- Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories
This origin story is also a treatise on restaurant management, with chapters on corporate culture, the marketing efforts behind opening a new location, and a who’s who covering every aspect of the operation, including the hot dog supplier, the furniture maker, and their graphic designer.
- 10 Scariest Horror Stories
the tattered cover of my copy trumpets, and I can testify that every one is a winner.
- Religion Update Spring 2012: Helping Librarians Crack the Cover
Many depend on distributors (see story on page 10) for information on religion titles, while other librarians search online resources for that information.
- Football's Best Short Stories
Ranging through the complete history of football, veteran sports-story anthologist Staudohar (Golf's Best; Baseball's Best) presents a collection of 22 stories that covers the game in all its forms: college and professional, amateur and school-boy.
- At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
In her first collection of short fiction, Johnson (The Fox Woman) covers strange, beautiful, and occasionally disturbing territory without ever missing a beat.
- A Story of Choices
Elisa Albert's collection of short stories, How This Night Is Different (Free Press, July), has a bottle of Manischewitz wine on the cover.
- Kiss Me Someone: Stories
This concise, disturbing collection by Shepard (The Celestials) covers several decades of the author’s work, often focusing on troubling experiences of women in the northeastern United States.
- Little Lamb's Christmas Story: A Finger Puppet Play and Read Story [With Puppet]
Bound into the back cover, a plush finger puppet peeks through the die-cut pages of the Snuffleheads series titles Little Lamb's Christmas Story and Little Donkey's Christmas Story, both by Kathryn Smith, illus. by Amanda Wood.
- The Deportees and Other Stories
The opener, “Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner,” covers familiar ground—a self-proclaimed “modern” father is taken aback when his daughter invites a “black fella” to dinner—but Doyle's wry sense of humor saves the narrative from triteness.
- Incendiary Girls: Stories
The 11 stories in Scheer's debut collection cover similar territoryâmagical realism, disease and the human bodyâand most are based in contemporary settings, but all are told in remarkably varied voices.
- Instructions for a Funeral: Stories
This superb new collection covers similar geographic, characterological, and thematic ground, yet finds Means at his most compassionate and mischievous.
- Dead Girls and Other Stories
In her debut collection, Geminder covers a range of subjects and injects them with her own brand of liveliness and creativity.
- Solo Spinout: Stories and a Novella
This cycle of stories, carefully honed and understated, covers some of the same psychological territory claimed by such writers as Ann Beattie.
- Life Science and Other Stories
Five ``Bear Stories'' build on one another, from the secondhand tale of a man who covers his daughter's hands with honey to lure a bear into a photograph, to the narrator's attempt to shoot one.
- Grey Area and Other Stories
``InclusionR'' exposes a cover-up of a disaster in the covert pharmaceutical testing of a new anti-depressant drug used ritualistically by bee-worshipping rain-forest tribesmen.