Books Grand Union Stories by Zadie Smith Hardcover, 245 pages, Penguin Press, List Price: $27 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleGrand UnionSubtitleStoriesAuthorZadie Smith Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary In her first short story collection, Zadie Smith combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Zadie Smith Swing Time Feel Free NW Changing My Mind On Beauty Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Grand Union Review Book Reviews Zadie Smith Has Something For Everyone In 'Grand Union' October 7, 2019 Smith's first short story collection is wide-ranging, covering everything from politics to murder to drag queens. Some of the slighter stories feel like footnotes, but many show off Smith at her best.