The Journal Gazette
Sunday, January 09, 2022 1:00 am

New library books

The following short stories are newly available through theAllen County Public Library.

“Five Tuesdays in Winter: Stories” by Lily King

A collection of short stories from the best-selling author of “Writers & Lovers” explores desire, heartache, loss and love in tales about a neglected teenage boy befriended by housesitting college students and a bookseller's unspoken love for his employee.

“Fiona and Jane” by Jean Chen Ho

Two best friends since elementary school, both Taiwanese Americans, navigate their lives and discover their friendship strained by distance and unintended betrayals after Fiona Lin moves to New York and Jane Shen stays in California.

“Even Greater Mistakes” by CharlieJane Anders

A collection of short stories from the best-selling author includes the tale of a pair of psychics who date and of a popular slapstick filmmaker who is drawn, against his better judgment, into working with a fascist militia.

“Afterparties: Stories” by Anthony Veasna So

Short stories that portray the lives of Cambodian-Americans still dealing with the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide including a young, disillusioned teacher obsessed with “Moby Dick” and a child whose mother survived a school shooting.

“An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed” by Helene Tursten

Six interlocking stories describe a series of unfortunate incidents in the life of 88-year-old Maud, shedding light on the present day when detectives show up after the disturbing discovery of a dead body in her apartment.

“On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library” edited by Glory Edim

At times heartbreaking and at times hilarious, this anthology features a wide range of unique voices, groundbreaking short stories that explore the thin yet imperative line between Black girlhood and womanhood.

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