Unique Book Titles

This week's Top Ten Tuesday (wow, it's been a while since I've done one of these!) is focused on unique book titles. I am a sucker for a good book title. I don't know what the magic formula for a great book title is. Sometimes a great book title just tells you exactly what's going …

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Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories by Christing Schutt

Short story collections are hard: one might think that it's easier to find good short stories than good novels, but I think that the opposite is true. In a novel you get time to build a relationship between the reader and the story, between the reader and your characters. There is time to recover if there's a misstep, or a miscommunication. In a novel, simply because it's a longer medium, you have more space to play around with. Short stories, on the other hand, do not grant the gift of that space.