Enjoy these: Games and Rituals by Katherine Heiny

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Sometimes readers want long, immersive novels while, at other times, they may just have enough free time to indulge in a short story. For those short story times, Katherine Heiny offers a rich collection.

Here is a fabulous collection of eleven stories. A few of the titles that intrigued me and that I read first included Games and Rituals (since this is the title of the book), Pandemic Behavior (because its title resonated) and Bridesmaid Revisited (as I wanted to know if it would link in some way to the novel, Brideshead Revisited).

Heiny is a true master of description. This includes her talent for evoking both characters and their settings.

Those who enjoy short stories may want to use their next break to read a story here.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Knopf for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 18 April 2023

Editorial Reviews


“Heiny approaches her disarmingly charming characters with tenderness, empathy, and humor, even (perhaps, especially) when they meander outside the bounds of good behavior. Lighthearted and amusing yet deeply resonant, these stories offer sly insights about human connection and can, in the space of a single sentence, take your breath away….For Heiny fans and those just discovering her naughty, generous-spirited fiction, this collection is bound to spark considerable joy. It’s a keeper. With this irresistibly amusing, bighearted collection, Heiny again proves she is a master of the short story form.”
—Kirkus,starred review

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