Sunday, March 12, 2017

The ten best interlinked short story collections

Michael Knight's new story collection is Eveningland. One title on his list of the ten best interlinked short story collections, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro

What makes these stories about shy Rose and her rough-around-the-edges stepmother, Flo, so memorable is the complexity of the relationship at the heart of the book and of course, Munro herself. Even this early in her career, her singular vision is on display, her insight, her moxie. Inimitable. Is there a better writer of short fiction alive right now? Probably not. Has there ever been? Hard to say. Notable Story: “Royal Beatings.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue