Staff Picks categorized 'short-stories'

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Slices of Inner Black Life: New Realistic Short Story Collections

Written by Black authors from different countries, of different ages and from different life experiences, these short story collections masterfully find the moments in life when people’s personalities change – either deliberately or inadvertently.  
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Speculative, Surreal and Uncanny Short Fiction Collections

The speculative is a space in fiction where the unexpected and impossible can creep in. These recent collections of short stories all deal in the speculative fiction realm but vary in approach and tone. Take a look and find one to suit your mood! 
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Indigenous Science Fiction

Check out these #OwnVoices books to see how characters survive everything from werewolves to aliens.
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His Hideous Heart

It’s the perfect time of year to read something creepy. Check out "His Hideous Heart," a collection of stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s work.
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Short and Sweet: Books for Teens

Check out an energetic graphic novel, a poetic pep talk, a compact chapter book from one of Pittsburgh’s own and a collection of short stories.
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The Continuing Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

It is a breath of Victorian Era London air.  She perfectly captures the characters and the tone of the stories.  I would highly recommend her to any Sherlock Holmes fan. 
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Battle of the Books 2020: 9th through 12th grade booklist

9th - 12th Grade Battle Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Learn more and register at If you're interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required) or ask your local library staff for help!