January 2023 favorites

January 2023

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Other Side Of The Street’ by John Updike
  2. ‘Brides’ by Aryn Kyle
  3. ‘The Johnson Girls’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  4. ‘Sisters’ by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  5. ‘The Partridge Festival’ by Flannery O’Connor
  6. ‘Sabrina And Corina’ by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  7. ‘The Lifeguard’ by Mary Morris
  8. ‘Almos’ A Man’ by Richard Wright
  9. ‘The Thief’ by Guy de Maupassant
  10. ‘Virginia Is Not Your Home’ by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
  11. ‘Found Objects’ by Jennifer Egan
  12. ‘All Her Names’ by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  13. ‘Elliott Spencer’ by George Saunders
  14. ‘Sisters’ by Mary Robison
  15. ‘Buying A House Ahead Of The Apocalypse’ by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
  16. ‘Company Of Strangers’ by Aryn Kyle
  17. ‘Remedies’ by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  18. ‘Yours’ by Mary Robison
  19. ‘Under The Wave’ by Lauren Groff
  20. ‘Ghost Sickness’ by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  21. ‘Ancient Rome’ by Kyle McCarthy
  22. ‘The Shorn Lamb’ by Jean Stafford
  23. ‘Flashlight’ by Susan Choi
  24. ‘The Match’ by Colson Whitehead
  25. ‘An Evening Out’ by Garth Greenwell
  26. ‘Looking For A Thief’ by Danielle Lazarin
  27. ‘August Evening’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  28. ‘The Frog Prince’ by Robert Coover
  29. ‘Evening On The Côte D’Azur – 1952’ by Richard Yates
  30. ‘The Black Lights’ by Thom Jones
  31. ‘The Media’ by Ben Lerner

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