Books Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell Hardcover, 271 pages, Knopf, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOrange World and Other StoriesAuthorKaren Russell Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Karen Russell Swamplandia! Vampires In The Lemon Grove St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Sleep Donation Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Orange World and Other Stories Review Book Reviews Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2019: Here Are 10 Unputdownable Reads Fresh Air December 3, 2019 This year's list is a mix of literary fiction, true crime, memoirs and essays, from acclaimed authors as well as some brand new voices — and you won't be able to put any of them down. Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2019: Here Are 10 Unputdownable Reads Listen · 6:46 6:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/784376769/784490092" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Karen Russell Proves She's A True Original With 'Orange World' May 15, 2019 Russell's new story collection encompasses everything from a boy in love with a bog body to a woman trying to get out of a bargain with the devil — it's unlike anything you've ever read before.