The 10 Best Short Story Collections of 2013


The Miniature Wife, Manuel Gonzales (Riverhead)

In a year when George Saunders was all the rage, it was more than fitting that Manuel Gonzales would issue this collection of a staggering 18 stories that had many readers calling him Saunders’ heir apparent. A gifted and totally original storyteller, this Austin writer has the type of imagination and writing skills that will lure you in from the book’s first weird entry.