The Great Reading Challenge: short stories
Fiction: Awayland by Ramona Ausubel - The geography of the soul is wonderland of mystical and fantastic inhabitants who ask, “why?” in this collection of eleven stories. Patterns of desire are shattered to reveal the lost and longing aspects of human existence.
Non-Fiction: Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris - The book is divided into two parts: life before moving to Normandy, France and life with his partner, Hugh, after moving to Normandy, France. A humourist to the core, Sedaris layers each tale with anecdotal evidence of intelligence, wit, and quirky charm that bubbles over the line of ordinary.
Youth: Sixteen: Stories about that sweet and bitter birthday by Megan McCafferty, ed. - This tender anthology explores the sweet and sour moments of being a sixteen-year-old. The angst, anguish, and anxiety of fumbling toward adulthood is curated by sixteen talented authors.