Short stories are powerful and versatile. They take tremendous skill as every word counts. A reader can’t skim a short story or skip over the boring parts.
What is a short story? It is a fully developed piece of writing that can generally be read in one sitting. The upper limit is about 20,000 words, which isn’t really that short.
A book of short stories can consist of stories by one author or many and may cover many time periods.
Enjoy stories from this brief selection of stories from the library’s collection. Books of short stories have the word STORIES on the spine label.
Because God Loves Stories: an anthology of Jewish storytelling
Ghosts and Golems: haunting tales of the supernatural (juvenile)
It’s a While Spiel: love, latkes, and other Jewish stories (young adult)
In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish tales for modern times (juvenile)
Jews vs Zombies and Jews vs Aliens
One-hundred and one Jewish Read-aloud Stories (juvenile)
Writing Our Way Home: contemporary stories by American Jewish writers
Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Kehret, Fly Already
Krasnoff, The History of Soul 2065
Moses, The Man Who Loved his Wife
Nadelson, The Fourth Corner of the World
Orner, Maggie Brown & Others
Oxford, The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories
Tsabari, The Best Place on Earth
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