If you are interested in reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall you might enjoy these readalikes:
My Father’s Tears and Other Stories by John Updike
John Updike’s first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father’s Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel. American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
Understanding that the West’s infinite spaces tended to inspire neither introspection nor contemplation, but a violent and insatiable restlessness. Proulx’s eight stories are dark reflections on the lives of a handful of characters striving to define themselves against the unforgiving landscapes.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
This collection’s five powerful stories and haunting triptych of tales about the fates of two Bengali families in America map the perplexing hidden forces that pull families asunder and undermine marriages. “Unaccustomed Earth,” the title story, dramatizes the divide between immigrant parents and their American-raised children, and is the first of several scathing inquiries into the lack of deep-down understanding and trust in a marriage between a Bengali and non-Bengali.
The Love of a Good Woman: Stories by Alice Munro
In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes–the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart.
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction by Elizabeth Strout
Thirteen linked tales present a heart-wrenching, penetrating portrait of ordinary coastal Mainers living lives of quiet grief intermingled with flashes of human connection. Themes of suicide, depression, bad communication, aging and love run through these stories.
You may also enjoy: Graham Greene, Bret Lott, K.L. Cook, and John Mortimer