January 2018 favorites

January 2018

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Displaced Person’ by Flannery O’Connor
  2. ‘I Can Say Many Nice Things’ by Ben Marcus
  3. ‘A Temple Of The Holy Ghost’ by Flannery O’Connor
  4. ‘The Barber’ by Flannery O’Connor
  5. ‘Figures In The Distance’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  6. ‘Rollingwood’ by Ben Marcus
  7. ‘Why Do The Heathens Rage?’ by Flannery O’Connor
  8. ‘Keela, The Outcast Indian Maiden’ by Eudora Welty
  9. ‘Wild Plums’ by Grace Stone Coates
  10. ‘The Looking Glass’ by Anton Chekhov
  11. ‘Truant’ by Claude McKay
  12. ‘Enoch And The Gorilla’ by Flannery O’Connor
  13. ‘The Dark Arts’ by Ben Marcus
  14. ‘Mary Elizabeth’ by Jessie Faucet
  15. ‘The South’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  16. ‘Blueprints For St. Louis’ by Ben Marcus
  17. ‘Storytellers, Liars, And Bores’ by Leonard Michaels
  18. ‘First Love’ by Ben Marcus

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‘The Looking Glass’ by Anton Chekhov

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December 2017 favorites

December 2017

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Vanka’ by Anton Chekhov
  2. ‘Master Eustace’ by Henry James
  3. ‘Christmas Poem’ by John O’Hara
  4. ‘Brothers’ by Sherwood Anderson
  5. ‘Cat Person’ by Kristen Roupenian
  6. ‘Christmas Gift’ by Robert Penn Warren
  7. ‘Snow Angel’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  8. ‘The Last Night Of The World’ by Ray Bradbury
  9. ‘Uncle Raymond’ by Nelson Eubanks
  10. ‘Christmas Freud’ by David Rakoff
  11. ‘The Sunday After Christmas’ by Mavis Gallant
  12. ‘Where You’ll Find Me’ by Ann Beattie
  13. ‘Through The Tunnel’ by Doris Lessing
  14. ‘The Angel Of The Bridge’ by John Cheever
  15. ‘Nobody’s Story’ by Charles Dickens
  16. ‘A Different Kind Of Imperfection’ by Thomas Beller
  17. ‘Christmas By Injunction’ by O. Henry
  18. ‘The Errors Of Santa Claus’ by Stephen Leacock
  19. ‘The Feast Of Nemesis’ by Saki

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‘Vanka’ by Anton Chekhov

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May 2017 favorites

May 2017

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Axis’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Sea Oak’ by George Saunders
  3. ‘Pastoralia’ by George Saunders
  4. ‘Fiction’ by Alice Munro
  5. ‘The Barber’s Unhappiness’ by George Saunders
  6. ‘The Moons Of Jupiter’ by Alice Munro
  7. ‘At Grandmother’s’ by Isaac Babel
  8. ‘Winky’ by George Saunders
  9. ‘The End Of FIRPO In The World’ by George Saunders
  10. ‘Images’ by Alice Munro
  11. ‘City Visit’ by Adam Haslett
  12. ‘The Other Woman’ by Sherwood Anderson
  13. ‘Thanks For The Ride’ by Alice Munro
  14. ‘Girl’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  15. ‘Misery’ by Anton Chekhov
  16. ‘Wingless’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  17. ‘The Letter From Home’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  18. ‘In The Night’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  19. ‘The Drill’ by Breena Clarke
  20. ‘At Last’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  21. ‘Letters From The Samantha‘ by Mark Helprin

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‘Misery’ by Anton Chekhov

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April 2017 favorites

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April 2017

The April stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. ‘The Garden Party’ by Katherine Mansfield
  3. ‘The Dinner Party’ by Joshua Ferris
  4. ‘The Party’ by Anton Chekhov
  5. ‘The Red Bow’ by George Saunders
  6. ‘Ranch Girl’ by Maile Meloy
  7. ‘Stitches’ by Antonya Nelson
  8. ‘Communist’ by Richard Ford
  9. ‘Malta Sheffer’ by Nelson Eubanks
  10. ‘A Short Walk From The Station’ by John O’Hara
  11. ‘Disguised’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  12. ‘Incarnations Of Burned Children’ by David Foster Wallace

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