Four Must-Have Story Collections: Beagle, Ducornet, Lennon, and Yellin

The best short story collections tend to share common virtues through precision and compression wedded to eccentricity and a unique voice, passion chained to discipline, and startling imagination tempered by a dedication to characterization. Four great recent collections--by Peter S. Beagle, Rikki Ducornet, J. Robert Lennon, and Tamar Yellin--exemplify the importance of these qualities. Two of these collections also take the idea of cohesion a step further by consisting of story cycles that form a larger whole, much as Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin can be taken as either a collection or a kind of mosaic novel. Any one of these books will provide readers with multiple pleasures as summer opens up before us...

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