For Short Story Month itself, Andrew recommends the following collections:
Indie Press: The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards by Robert Boswell (Graywolf)
University Press: American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell (Wayne State UP, from the Made in Michigan Writers Series)
Andrew’s Book Club also currently features an interview with author Tracy Winn, whose debut collection of linked stories, Mrs. Somebody Somebody, published in April (Southern Methodist UP).
Read the first line from each story in Robert Boswell’s new collection here.
See Bonnie Jo Campbell read from American Salvage at the following events/venues:
– May 14 – Made in Michigan Writers Annual Reception (Historic Charles T. Fisher Residence, 670 West Boston Boulevard, Detroit, MI at 5:30 PM)
– May 21 – With Michael Zadoorian at Schuler’s (2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing, MI at 7 PM)
– May 24 – American Salvage Kalamazoo Book Launch (2-8 PM at Bell’s Brewery, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI, from 2-8 PM)
– May 29 – At Women and Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL at 7:30 PM)
– Jun 11 – With Michael Zadoorian at Shaman Drum Bookshop (311-315 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI at 7 PM)