Ten That Tickled Tony in 2022
Such a wild ride! Ojeda explores the horror of being a teenage girl in a masterful saturation of the senses.
A young woman attempts to deal with her grief while exploring human connection through increasingly desperate sexual adventures. The author walks the tightrope of pleasure and pain brilliantly.
In this remarkable collection of eight stories, Sindya Bhanoo explores the lives of disconnected families, of bonds that are bent, bruised, and shattered.
A clever palimpsest of a literary mystery featuring a cast of characters that have jumped out of the author’s previous work and dragged her into the story with them.
A beautiful book in which almost nothing happens. Or perhaps everything happens! Baume writes gorgeous prose that explores growth and decay in humans and in nature.
Let Sedaris be Sedaris! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe.
Allison Brody buys a North Carolina beach house trying to outrun the trauma and grief in her life. Told with a matter-of-fact calm (or perhaps numbness?) that often belies the horror she endures, Allison’s story is heartbreaking but darkly humorous.
This collection is a gift. Randall Kenan's curious mind and generous heart were made in a small town in eastern North Carolina, and here, he gives us the world.
Wonderful short stories exploring love and longing, prejudice and patriarchy, across the spectrum of a Chinese diaspora that stretches from Shanghai to Mars.
In a visceral outpouring of emotion, an unnamed narrator relates her life of love, desire, sorrow, and pain, and the raw truth of inhabiting a female body.