September 2020 favorites

September 2020

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Heaven’ by Mary Gaitskill
  2. ‘The First Seven Years’ by Bernard Malamud
  3. ‘Notes From A Lady At A Dinner Party’ by Bernard Malamud
  4. ‘The Profile’ by Willa Cather
  5. ‘Simmering’ by Margaret Atwood
  6. ‘The Mourners’ by Bernard Malamud
  7. ‘On The Divide’ by Willa Cather
  8. ‘The Garden Lodge’ by Willa Cather
  9. ‘My Son The Murderer’ by Bernard Malamud
  10. ‘Angel Levine’ by Bernard Malamud
  11. ‘Dirty Deceivers’ by Chester Himes
  12. ‘The Under Graham Railroad Box Car Set’ by James McBride
  13. ‘My Flamboyant Grandson’ by George Saunders
  14. ‘Cooking Lesson’ by Rosario Castellanos
  15. ‘Dragged Fighting From His Tomb’ by Barry Hannah
  16. ‘The Egg Race’ by John Updike
  17. ‘The Namesake’ by Willa Cather
  18. ‘Cortés And Montezuma’ by Donald Barthelme
  19. ‘The Children’ by Andrea Lee
  20. ‘Cranberry Relish’ by Katherine Heiny
  21. ‘The Richer, The Poorer’ by Dorothy West
  22. ‘The Doctor And The Rabbi’ by Aimee Bender

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January 2020 favorites

January 2020

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘A Jonquil For Mary Penn’ by Wendell Berry
  2. ‘A Half-Pint Of Old Darling’ by Wendell Berry
  3. ‘Greenleaf’ by Flannery O’Connor
  4. ‘The Woman Who Came At Six O’Clock’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  5. ‘One Of These Days’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  6. ‘Dismemberment’ by Wendell Berry
  7. ‘Eyes Of A Blue Dog’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  8. ‘A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  9. ‘Goodbye, Pops’ by Joe Gores
  10. ‘Mother’ by Grace Paley
  11. ‘Making It Home’ by Wendell Berry
  12. ‘The Fishing-Boat Picture’ by Alan Sillitoe
  13. ‘Fly Away, Breath’ by Wendell Berry
  14. ‘Quiet Please’ by Aimee Bender
  15. ‘Nairobi’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  16. ‘The Last Voyage Of The Ghost Ship’ by Gabriel García Márquez
  17. ‘The Hit Man’ by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  18. ‘Heart Attack’ by Max Apple

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