I was always surprised I became a novelist because I was such a short story fanatic in college. Here are some collections I think hold up.
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Dennis Lehane's novels include The New York Times bestsellers The Given Day ; Gone, Baby, Gone ; Mystic River ; Shutter Island and Prayers for Rain ; as well as Coronado , a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.