I've been seeing that it's "Short Story Month" for May...so I finished reading Twelve Lives (I just saw in one picture that the book is also published as "The Twelves Bullets of Samuel Hawley". I think I like Twelve Lives better eh?) and started on two books that are short stories.
I think that's been helpful in my reading right now @Jennifer_D - like you, I've had a weird feeling of trying to find and settle into something that's really going to suck me in. So hopefully after finishing these two short stories (and heh, Waiting for Stalin, even though marketed as a novel, is less than 200 pages so it is short enough to hold me over?)
Waiting for Stalin to Die isn't actually marketed as a short story collection - but it is broken down into 4 distinct and different stories of 4 Lithuanians fleeing their country and escaping to Toronto in the 50s. So far it's been quite good.
The second collection is Guy Vanderhaeghe's Things As They Are?. I've just read one of the stories so far.