December 2021 favorites

December 2021

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Meneseteung’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Another Christmas’ by William Trevor
  3. ‘Cold And Sunny’ by Maeve Brennan
  4. ‘Mr. Salary’ by Sally Rooney
  5. ‘Naga’ by R.K. Narayan
  6. ‘Even Pretty Eyes Commit Crimes’ by M.J. Hyland
  7. ‘You Are My Dear Friend’ by Madhuri Vijay
  8. ‘Rape Fantasies’ by Margaret Atwood
  9. ‘The Leaf-Sweeper’ by Muriel Spark
  10. ‘Midnight Mass’ by Machado de Assis
  11. ‘A Voyage To Cythera’ by Margaret Drabble
  12. ‘American Dreams’ by Peter Carey
  13. ‘Weekend’ by Shirley Hazzard
  14. ‘The Homecoming’ by Rabindraneth Tagore
  15. ‘Spirit Of Christmas’ by Jeanette Winterson
  16. ‘Our Sleeping Lungs Opened To The Cold’ by Elizabeth Tan
  17. ‘You Are Happy?’ by Akhil Sharma

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November 2021 favorites

November 2021

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Turkey Season’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Jericho’s Brick Battlements’ by Margaret Laurence
  3. ‘Hair Jewellery’ by Margaret Atwood
  4. ‘Extra’ by Yiyun Li
  5. ‘Miss Harriet’ by Guy de Maupassant
  6. ‘Storm In A Teacup’ by Lu Xun
  7. ‘Guy de Maupassant’ by Isaac Babel
  8. ‘Idyll’ by Guy de Maupassant
  9. ‘A Clean Marriage’ by Sayaka Murata
  10. ‘Confessing’ by Guy de Maupassant
  11. ‘Medicine’ by Lu Xun
  12. ‘Omakase’ by Weike Wang
  13. ‘Mateo Falcone’ by Prosper Mérimée
  14. ‘A Wedding-Dress’ by Morley Callaghan
  15. ‘Aftermath’ by Mary Yukari Waters
  16. ‘Offside Constantly’ by Camille Bordas
  17. ‘Helix’ by Banana Yoshimoto
  18. ‘One Arm’ by Yasunari Kawabata
  19. ‘My Financial Career’ by Stephen Leacock
  20. ‘My Life Is A Joke’ by Sheila Heti
  21. ‘The Dark Lantern’ by Jules Renard

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July 2020 favorites

July 2020

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

    1. ‘Wenlock Edge’ by Alice Munro
    2. ‘The Green Banana’ by J.F. Powers
    3. ‘Corrie’ by Alice Munro
    4. ‘Family Furnishings’ by Alice Munro
    5. ‘A Bird In The House’ by Margaret Laurence
    6. ‘The Mask Of The Bear’ by Margaret Laurence
    7. ‘To Set Our House In Order’ by Margaret Laurence
    8. ‘Mademoiselle Pearl’ by Guy de Maupassant
    9. ‘Gravel’ by Alice Munro
    10. ‘Father Abe’ by James McBride
    11. ‘The Loons’ by Margaret Laurence
    12. ‘A Priest In The Family’ by Colm Tóibín
    13. ‘Robert E. Lee Is Dead’ by Danielle Evans
    14. ‘Brownies’ by ZZ Packer
    15. ‘Some Get Back’ by Robert J. Williams
    16. ‘The Sound Of The Singing’ by Margaret Laurence
    17. ‘Cattle Haul’ by Jesmyn Ward
    18. ‘Visitor’ by Bryan Washington
    19. ‘The Creature’ by Edna O’Brien
    20. ‘Funny Little Snake’ by Tessa Hadley
    21. ‘Connection’ by Mary Gaitskill
    22. ‘Trying To Be’ by Mary Gaitskill
    23. ‘At The Seminary’ by Joyce Carol Oates
    24. ‘An Affair, Edited’ by Mary Gaitskill
    25. ‘The Rise Of Capitalism’ by Donald Barthelme
    26. ‘Exteriors’ by Kathleen Collins
    27. ‘Prue’ by Alice Munro

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