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.
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.
Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories
This collection of tales about women includes "Lucky Chow Fun", winner of a Pushcart Prize.
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 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.
Hardly Knew Her
Bestselling crime fiction writer Laura Lippman offers a novella and 16 short stories, most taking place in her hometown of Baltimore.
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"?
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"...
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.