The Best Novellas Every Book Lover Should Read

Get to know this underappreciated form of storytelling from the best it has to offer.

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Buy Cardiff, by the Sea at Amazon

Cardiff, by the Sea

By Joyce Carol Oates

Buy Fall of the Birds at Amazon

Fall of the Birds

By Bradford Morrow

Buy Hardboiled & Hard Luck at Amazon

Hardboiled & Hard Luck

By Banana Yoshimoto

Buy Life, Only Better at Amazon

Life, Only Better

By Anna Gavalda

Buy Searches & Seizures at Amazon

Searches & Seizures

By Stanley Elkin

Buy The Cloven Viscount at Amazon

The Cloven Viscount

By Italo Calvino

Buy The Death of Ivan Ilyich at Amazon

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

By Leo Tolstoy

the ballad of black tom by victor lavalle

The Ballad of Black Tom

By Victor LaValle

the halloween tree by ray bradbury

The Halloween Tree

By Ray Bradbury