Adventures in La La Land and the Year’s Best Short Fiction

La La Land ran away with the Golden Globes, and we've compiled a list of Hollywood-set fiction to go with! You can view the whole kit and caboodle (digitally) here, on display outside of Center for the Reader (see the photo below), or peruse just a few of the headliners right now:

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

A modern-day, Best Coast Gatsby.

Play It as It Lays

Blistering, bleak, and... a little nihilistic?

West of Sunset

F. Scott Fitzgerald in his The Last Tycoon Days, plus appearances from the likes of Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, and Humphrey Bogart.

Slow Days, Fast Company

1960s L.A. in all its horrible, haunting glory.

Shopaholic to the Stars

Brace yourself for Rodeo Drive and red carpet!

Our Town

Heavily tabloided anti-heroine Dorothy White is front and center in this novel from Tatum O'Neal's son.

Ten Days in the Hills

Sex, politics, and the Oscars.

We've also gathered together Electric Literature's 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016 for those in the market for some bite-sized reading. My personal recommendations? #1, #6, and #13. And, as always, feel free to stop by Center for the Reader or any of SLPL's branches for *personalized* suggestions anytime!

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