February 2018 favorites

February 2018

The February stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Brokeback Mountain’ by Annie Proulx
  2. ‘Daisy’s Valentine’ by Mary Gaitskill
  3. ‘Clara’ by Roberto Bolaño
  4. ‘The Wife’ by Jennifer Jordan
  5. ‘Counting Breaths’ by Rosemarie Robotham
  6. ‘Last Night’ by James Salter
  7. ‘Cafeteria’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  8. ‘- And The Moon Be Still As Bright’ by Ray Bradbury
  9. ‘Fedora’ by Kate Chopin
  10. ‘The Lynching Of Jube Benson’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  11. ‘Solo On The Drums’ by Ann Petry
  12. ‘The Stout Gentleman’ by Washington Irving
  13. ‘The Man Who Disliked Cats’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  14. ‘Water Child’ by Edwidge Danticat
  15. ‘The Lost Decade’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. ‘Living’ by Grace Paley
  17. ‘Between The Halves’ by John O’Hara

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‘Brokeback Mountain’ by Annie Proulx

Proulx, Annie 1997

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August 2017 favorites

August 2017

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman’ by Haruki Murakami
  2. ‘The Man Of The House’ by Frank O’Connor
  3. ‘Chicxulub’ by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  4. ‘The Second Bakery Attack’ by Haruki Murakami
  5. ‘The Man On The Stairs’ by Miranda July
  6. ‘First Confession’ by Frank O’Connor
  7. ‘Sault Ste. Marie’ by David Means
  8. ‘Them Old Cowboy Songs’ by Annie Proulx
  9. ‘The Year Of Spaghetti’ by Haruki Murakami
  10. ‘My Oedipus Complex’ by Frank O’Connor
  11. ‘August 25, 1983’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  12. ‘A Piece Of News’ by Eudora Welty
  13. ‘Legal Aid’ by Frank O’Connor
  14. ‘Dabchick’ by Haruki Murakami
  15. ‘Other Factors’ by Mary Gaitskill
  16. ‘Prodigal’ by Laura D. Nichols
  17. ‘The Masculine Principle’ by Frank O’Connor
  18. ‘The Prophetic Pictures’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  19. ‘The Stolen Body’ by H.G. Wells

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‘Them Old Cowboy Songs’ by Annie Proulx

Proulx, Annie 2008

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