November 2022 favorites

November 2022

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Reunion’ by Julie Schumacher
  2. ‘Caveat Emptor’ by Joan Hess
  3. ‘Ashes’ by Cristina Henríquez
  4. ‘The Wellman Twins’ by Mary Robison
  5. ‘Chasing Birds’ by Cristina Henríquez
  6. ‘Too Much To Bare’ by Joan Hess
  7. ‘Nebraska’ by Ron Hansen
  8. ‘Drive’ by Cristina Henríquez
  9. ‘That Thing Around Your Neck’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. ‘Polaroid’ by Sally Wells
  11. ‘Peter’ by Willa Cather
  12. ‘Correspondence’ by Carson McCullers
  13. ‘Beatrice Trueblood’s Story’ by Jean Stafford
  14. ‘Murder At Fork Junction’ by Alston Anderson
  15. ‘I Get By’ by Mary Robison
  16. ‘Bad Latch’ by Curtis Sittenfeld
  17. ‘The Haunter Of The Dark’ by H.P. Lovecraft
  18. ‘This Is My Living Room’ by Tom McAfee

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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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September 2016 favorites

Sept2016

September 2016

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Cowboy’ by Thomas McGuane
  2. ‘Commercial’ by John Updike
  3. ‘Ice’ by Thomas McGuane
  4. ‘The Full Glass’ by John Updike
  5. ‘When Everyone Was Pregnant’ by John Updike
  6. ‘Minutes Of The Last Meeting’ by John Updike
  7. ‘All Summer In A Day’ by Ray Bradbury
  8. ‘Delivering’ by Andre Dubus
  9. ‘The Fire Balloons’ by Ray Bradbury
  10. ‘The Off Season’ by Ray Bradbury
  11. ‘The Postmaster’ by Rabindranath Tagore
  12. ‘The Mechanic’ by Lena Dunham
  13. ‘Vicious Circle’ by Thomas McGuane
  14. ‘Problems’ by John Updike
  15. ‘Gender Studies’ by Curtis Sittenfeld
  16. ‘Fauntleroy’s Ghost’ by Vinnie Wilhelm
  17. ‘The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh’ by Ray Bradbury
  18. ‘Gallatin Canyon’ by Thomas McGuane
  19. ‘Old Friends’ by Thomas McGuane
  20. ‘The Fight Of The Good Ship Clarissa’ by Ray Bradbury