From the article "The 10 Books To Read In October" by Bethanne Patrick
“Grand Union” by Zadie Smith (Oct. 8)
Nineteen stories, 10 of which first appeared in the New Yorker (surely that’s a record of some sort?), make up this collection in which the multitalented Smith (“White Teeth,” “On Beauty”) mixes genres with aplomb. Whether she’s spinning sci-fi (“Meet the President!”), horror (“The Canker”) or reliable lit fic (“Just Right”), Smith’s stories show a smart, curious writer at play.