December 2020 favorites

December 2020

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Mirrorball’ by Mary Gaitskill
  2. ‘Accident Brief’ by Karen Russell
  3. ‘The Unknown Masterpiece’ by Honoré de Balzac
  4. ‘Drinking Coffee Elsewhere’ by ZZ Packer
  5. ‘The Half-Husky’ by Margaret Laurence
  6. ‘Home For Christmas’ by Carson McCullers
  7. ‘Seven’ by Edwidge Danticat
  8. ‘A Room Forever’ by Breece D’J Pancake
  9. ‘The Weirdos’ by Ottessa Moshfegh
  10. ‘Irina’ by Mavis Gallant
  11. ‘The Lily-White Boys’ by William Maxwell
  12. ‘The Pocketbook Game’ by Alice Childress
  13. ‘The Dancer’ by Patricia Highsmith
  14. ‘The Yo-Yo’ by P.D. James
  15. ‘Temptation’ by Clarice Lispector
  16. ‘Ordinary Nudes’ by Stuart Dybek
  17. ‘Neighbors’ by Anthony Tognazzini
  18. ‘The Canebrake’ by Mohammed Mrabet
  19. ‘Odd Behavior’ by Lydia Davis
  20. ‘The Warmth Of Things’ by Nélida Piñón
  21. ‘Times’ by Ann Beattie

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February 2020 favorites

February 2020

The February stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Lunch At The Loyola Arms’ by Stuart Dybek
  2. ‘The Most Girl Part Of You’ by Amy Hempel
  3. ‘The Proxy Marriage’ by Maile Meloy
  4. ‘Snow’ by Ann Beattie
  5. ‘The Metal Bowl’ by Miranda July
  6. ‘A Talking Cure’ by Justin Taylor
  7. ‘Turgor’ by Mary Gaitskill
  8. ‘The Sock’ by Lydia Davis
  9. ‘The Tree Of Knowledge’ by Henry James
  10. ‘Life After High School’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  11. ‘My Sister’s Marriage’ by Cynthia Marshall Rich
  12. ‘Reading Lessons’ by Edwidge Danticat
  13. ‘Northeast Regional’ by Emma Cline
  14. ‘Show Don’t Tell’ by Curtis Sittenfeld
  15. ‘The Hanging Of The Schoolmarm’ by Robert Coover

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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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