Books Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis Paperback, 288 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $13.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleVanishing and Other StoriesAuthorDeborah Willis Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Presents a collection of short stories that explore emotional and physical absences, including tales about an ice-cream scooper named after Nina Simone and a fortune-teller who fails to predict her own daughter's heartbreak. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Vanishing and Other Stories Best Books Of 2010 Weird And Wonderful Books: 2010's Hidden Gems December 21, 2010 This year, not all of the best books made it onto best-seller lists. NPR's Rachel Syme picks her favorite under-the-radar reads that are worth a second look.