Well crafted, but distant. Surprisingly sexual, given the cover art!
The Vintage Collection of American Short Stories Ed. Tobias Wolff
Predictable selections, but these bad boys aint famous for nothin.
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant
Logging history, island ecology, american Indians, and environmentalism. True story!
Suddenly a Knock at the Door by Etgar Keret
Just listen to the best ones on This American Life.
The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
Chummy novel about WASPs of bygone days. Lots of boats!
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Off-kilter stories about looking for happiness in the wrong places.