short stories

Collection of wonderful stories by the noted actor, Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks has a solid record as an actor.  He was born July 9, 1956.  He is well known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Sleepless in Seattle, Forest Gump, Apollo 13, Cast Away, and Saving Private Ryan, to name a few.  He is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.  Uncommon Types: Some Stories is his first book.

The first story, “Three Exhausting Weeks” reveals much of the details of their relationship.  Anna is a whirlwind of ideas.  Hanks wrote, “Anna was still very pretty.  She never lost her lean, rope-taut body of a triathlete, which, in fact, she had been.  For a day, I showed her some available spaces, none of which she wanted for reasons that made little sense to me.  I could tell she was just as driven, focused, and tightly wound as she had been in [college].  She had too keen an eye for the smallest of details and left no stones unturned, uninspected, unrecorded, or unreplaced if they needed replacing.  Adult Anna was no more my type than Teen Anna had been” (5-6).  They became a couple.

Charming collection of women writers, who riff on Jane Eyre’s famous line.


A collection of short stories which examine the difficulties faced by ordinary people.


Bizarre, interesting, mundane, and weird stories are thought-provoking to say the least.


A recently assembled collection of short stories by novelist Margaret Drabble.


A collection of stories involving visitors, wanderers, and assorted interesting characters. 


A selection of stories by the acclaimed short-story writer, Anne Beattie. 


Short stories of middle America and the characters straddling the line between good and evil, love and hate, success and failure.


Likely Stories: Hunger

Apr 16, 2015
Jim McKeown

A Chinese woman emigrates to America for a better life, and she struggles to adapt to her new land, in the title story of this collection.


Jim McKeown

Collection of deft and clever stories about relationships.


Jim McKeown

A collection of stories by the double Booker-Prize winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.


Jim McKeown

Margaret Atwood’s latest work weaves tales of complicated relationships all viewed from different angles.