I only started reading Alice Munro recently but I'm hooked. Dear Life is the collection I read - really great stuff.'Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You' by Alice Munro.
Alice Munro's work is such a revelation! A family friend who was my English teacher in secondary school gave me the collection. I'd not heard of Munro before and she's not massively well-known and discussed in the UK, so I am eternally grateful to that friend!I only started reading Alice Munro recently but I'm hooked. Dear Life is the collection I read - really great stuff.
I am reading George Saunders's collection Tenth of December now and wow is it inspiring. It is a master class in voice, characterization, economy, everything.
A year or two ago I read the title story of the Russell collection and "The Faerie Handbag" from the Kelly Link collection and loved them both so much -- both collections immediately went on my wish list but I haven't gotten to them yet. I am particularly fond of "Saint Lucy's Home" -- I think about that story a lot.Saint Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Karen Russell
The Ladies of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clarke
Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link
Oh, thank you, I think I will. I have back burnered two novels to blitz through some shorts atm to make an anthology. So pleased to hear we have some overlapping tastes!If you like to read short stories, angelisa, please do join us on the short-story thread -- link in my signature below.