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December 4, 2020

Favorite Short Story Collections of 2020

Largehearted Boy's Favorite Short Story Collections of 2020


Short story collections continue to amaze me with their continued inventiveness in both form and language.

These are the short story collections I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite").


Each of Us Killers by Jenny Bhatt

Each of Us Killers by Jenny Bhatt

Inventive and brimming with humanity, Jenny Bhatt's Each of Us Killers is one of the year's strongest story collections.


How To Walk on Water by Rachel Swearingen

How To Walk on Water by Rachel Swearingen

Rachel Swearingen's story collection How To Walk on Water is a stunning debut that haunts long after the last page is turned.


Mannequin and Wife by Jen Fawkes

Mannequin and Wife by Jen Fawkes

Mannequin and Wife is a brilliant debut, constantly surprising and simply beautifully crafted.


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Deesha Philyaw's story collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies is an auspicious debut, one of the year's finest books.


So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith

So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa Cross-Smith's masterful storytelling is evident in her collection So We Can Glow, the characters crisply written and fully empathetic to the reader.


You Will Never Be Forgotten by Mary South

You Will Never Be Forgotten by Mary South

Mary South's impressive debut collection You Will Never Be Forgotten examines loneliness through the lens of interactions with technology.


also at Largehearted Boy:

Largehearted Boy's favorite nonfiction books of 2020
Largehearted Boy's favorite poetry collections of 2020

list of online "best of 2020" book lists
list of essential and interesting 2020 year-end music lists

Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2019
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2018
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2017
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2016
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2015
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2013
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2010
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Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2008


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