Electric Literature's Recommended Reading 2019

By Electric Literature

By Electric Literature

The Mortgaged Heart: Selected Writings

Carson McCullers


“Who Has Seen the Wind?" recommended by Halimah Marcus

The Stories of Alice Adams

Alice Adams


“Return Trips” recommended by Carol Sklenicka

The General Zapped an Angel: Stories

Howard Fast


"The General Zapped an Angel" recommended by Molly Jong-Fast

Humiliation: Stories

Paulina Flores

$16.95 $15.59

“Talcahuano” recommended by Idra Novey

The Usual Uncertainties: Stories

Jonathan Blum


“The White Spot” recommended by Deborah Eisenberg

The Best American Mystery Stories 2019

$15.99 $14.71

“Hannah-Beast” by Jennifer McMahon, recommended by Kate Racculia

Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement

$16.98 $15.62

"RE: Your Rape Story" by Elissa Schappell, recommended by Amanda Uhle

Salt Slow

Julia Armfield

$24.99 $22.99

“Formerly Feral” recommended by Lara Williams

Here Until August: Stories

Josephine Rowe

$16.95 $15.59

“Glisk” recommended by Justine Hyde

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector

$21.95 $20.19

“The Egg and the Chicken” recommended by Rivka Galchen

Fly Already: Stories

Etgar Keret


“Pineapple Crush” recommended by Helen Phillips

Where the Light Falls: Selected Stories of Nancy Hale

Nancy Hale


“The Bubble” recommended by Lauren Groff

Pangs of Love and Other Writings

David Wong Louie


“Bottles of Beaujolais” recommended by Shawn Wong

Black Light: Stories

Kimberly King Parsons

$15.00 $13.80

“Guts” recommended by Aimee Bender

The Remainder

Alia Trabucco Zerán

$16.95 $15.59

Excerpt recommended by Poupeh Missaghi

The Book of X

Sarah Rose Etter

$17.99 $16.55

Excerpt recommended by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Stay and Fight

Madeline Ffitch

$27.00 $24.84

Excerpt recommended by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

Hue and Cry: Stories

James Alan McPherson

$16.99 $15.63

“All the Lonely People” recommended by Marcus Burke

The Gone Dead

Chanelle Benz

$26.99 $24.83

Excerpt recommended by Kiese Laymon

The History of Living Forever

Jake Wolff


“Model Boy” recommended by Jonathan Evison

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent

Margaret Busby

$32.99 $30.35

“Security” by Yvvette Edwards, recommended by Margaret Busby

Home Remedies: Stories

Xuan Juliana Wang

$25.00 $23.00

“Days of Being Mild” recommended by Alexander Chee

The Unpassing

Chia-Chia Lin

$26.00 $23.92

Excerpt recommended by D. Wystan Owen

Claiming a Body: Short Stories

Amanda Marbais


“Horribilis” recommended by Michael Czyzniejewski

Sabrina & Corina: Stories

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

$26.00 $23.92

“Remedies” recommended by Mat Johnson

Stay Up with Hugo Best

Erin Somers


Excerpt recommended by Annie Hartnett

Trust Exercise

Susan Choi

$27.00 $24.84

Excerpt recommended by Julie Buntin

Lot: Stories

Bryan Washington

$25.00 $23.00

“Lot” recommended by Aja Gabel

Sea Monsters

Chloe Aridjis

$23.00 $21.16

Excerpt recommended by Garth Greenwell

The Cassandra

Sharma Shields


Excerpt recommended by Kathleen Glasgow

Territory of Light

Yuko Tsushima

$24.00 $22.08

Excerpt recommended by Catherine Lacey


Juliet Lapidos


Excerpt recommended by Juliet Lapidos

Night School: A Reader for Grownups

Zsófia Bán

$15.95 $14.67

"Mrs. Longfellow Burns" recommended by Jim Tucker