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Karen Russell

What We're Reading: Story Collections We're Loving

Originally posted 04/04/2013 05:00PM

Sometimes it's nice to shelve a thick novel in favor of something a little bit shorter.

Story collections are making a big comeback, and this week PEOPLE staffers can't get enough of them. From the darkly funny dystopian tales of Sam Lipsyte to the latest from critical darling Alice Munro, check out what we're reading. Then let us know what books you can't put down.

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