Maybe it's inevitable that a book so subtly and exquisitely attuned to the shifts and eddies of ordinary lives should mostly sail beneath the radar of publicity and buzz; no book I read this year was more beautiful than this debut.

Other People's Love Affairs

Short story collection

Written by D. Wystan Owen

Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You. He tweets at @garthgreenwell.