What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Classic Fiction Anthologies & Collections

Author: Raymond Carver

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of….Read More

12 Books Similar to What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as "The… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic American Literature, Literature & Fiction, Old Testament Criticism & Interpretation, Short Stories Anthologies

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story. In the pared-down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed us how humour and tragedy… Continue Reading Posted in: American, Classic Short Stories, Literary Satire Fiction, Novel, Short Stories

Nine Stories

Nine Stories (1953) is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J. D. Salinger published in April 1953. It includes two of his most famous short stories, "A… Continue Reading Posted in: Caulfield, Classic American Literature, Classic Literature & Fiction, Essays, Festschrift, Holden (Fictitious Character)


St. Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating, but everyone is in for the shock of his life. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict,… Continue Reading Posted in: American Writers, Fiction In English, Irish Americans, Political Thrillers, Terrorism Thrillers


The publication of "Self-Help" introduced readers to Lorrie Moore's refined blend of humor and insight, and made her one of the best-loved writers of her generation. These stories, told in… Continue Reading Posted in: American Writers, Education & Reference, Fiction, U.S. Short Stories, Young Women

Jesus’ Son

A collection of linked stories narrated by a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict, Jesus' Son is a disturbing portrayal of loneliness and hope. He travels through an American underworld of… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Short Stories, Drifters, English Fiction, Literary Short Stories, Video

Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly… Continue Reading Posted in: American, Fiction, Fiction Satire, Short Stories

The Raven’s Knot

Timely reissue of the classic fantasy trilogy by Robin Jarvis, following on from the landmark publication of DANCING JAX, his first novel in a decade.,,,In a grimy alley in the… Continue Reading Posted in: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is a master of the short story. This celebrated volume gathers together her complete work -- four short collections of stunning stories about marriages, minor disasters, and moments… Continue Reading Posted in: American Literature, Fiction, Short Stories, United States

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Women, Humor & Satire, Humorous Literary Fiction, Literary, Literary Satire Fiction

Tenth of December

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest,… Continue Reading Posted in: American, Short Stories

Two Weeks with the Queen

I need to see the Queen about my sick brother.',Colin Mudford is on a quest. His brother Luke has cancer and the doctors in Australia don't seem to be able… Continue Reading Posted in: Children's, Fiction, Young Adult

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