October 2019 favorites

October 2019

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Death Of Halpin Frayser’ by Ambrose Bierce
  2. ‘Rip Van Winkle’ by Washington Irving
  3. ‘Heat’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  4. ‘On The Hill’ by Elizabeth Spencer
  5. ‘In The Region Of Ice’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  6. ‘Ghost Girls’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  7. ‘The Heroine’ by Patricia Highsmith
  8. ‘High Lonesome’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  9. ‘The Nine Billion Names Of God’ by Arthur C. Clarke
  10. ‘The Swimmers’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  11. ‘The Tragedy At Marsdon Manor’ by Agatha Christie
  12. ‘Three Is A Lucky Number’ by Margery Allingham
  13. ‘La Moretta’ by Maggie Shipstead
  14. ‘The Doll’s Ghost’ by F. Marion Crawford
  15. ‘Afterward’ by Edith Wharton
  16. ‘The Leather Funnel’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

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September 2019 favorites

September 2019

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Secretary’ by Mary Gaitskill
  2. ‘The Elephant Vanishes’ by Haruki Murakami
  3. ‘Romantic Weekend’ by Mary Gaitskill
  4. ‘The Vane Sisters’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. ‘An Affair Of Honor’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  6. ‘The Girl Who Raised Pigeons’ by Edward P. Jones
  7. ‘Young Lions’ by Edward P. Jones
  8. ‘Breaking The News’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  9. ‘The Morning After The Big Fire’ by Maeve Brennan
  10. ‘The Store’ by Edward P. Jones
  11. ‘Music’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  12. ‘The Blanket’ by Mary Gaitskill
  13. ‘Because They Wanted To’ by Mary Gaitskill
  14. ‘Man-Eating Cats’ by Haruki Murakami
  15. ‘The Kidney-Shaped Stone That Moves Every Day’ by Haruki Murakami
  16. ‘A Butterfly On F Street’ by Edward P. Jones
  17. ‘His Mother’s House’ by Edward P. Jones
  18. ‘Birthday Girl’ by Haruki Murakami
  19. ‘A Dream Of Men’ by Mary Gaitskill
  20. ‘A New Man’ by Edward P. Jones
  21. ‘A Dark Night’ by Edward P. Jones
  22. ‘The Ice Man’ by Haruki Murakami
  23. ‘The Thunderstorm’ by Vladimir Nabokov

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August 2019 favorites

August 2019

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Pig-hoo-o-o-o-e-y’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  2. ‘The Peace Of Utrecht’ by Alice Munro
  3. ‘Charles’ by Shirley Jackson
  4. ‘The Thistles In Sweden’ by William Maxwell
  5. ‘In The White Night’ by Ann Beattie
  6. ‘No One’s A Mystery’ by Elizabeth Tallent
  7. ‘The Patterns Of Love’ by William Maxwell
  8. ‘The Trojan Women’ by William Maxwell
  9. ‘What’s Your Problem?’ by Robert Boles
  10. ‘The Pilgrimage’ by William Maxwell
  11. ‘Heaven On A Summer Night’ by Ann Beattie
  12. ‘The Poor Orphan Girl’ by William Maxwell
  13. ‘The Lookout’ by Cyrus Colter
  14. ‘Coney Island’ by Ann Beattie
  15. ‘Pygmalion’ by John Updike
  16. ‘Lofty’ by Ann Beattie
  17. ‘High School’ by Ann Beattie
  18. ‘To The Moon And Back’ by Etgar Keret

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July 2019 favorites

July 2019

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Ugly Duckling’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. ‘Too Early Spring’ by Stephen Vincent Benét
  3. ‘When We Went To See The End Of The World By Dawnie Morningside, Age 11¼’ by Neil Gaiman
  4. ‘The Nightingale And The Rose’ by Oscar Wilde
  5. ‘The Remarkable Rocket’ by Oscar Wilde
  6. ‘The Devoted Friend’ by Oscar Wilde
  7. ‘The Moon Child Of Wolfe Creek’ by Jesse Stuart
  8. ‘The Coming Of The King’ by Laura E. Richards
  9. ‘The Gray Hare’ by Leo Tolstoy
  10. ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde
  11. ‘The Wish’ by Roald Dahl
  12. ‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde
  13. ‘Breaking The Pig’ by Etgar Keret
  14. ‘Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father And Husband’ by George Saunders
  15. ‘The Shirt-Collar’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  16. ‘How The Camel Got His Hump’ by Rudyard Kipling
  17. ‘The Mixer II: He Moves In Society’ by P.G. Wodehouse

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June 2019 favorites

June 2019

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Surrogate’ by Tessa Hadley
  2. ‘The Card Trick’ by Tessa Hadley
  3. ‘Silk Brocade’ by Tessa Hadley
  4. ‘A Bundle Of Letters’ by Henry James
  5. ‘Cecilia Awakened’ by Tessa Hadley
  6. ‘The Sound Of Summer Running’ by Ray Bradbury
  7. ‘The Long QT’ by Hilary Mantel
  8. ‘Paste’ by Henry James
  9. ‘Clever Girl’ by Tessa Hadley
  10. ‘Agatha’ by John O’Hara
  11. ‘Greville Fane’ by Henry James
  12. ‘One Saturday Morning’ by Tessa Hadley
  13. ‘Second-Hand Man’ by Rita Dove
  14. ‘The Special Type’ by Henry James
  15. ‘Miss Gunton From Poughkeepsie’ by Henry James
  16. ‘Principal Alpaca’ by Richard Leise
  17. ‘Reading The Paper’ by Ron Carlson
  18. ‘Invasion Of The Martians’ by Robert Coover

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May 2019 favorites

May 2019

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘How Can I Help?’ by Rivka Galchen
  2. ‘Tom Wolfe’s My Name’ by Jessamyn West
  3. ‘A Village After Dark’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. ‘The Faithful’ by James Alan McPherson
  5. ‘White On Black’ by Tess Slesinger
  6. ‘The Battle Of The Suits’ by Jessamyn West
  7. ‘The Silver Bullet’ by James Alan McPherson
  8. ‘Homecoming’ by Jessamyn West
  9. ‘Vicious Circle’ by Langston Hughes
  10. ‘By The Way Of Morning Fire’ by Michael Weaver
  11. ‘A Sense Of Story’ by James Alan McPherson
  12. ‘The Story Of A Dead Man’ by James Alan McPherson
  13. ‘Can-Can’ by Arturo Vivante
  14. ‘The Story Of A Scar’ by James Alan McPherson
  15. ‘The Pink Pale Roast’ by Grace Paley
  16. ‘Memorial Day’ by Peter Cameron
  17. ‘Levitation’ by Cynthia Ozick
  18. ‘Backwacking, A Plea To The Senator’ by Ralph Ellison

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April 2019 favorites

April 2019

The April stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Springs Of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan
  2. ‘In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried’ by Amy Hempel
  3. ‘When It’s Human Instead Of When It’s Dog’ by Amy Hempel
  4. ‘My Man Bovanne’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  5. ‘The Carpet With The Big Pink Roses On It’ by Maeve Brennan
  6. ‘Stories Of Africa’ by Maeve Brennan
  7. ‘The Lesson’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  8. ‘The Sofa’ by Maeve Brennan
  9. ‘Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  10. ‘Happy Birthday’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  11. ‘Sweet Town’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  12. ‘The Eldest Child’ by Maeve Brennan
  13. ‘The Children’s Party’ by Amy Hempel
  14. ‘The Twelfth Wedding Anniversary’ by Maeve Brennan
  15. ‘A Matter Of Time’ by Frank London Brown
  16. ‘The Shadow Of Kindness’ by Maeve Brennan
  17. ‘Love, Death, And The Ladies’ Drill Team’ by Jessamyn West
  18. ‘Tonight Is A Favor To Holly’ by Amy Hempel
  19. ‘The Worm In The Apple’ by John Cheever
  20. ‘The Mysteries Of Life In An Orderly Manner’ by Jessamyn West
  21. ‘Weekend’ by Amy Hempel
  22. ‘Popular Mechanics’ by Raymond Carver

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March 2019 favorites

March 2019

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Doll Queen’ by Carlos Fuentes
  2. ‘Mystery In São Cristóvão’ by Clarice Lispector
  3. ‘The Decapitated Chicken’ by Horacio Quiroga
  4. ‘Sansini’ by Roberto Bolaño
  5. ‘The Fifth Story’ by Clarice Lispector
  6. ‘The Balcony’ by Filisberto Hernández
  7. ‘The Photograph’ by Enrique Amorim
  8. ‘The Crime Of The Mathematics Professor’ by Clarice Lispector
  9. ‘Peace On High’ by Rómulo Gallegos
  10. ‘The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  11. ‘A Sincere Friendship’ by Clarice Lispector
  12. ‘The Book Of Sand’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. ‘The Buffalo’ by Clarice Lispector
  14. ‘Who, Me A Bum?’ by Luisa Valenzuela
  15. ‘The Threshold’ by Cristina Peri Rossi

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February 2019 favorites

February 2019

The February stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Ultima Thule’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. ‘On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning’ by Haruki Murakami
  3. ‘Silences’ by Helen Elaine Lee
  4. ‘A Losing Game’ by J.F. Powers
  5. ‘Someone Has Been Disarranging These Roses’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  6. ‘City Lovers’ by Nadine Gordimer
  7. ‘Violets’ by Edna O’Brien
  8. ‘The Anatomy Of Desire’ by John L’Heureux
  9. ‘The Actual Thing’ by William Maxwell
  10. ‘Tennessee’s Partner’ by Bret Harte
  11. ‘One Friday Morning’ by Langston Hughes
  12. ‘After Twenty Years’ by O. Henry
  13. ‘In A House Of Wooden Monkeys’ by Shay Youngblood
  14. ‘Jerry And Molly And Sam’ by Raymond Carver
  15. ‘The MYMan Solution’ by Helen Phillips

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January 2019 favorites

January 2019

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Beginning Of A Long Story’ by Maeve Brennan
  2. ‘The Point’ by Charles D’Ambrosio
  3. ‘Guests Of The Nation’ by Frank O’Connor
  4. ‘Voices’ by Alice Munro
  5. ‘Dear Life’ by Alice Munro
  6. ‘The Enduring Chill’ by Flannery O’Connor
  7. ‘The Eye’ by Alice Munro
  8. ‘Armistice’ by Bernard Malamud
  9. ‘O Youth And Beauty’ by John Cheever
  10. ‘Real Estate’ by Lorrie Moore
  11. ‘Night’ by Alice Munro
  12. ‘The Trouble With Mrs. Blynn, The Trouble With The World’ by Patricia Highsmith
  13. ‘The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen’ by Graham Greene
  14. ‘The Slaves In New York’ by Tama Janowitz
  15. ‘Batman And Robin Have An Altercation’ by Stephen King
  16. ‘Tied In A Bow’ by Langston Hughes
  17. ‘The Stranger’ by Rainer Maria Rilke

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