The READ Collection: Short Stories
In the Short Stories section, there
are over 20 books listed
in alphabetical order by title. Scroll down the page and find the title
that interests you.
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SMALL OBLIGATION AND OTHER
STORIES OF HILO, by Susan Nunes (Bamboo Ridge Press, c1982) was granted
by Bamboo Ridge Press. No other use of this image, including electronic
transmission, is allowed without express permission from the publisher.
(last updated, 9-20-11)
Books about Hawai'i are marked with a palm tree
- American Dragons: Twenty-five Asian American
Voices, by Laurence Yep. 1993.
- Balikbayan: A Filipino Homecoming, by
Michelle Cruz Skinner. c1988.
11 stories by the author who was born in the Philippines to a Filipina
and an American man
and Other Stories: A Collection of Fiction, by Marie Hara.
short stories about being an immigrant in Hawaii
Best of Bamboo Ridge, The Hawaii Writers' Quarterly, edited
by Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum. 1986.
poetry and short stories by "local" writers, previously published by
Bamboo Ridge Press between 1978 and 1985
- Blue Skin of the Sea, by
Graham Salisbury. 1992.
about two male cousins growing up in Kailua-Kona area during
the 1960's and 1970's
- Cactus Tracks &
Cowboy Philosophy, by Baxter Black. c1997.
a veterinarian from the Western United States writes about his
- The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and
other Stories, by Jack London. 1981.
Gloucester fishermen brave the Atlantic Ocean and other short stories
by the adventure/outdoor writer
- Camp Notes and
Other Writings, by Mitsuye Yamada. 1998.
reflections on living in an internment camp in Idaho during the
outbreak of World War II
Collection of Stories About Hawaii, by Gordon Morse. 1996.
11 stories are told by the author; some are based on his childhood and
others are classic tales retold by him
- Crimes and
Mathdemeanors, by Leith Hathout. 2007.
A 14-year old math genius helps the police solve cases
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories,
by Robert Louis Stevenson. 1886, 1994.
the mysterious other personality of a respectable physician creates a
From Time: Stories of Hawaii, by Ian MacMillan. 1998.
Contemporary Hawaii short stories with unusual themes
- Folks You Meet in Longs and Other Stories, by Lee Cataluna, 2004.
A collection of stories that highlights the diverse people of Hawaii.
From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1955.
a collection of essays that celebrate a woman's search for solitude and
that describe her appreciation of nature
- The Girl
in the Moon Circle, by Sia Figiel. c1996.
the author tells stories about her village and growing up Samoan
Good Scent From a Strange Mountain, by Robert
stories of Vietnamese refugees who settled in Louisiana but remember
Up Local: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose From Hawai`i,
edited by Eric Chock, James R. Harstad, Darrell H.Y. Lum and Bill
- Hawai`i One Summer,
by Maxine Hong Kingston. 1998.
eleven essays about the author's life while living in Hawai`i and
teaching high school
- The House on Mango Street, by Sandra
short stories about growing up in the Hispanic section of Chicago
Island Boyz, by Graham
11 contemporary short stories about growing up in Hawai`i
- Jack London's Tales of Hawaii,
by Jack London. 1984.
timeless stories of problems and promises of Hawaii's ethnic groups
from the author of White Fang and Call of
- John Lennon, In His Own Write,
by John Lennon. c1964.
includes drawings, poetry and short stories by Lennon, a member of the
- The Jungle Book, by Rudyard
classic tales of India written by master storyteller Kipling
Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living,
by Bailey White. 1993.
a collection of very short stories about Georgia that are humorous,
touching and personal
- Mango Lady &
Other Stories From Hawaii, by Ted Gugelyk. 1997.
the writer, a retired UH Manoa professor, connects 6 stories with
themes of surfing and the ocean
Twain in Hawaii: Roughing it in the Sandwich Islands, by
Samuel Clemens. 1990.
interesting short stories about the famous storyteller's visits to
- North of the Rio Grande, edited
by Edward Simmen. 1992.
a collection of Mexican American short stories
- Once, a Lotus Garden and Other Stories,
by Jessica Saiki. 1987.
20 short stories of Hawaii
Other Side of the Island, by Yvonne Nelson Perry. 1994.
15 short stories of Hawaii's various cultures
- Passages to the Dream Shore: Short
Stories of Contemporary Hawaii, edited by Frank Stewart.
a multicultural collection of stories that show the many sides of
Hawaii--love, hate, racism, country, city, survival
at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard. 1974.
a collection of essays about the author's love of nature
- The Princess of the Night Rides and
Other Tales, by John Dominis Holt. 1977.
10 short stories including one of Princess Kaiulani and her night rides
on her Arabian mare
- A River Runs Through It and
Other Stories, by Norman Maclean. 1976.
the author tells how, in a collection of short stories, his love of
nature influenced his childhood and life experiences
- The Sea-Wolf and Other Stories, by
Jack London. 1989.
London's experiences at sea while seal hunting
the Invisible, edited by Frank Stewart and Bruce Fulton. 1997.
translations of short stories, poetry and essays from America, Asia and
the Pacific including many from Korea's contemporary authors
Secrets, edited by Nora Okja Cobb-Keller and Carrie O'Connor.
Hawaii women write about family violence--the pain and healing;
includes short stories, poetry and art
- The Shawl,
by Cynthia Ozick. 1990.
2 short stories about a mother who witnessed the brutal murder of her
daughter in a Jewish concentration camp
Holmes Reader, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1994.
8 classic stories by one of the most famous mystery/detective writers
Stew: Fiction and Poetry by Women, edited by Juliet S. Kono
and Cathy Song. 1991.
poetry and short stories by American women writers, many from Hawaii,
- Small Faces, by Gary Soto.
short stories with muti-cultural themes--primarily Chicano ones
A Small Obligation and Other Stories of
Hilo, by Susan Nunes. 1982.
the writer, who grew up on the Big Island, wrote these 23 short stories
with a hapa Japanese/Portuguese theme
- Stories of Hawaii, by Jack
after sailing to Honolulu from San Francisco at the turn of the
century, London wrote stories about the many cultures of Hawaii and
their problems, leprosy, and the islands being overtaken by Americans
Storytellers' Collection, compiled by Melody
40 international Christian stories
- Tales From
Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World, by
Paul Yee. 1989.
8 original stories tell how Chinese immigrants coped with their
traditional beliefs while building railroads and working in factories
- Tales from the Japanese storytellers: As Collected in the Ho-Dan-Zo,by Post
Wheeler; selected and edited
by Harold G. Henderson. 1964.
A collection of Japanese stories
Short Stories from the Asian Pacific
Rim, edited by Sharon Jeroski. 1991.
a collection of contemporary short fiction from Singapore, Thailand,
Hong Kong, Philippines, China, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and
- Te Rau Maire, Poems and Stories of the
during the 6th Festival of Pacific Arts held in Rarotonga in 1992,
writers both young and old contributed to this collection
Me a Riddle, by Tillie Olsen. 1960.
4 short stories tell how it is to be hardworking but poor
Stars, by Victor Villasenor. 1994.
a collection of stories about young people searching for their
- Wilderness, Lost Wrtitings of Jim
Morrison, Volume I, by Jim Morrison. c1989.
poetry and short stories by the Doors' Jim Morrison
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