May 2020 favorites

May 2020

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Debt Of Honor’ by V.S. Pritchett
  2. ‘The Adventure Of The Dancing Men’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. ‘A Woman On The Roof’ by Doris Lessing
  4. ‘First Love, Last Rites’ by Ian McEwan
  5. ‘Mrs. Fortescue’ by Doris Lessing
  6. ‘To Room Nineteen’ by Doris Lessing
  7. ‘The Wheelbarrow’ by V.S. Pritchett
  8. ‘England Versus England’ by Doris Lessing
  9. ‘Hunted Down’ by Charles Dickens
  10. ‘Flesh And The Mirror’ by Angela Carter
  11. ‘The Interlopers’ by Saki
  12. ‘The Marvellous Girl’ by V.S. Pritchett
  13. ‘Second Best’ by D.H. Lawrence
  14. ‘How I Finally Lost My Heart’ by Doris Lessing
  15. ‘The Sunday Following Mother’s Day’ by Edward P. Jones
  16. ‘The Fall’ by V.S. Pritchett
  17. ‘The Fly In The Ointment’ by V.S. Pritchett
  18. ‘On Saturday Afternoon’ by Alan Sillitoe
  19. ‘La Sainte-Vierge’ by Daphne du Maurier

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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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