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Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:00 am

New library books

The following short story collections are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.

“Where the Wild Ladies Are” By Aoko Matsuda

In this witty and exuberant collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales, humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services – from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting crime.

“Nothing Good Happens After Midnight: A Suspense Magazine Anthology” Edited by Jeffery Deaver

A thrilling collection of 13 original short stories explore the mystery of midnight, featuring readers' favorites Rhys Bowen, Heather Graham, John Lescroart, Hank Phillippi Ryan and more.

“The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories” By Danielle Evans

The award-winning author of “Before” examines race, grief and apology in a history-inspired anthology that complements the title novella with the stories “Boys Go to Jupiter” and “Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain.”

“To Be a Man: Stories” By Nicole Krauss

The National Book Award finalist explores contemporary gender realities in a collection of short fiction that illuminates the moments in the lives of women in which the forces of sex, power and violence collide.

“The Cowboy Way” By Elmer Kelton

'The seven-time Spur Award-winning author captures the action, adventure, brotherhood and betrayal of the Old West, chronicling the highs and lows of cowboy life in these 16 stories, collected together for the first time.

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View” By Seth Dickinson, Hank Green, R. F. Kuang and others

Forty acclaimed authors re-create iconic scenes from “The Empire Strikes Back” through the eyes of supporting characters, from heroes and villains to droids and creatures.

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