Multcolib Picks: While you wait for... Tenth of December

Flying to America
Flying to America 45 More Stories By Barthelme, Donald (Book - 2007 ) FICTION BARTHELME Available in some locations

Annotation:Donald Barthelme has been called one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century.

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt Stories By Bender, Aimee (Book - 1999 ) FICTION BENDER Available in some locations

Annotation:"The everyday people, objects and occurrences in this collection of short stories somehow acquire the bizarre, the grotesque, and the darkly satirical." -Library Journal

Flying Leap
Flying Leap Stories By Budnitz, Judy (Book - 1998 ) FICTION BUDNITZ Available in some locations

Annotation:"Budnitz's debut collection drops the reader onto familiar terrain and then twists the expected like a fun-house mirror. " -Library Journal

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis By Davis, Lydia (Book - 2009 ) FICTION DAVIS 2009 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:Highly original stories from a National Book Award finalist.

Drown By Díaz, Junot (Book - 1996 ) FICTION DIAZ 1996 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:"The 10 tales in this intense debut collection plunge us into the emotional lives of people redefining their American identity." -Publishers Weekly

The Red Convertible
The Red Convertible Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008 By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2009 ) FICTION ERDRICH 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Erdrich combines a supple, poetic style with a vividly realized setting and unforgettable characters, often setting up complex, interlocking narratives." -BookList

Chronic City
Chronic City A Novel By Lethem, Jonathan (Book - 2009 ) FICTION LETHEM 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:"One of America's finest novelists explores the disconnections among art, government, space travel and parallel realities, as his characters hunger for elusive meaning." -Kirkus

Bartleby, the Scrivener
Bartleby, the Scrivener By Melville, Herman (Book - 2009 ) FICTION MELVILLE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fascinating and enigmatic story by a great America writer.

Happiness Is A Chemical in the Brain
Happiness Is A Chemical in the Brain Stories By Perillo, Lucia Maria (Book - 2012 ) FICTION PERILLO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Emotionally unflinching stories of considerable power, wonder and humor." -Kirkus

Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story A Novel By Shteyngart, Gary (Book - 2010 ) FICTION SHTEYNGAR 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Full-tilt and fulminating satirist Shteyngart is mordant, gleeful, and embracive as he funnels today’s follies and atrocities into a devilishly hilarious, soul-shriveling, and all-too plausible vision of a ruthless and crass digital dystopia in which techno-addled humans are still humbled by love and death." -BookList

Oblivion Stories By Wallace, David Foster (Book - 2004 ) FICTION WALLACE Available in some locations

Annotation:"As questing a philosopher as he is a canny storyteller, the author of Infinite Jest fashions complex tales rife with shrewd metaphysical inquiries, eviscerating social critiques, and twisted humor." -BookList

Tenth of December
Tenth of December Stories By Saunders, George (Book - 2013 ) FICTION SAUNDERS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 62 copies
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George Saunders writes short stories that are satirical and imaginative and yet compassionate; the New York Times Magazine says "you feel as if he understands humanity in a way that no one else quite does." While you wait for his latest, check out these thoughtful and inventive stories and novels.

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