- PARTIAL ECLIPSE AND OTHER STORIES
(July 5)FYI:Joyce was the featured interview subject on the cover of the May Locus.
- Terrible Kisses: Stories
In the gruesome, Poe-like title story, a wife covers her husband with kisses for his birthday and winds up ruining his life.
- GENERATION GAP: And Other Stories
One brief, pun-laden story, "A Midsummer Newt's Dream," provides comic relief, while several solid SF stories, notably the memorable "The Man on the Cover," treat the aliens-among-us theme.
- My Date with Satan: Stories
Similarly, "A Groupie, a Rock Star" covers some familiar territory exploring the life of a washed-up teen idol and his stalker/lover.
- CRIME STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS
One senses a missed opportunity for the major collection Hammett fandom has longed for: the complete Continental Op short stories, in order, original texts, under one set of covers—that would be irresistible.
- Subway Stories
I sprang from the car and up the stairs, reminding myself to cover my beverage the next time I decided to read on the train.
- Sans Souci, and Other Stories
Brand's vivid but fragmentary explorations will leave readers eager for a full-length work covering the same terrain.
- 13 Stories about Harris
And in the book’s shortest story, the child’s mother stands before a wall covered in colorful scribbles: “That’s why they call permanent markers permanent,” she says.
- THE ANGEL AND OTHER STORIES
The particularly graceful cover illustration, of a child tenderly embraced by an angel, should lure readers.
- War of the Whales: A True Story
Horwitz’s riveting story illuminates the many challenges continuing to face environmentalists working with marine mammals.
- Havana Salsa: Stories and Recipes
Each vignette is a mere tidbit, a taste of Carballo's life, covering her family's eccentric friends, her years in an American convent boarding school, her early romances, right up to her escape to the U.S. after Castro came to power.
- Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island
Also covered are some of Manhattan’s other notable stories: how the city got its street grid and famous subway; memorable natural disasters that befell it; and vignettes of how prominent skyscrapers and bridges were built.
- Tom and Francine: A Love Story
Unfortunately, the relentless beat of the rhyme and the heavy-handed moral ("You've taught me, Tom, what I've learned from no other:/ It's not fair to judge any cat by his cover./ In this shallow world it is equally true/ That it's wise to help character
- Awake in the Dark: Stories
Nayman, a clinical psychologist, writes in a didactic tone that makes these stories read like earnest moral essays on already heavily covered themes.
- The Gaze of the Gazelle: The Story of a Generation
Hejazi's personal story abounds with anecdotes striking enough to offset tedious sections on post-revolutionary Iranian history and Persian mythology.