Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Readers' Choice Spotlight - Short Story Collections and Anthologies

Remember to vote for your pick in each category and to enter the giveaway on this page.

Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories by Ty Nolan

I am a professional storyteller and a therapist. Coyote Still Going retells the mostly Sahaptin and Twana traditional legends I was taught by my relatives. It's also a memoir of how I have told these stories, from celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Rogers to using the Sahaptin legend of the
Butterfly at an International AIDS Conference in discussing grief and loss. Traditional Native American legends are powerful teaching tools.

Malocclusion, tales of misdemeanor by V.S. Kemanis

Tempting little wrongs, moral dilemmas, subconscious desires. Blinded by self-deception, even the best of us are led astray. The fourteen stories in Malocclusion deliver nail-biting suspense and psychological intrigue. A private investigator is double-crossed by the woman he's tailing. A suburban homemaker commits an unspeakable transgression against a new neighbor. A man's aesthetic fascination with a young girl crosses the line. An orthodontist makes a shameful self-discovery while treating an adult patient. These characters and more inhabit the pages of Malocclusion, where you'll meet familiar misdemeanants from every walk of life and their unwitting―or complicit―victims.

Seasons by David Antrobus, Edward Lorn, JD Mader, and Jo-Anne Teal

This collection of four inter-woven stories explores the quest for redemption in a world made chaotic by emotional disorder. Broken characters brace themselves against their elemental constructs - only to find that nothing is promised and that nothing comes without a price. 

Four seasons. Four stories written by four critically-acclaimed authors. Are the seasons reminders of our growth or a glimpse at our slow decay? 

The answer is not as simple as it seems.

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