Short stories and novellas can get lost in the shadow of epic novels and great works of biography, but the compact storytelling form can pack a wallop. Aside from my standbys Poe, Maupassant and Conan Doyle, these are some of my favorite stories and novellas.
We’ve tracked our way halfway around the sun. The days are already getting shorter, rather than longer. Soon we will be throwing on sweaters and drinking hot cocoa. Here are some of my favorite books from this year, so far.
This is a sparkling history of a brief time in a No Man’s Land, and the bright people who burned fiercely, and all too quickly.
A delightful biography of a nonsense artist and a collection of funny essays from a traveling journalist. What are you reading this week?
Conan Doyle trained as a doctor, was a medical officer on Arctic and African voyages, brought downhill skiing to Switzerland, and investigated spiritualism and fairies. He also cleared the names of two wrongfully convicted men.