Staff Picks categorized 'short-stories'

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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!
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Published in 2003, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a collection of ZZ Packer's stories, which were published everywhere from Seventeen to The New Yorker and embodies the writer's astonishing rise in the literary world at a young age. Seventeen years on, these stories are still being taught in classes and the collection absolutely should be discovered by new readers. Although not much spectacular or shocking happens…