5 Powerful Short Story Collections That Pack a Big Punch

Reading stories is like stealing time. You can down one in 15 minutes and feel like you've just watched a whole movie. So whether you're headed to the beach or chilling at home, hit the bookstore first for these five powerful new collections.
I Want to Show You More
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I Want to Show You More

224 pages; Grove Press
Jamie Quatro's I Want to Show You More (Grove) dives beneath the surface of everyday life to access subverted desire, spiritual yearning, and unrequited lust. In "Georgia the Whole Time," a woman dying of cancer graciously accepts that it might be easier to "make the wreckage look beautiful than to keep fighting and lose."
— Kristy Davis