by Deborah Willis
Paperback, 288 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $13.99 | purchase
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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.
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.
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