February/March 2018

Shelf Unbound


February/March 2018

Short Stories


In this issue, we have rounded up several short story collections that we recommend will give you fresh perspectives – great reads all.

Jenny Zhang’s brilliant debut collection of short stories, Sour Heart, captures the plights of young female Chinese immigrants and their families struggling to assimilate in America. It is the first title released under Lena Dunham’s (HBO’s Girls) and Jenni Konner’s Random House imprint Lenny.

“While we love our home on the Internet, Jenni and I are both voracious readers (of books and book reviews) who are constantly trading titles and allowing them to stir us creatively. Our friendship often doubles as a book club. Lenny books will aspire to push the ball forward on the issues that matter to our audience, with wit and style. We hope to see them sticking out of purses and riding public transportation everywhere,” says Dunham.

With great reviews and lots of buzz, the publication of Sour Heart is an auspicious, impressive start for the imprint.

We’ve also rounded up several other short story collections that we recommend will likewise give you fresh perspectives – great reads all.

And we’re excited to announce that the winners of the Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition will be announced and interviewed in our April/May issue. This issue is always one of our favorites because we have the opportunity to introduce readers to more than 100 indie authors and books that should definitely be on your radar. So stay tuned and get ready to fill up your “to be read” list.
As always, we hope you enjoy the issue. Happy reading!