Short Stories Perfect for Book Clubs

By Julianne Jones | May 8 2020 | Best in Category

Shake up Book Club by selecting a collection of short stories for your next collective read!

For the extra-busy book club, choose one story to read and discuss. Or, read the collection as a whole and discuss each story during your meeting. Either way, these collections contain a multitude of thought-provoking pieces sure to inspire interesting conversations among groups. Positioning these titles specifically for Book Clubs is a great and refreshing promotional opportunity for accounts.

Explore Penguin Random House’s top-selling titles in this genre that feature a wide range of voices and focuses, including both fiction and nonfiction.

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From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story "The Story of Your Life" was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short stories
$30.00 US
May 07, 2019
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Nobel Prize and Booker Prize Winner
2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SHORTLIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATUREWINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEAS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMESFrom the internationally acclaimed author of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, a visionary work of fiction with "echoes of Sebald [and] Kundera . . . [There's] no better travel companion in these turbulent, fanatical times" (The Guardian).
$18.00 US
Aug 13, 2019
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Modern Love, Revised and Updated
True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption
The inspiration for the upcoming streaming series starring Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, and Dev Patel, a revised and updated collection of dozens of the most memorable stories ever featured in the New York Times' "Modern Love" column, including the eight stories adapted for television.
$19.00 US
Sep 03, 2019
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Fifty Great Short Stories
50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world’s finest short fiction. The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan, and O’Connor. The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common—the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the world’s fiction.
$7.99 US
Aug 01, 1983
Mass Market Paperback
Bantam Classics