May 2017 favorites

May 2017

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Axis’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Sea Oak’ by George Saunders
  3. ‘Pastoralia’ by George Saunders
  4. ‘Fiction’ by Alice Munro
  5. ‘The Barber’s Unhappiness’ by George Saunders
  6. ‘The Moons Of Jupiter’ by Alice Munro
  7. ‘At Grandmother’s’ by Isaac Babel
  8. ‘Winky’ by George Saunders
  9. ‘The End Of FIRPO In The World’ by George Saunders
  10. ‘Images’ by Alice Munro
  11. ‘City Visit’ by Adam Haslett
  12. ‘The Other Woman’ by Sherwood Anderson
  13. ‘Thanks For The Ride’ by Alice Munro
  14. ‘Girl’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  15. ‘Misery’ by Anton Chekhov
  16. ‘Wingless’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  17. ‘The Letter From Home’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  18. ‘In The Night’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  19. ‘The Drill’ by Breena Clarke
  20. ‘At Last’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  21. ‘Letters From The Samantha‘ by Mark Helprin

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3 Comments on “May 2017 favorites”

  1. Hey Ben, do you have a favorite Alice Munro collection? I’ve been wanting to get one of hers but I don’t know where to start.

    • bcw56 says:

      Yeah, Gene, good to see you on here! I’d start with Dance of the Happy Shades. She hits higher highs with later stories, but that’s where it’s at for me for a collection. There isn’t a single bad story in the whole book. Hope you’re doing well!

      • I am pretty good, thanks. I got back on WP in April and can’t wait to get posting. Just been super busy and trying to squeeze in time for writing has been a challenge. I will look into Dance of the Happy Shades–thanks.

        How are things with you?


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