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Short Stories on CD

You can even get your fill of short stories as you drive to work or if you are going on a short trip and won't have time for a 20 CD novel.

 
Bloom, Amy
Where the God of Love Hangs Out
Bloom, author of the best-selling Away, returns to the short story. This is her third collection and they center, as most stories do, on love. Check out her other short stories on CD: A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You.
 
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories
Perhaps you've seen the movie?
In this collection of stories, Fitzgerald captures the disparate lives of the residents of Manhattan's West 89th Street from marriages, car accidents, love affairs, and adoptions.
 
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Pilgrims
Perhaps you have read Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love? This collection of short stories focus on individuals in pursuit of their own singular American pilgrimage.
 
Groff, Lauren
Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories
This collection of tales about women includes "Lucky Chow Fun", winner of a Pushcart Prize.
 
Handler, Daniel
Adverbs: A Novel
Although this book is called a novel, it consists of short stories about people falling in and out of love. Handler is better known for his Lemony Snicket books.
 
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Unaccustomed Earth
Lahiri is author of the novel-made-into-a-movie, The Namesake, and a previous Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, both of which are also available as audiobooks. These books recount the trials and tribulations of recent immigrants from India to the United States.
 
Lippman, Laura
Hardly Knew Her
Bestselling crime fiction writer Laura Lippman offers a novella and 16 short stories, most taking place in her hometown of Baltimore.
 
McInerney, Jay
How It Ended
McInerney, author of the bestselling Bright Lights, Big City, offers a collection of stories new and old that trace the arc of his career over nearly three decades.
 
Murakami, Haruki
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
This collection of 24 short stories by the Japanese author Murakami includes the 5 that were published in Tokyo Kitanshu ("Mysteries of Tokyo"). Is that like "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"?
 
Murakami, Haruki
The Elephant Vanishes
A collection of 17 off-the-wall short stories where strange things happen in an ordinary world, as relayed by their titles: "The Wind-up Bird and Tuesday's Women", "The Second Bakery Attack", "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning"...
 
Updike, John
My Father's Tears and Other Stories
Published posthumously following Updike's death in 2009, many of these stories focus on aging, death, and memories.