Photo: Martha Pavlidou

18 of 30
256 pages; W.W. Norton
In terms of craft, I was amazed. The six stories are so well made and pleasurable. I love a linked story collection because it's like visiting an archipelago. There are all these interconnected islands. The book asks: When is it wise to be a fool for something? I didn't know Silber's work previously, but she kicks ass.
— Karen Russell