GREAT READS HANDPICKED BY GREAT SOUTHERN BOOKSELLERS...

These stories are often brief, but hard-hitting. Crystalline prose and a deep sense of empathy make this collection special. It is so smart and hold no punches. As one character says, "In fiction, it's never benign."

The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff ($24.95, Knopf Publishing Group), recommended by Tyler, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA.