Women's History Month Books: 4 Short Story Collections
Every Sunday in March, I'll highlight great books by and/or about kick-ass ladies. This week, I've selected 4 fantastic short story collections.
- •DANCING GIRLS by Margaret AtwoodThe stories feature "average" women (farmer, travel agent, mother, etc.) and explore their various prejudices and perceptions of the world.
- •A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona AusubelA collection of weird and beautiful stories about what it means to be human in a modern world. The first story brings a cast of grandmothers on a ship, somewhere out at sea. Except, none of them know to where they're going, or why they're there. In another story, a man feels frustrated about not being able to do more for his pregnant partner, so he grows a chest of drawers in his body and uses them to incubate plastic baby dolls.
- •WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS by Helen OyoyemiA collection of loosely linked stories involving keys. Some are worn around necks, some are lost, some are found. They function as tools of entry to private places, and symbols of power.
- •A PORTABLE SHELTER by Kirsty LoganBased on Scottish fairy tales, these stories are framed around a pair who are expecting a baby. They covertly tell the tales to the unborn child, despite promising each other that they would only tell it truths.