stories.