Books The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Paperback, 733 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $19 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Collected Stories of Lydia DavisAuthorLydia Davis Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 733 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $30, published September 29 2009 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Collected Stories of Lydia DavisAuthorLydia Davis Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A single-volume compilation of the National Book Award finalist's short stories includes Break It Down and Varieties of Disturbance. 20,000 first printing. Genres: Fiction Also by Lydia Davis A Manual for Cleaning Women Madame Bovary Samuel Johnson Is Indignant Can't and Won't Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Moriza/flickr Three Books... Three Rapid Reads For The Impatient Intellectual May 30, 2011 Short story month is just about over, but take heed: if diving into the latest bestseller seems too daunting, the short story could be the form of fiction for you. Atlantic writer and producer Miriam Krule suggests three collections that are complex and nuanced despite their brevity — and perfect for your morning commute. New In Paperback New In Paperback: Nov. 8-14 November 10, 2010 This week in fiction, Lydia Davis conveys an entire story with a sentence or two, while Jodi Picoult gets under the skin of Asperger's. In nonfiction, take your pick of "denialism," the night shift on the psych ward, or a successful emergency landing on the Hudson River. E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images Best Books Of 2009 The Best Five Books To Share With Your Friends December 2, 2009 Some books you simply can't keep to yourself. Glen Weldon shares the titles he's recommended this year — from a history of women in comics, to a collection of very short short stories — what unites these books is the urge they spark to send them out into the world so that they might sink their hooks into someone else. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis' November 30, 2009 Many of Lydia Davis' short stories never even make it to the bottom of the page. Some consist only of a sentence or two. Collected Stories includes some 200 of what she calls her "eccentric little stories."