>If in any sense Short Story Month is viewed as a competition (American Idol? Dancing with the Stars?), then my pick for the first story collection to discuss here is setting the bar very high indeed. I can’t imagine a better book of stories than Male of the Species by Alex Mindt (Delphinium Books, May 2007).
[NOTE: I’ve taken down my review of this book because an expanded version will soon appear in Rain Taxi.]