Other notable books published in 2009

Every writer who published a book of short stories in 2009 beat the odds and achieved something significant, and there are quite a few other collections well worth reading. Here are fifteen other notable short story collections:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck (Alfred A. Knopf)

Robert Boswell, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (Graywolf Press)

Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage (Wayne State University Press and, later, W.W. Norton)

Louise Erdrich, The Red Convertible (HarperCollins)

BrianEvenson, Fugue State (Coffee House Press)

Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly (Faber and Faber)

Aleksander Hemon, Love And Obstacles (Riverhead Books)

Barb Johnson, More of This World or Maybe Another (Harper Perennial)

James Lasdun, It's Beginning to Hurt (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

J. Robert Lennon, Pieces for the Left Hand (Graywolf Prress)

Caitlin Macy, Spoiled (Random House)

Lydia Millet, Love in Infant Monkeys (Soft Skull Press)

Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World (University of Georgia Press)

Jean Thompson, Do Not Deny Me (Simon & Schuster)

Laura van den Berg, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books)