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Short stories are brief fiction with usually only a few characters or scenes.  Even with sparse settings and concise narrative, short stories attempt to tell a complete story of the characters and subject. 

Here are a few short story collections by well known and not-so-well-known authors.  Collections of short stories can be found in every genre, and with this much variety everyone is sure to find something to enjoy.  Short story collections on audio are perfect for road trips.

July 18, 2019
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Recommended fiction written by and/or about transgendered individuals. These novels present a variety of experiences and perspectives about what it truly means to live as a transgendered person.

November 7, 2018
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Grab a great classic fiction title to read or read again.

October 31, 2018
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Settle in to these comfy tales without the stress, violence, and explicit language found in some other books.

May 11, 2018
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Grab your trench coat and magnifying glass, gumshoes! These new mysteries are bound to entertain, puzzle, and introduce you to some new sleuths. 

May 11, 2018
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Travel back in time to see the fall of Rome, the machinations of the Cold War, or Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address through these works of historical fiction.

May 9, 2018
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Looking to escape to a new galaxy, learn more about an alien species, or get wrapped up in interplanetary politics? Blast off to new worlds with these new science fiction books and authors. 

May 8, 2018

Romance grande dame, Jo Beverley, was born in 1947 and died in 2016. Jo was born and educated in England, she married and spent most of her adult life in Canada, but upon retirement, she and her husband returned home to Great Britain. Jo published her first book in 1988, “Lord Wraybourne’s Proposal” and her final book, “Merely a Marriage” will be released in May 2017. Her historical romances, forty titles in all, won five RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America.

March 13, 2017

Spice up your Thanksgiving with one of these intriguing thrillers or mysteries set on or near Thanksgiving. Whether you like a cozy mystery or prefer an edge of your seat thriller there's something for everyone to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

October 31, 2016

Celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial year by reading and rereading some outstanding Hoosier author’s works. Between 1900 – 1941, Indiana authors were second only to New York for being on the New York Times Best Seller List. The following list will take you from the early 20th century to our current year, 2016.

February 22, 2016
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When the air gets chilly and leaves fall from the trees it’s the perfect time to pick up a scary book. If you’re in the mood for a fright, try one of these recently published horror novels. Choose from tales of the paranormal, a new twist on vampires, exorcism combined with reality television and a variety of other horrors to enthrall you and keep you up at night.

September 1, 2015