May 2020 favorites

May 2020

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Debt Of Honor’ by V.S. Pritchett
  2. ‘The Adventure Of The Dancing Men’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. ‘A Woman On The Roof’ by Doris Lessing
  4. ‘First Love, Last Rites’ by Ian McEwan
  5. ‘Mrs. Fortescue’ by Doris Lessing
  6. ‘To Room Nineteen’ by Doris Lessing
  7. ‘The Wheelbarrow’ by V.S. Pritchett
  8. ‘England Versus England’ by Doris Lessing
  9. ‘Hunted Down’ by Charles Dickens
  10. ‘Flesh And The Mirror’ by Angela Carter
  11. ‘The Interlopers’ by Saki
  12. ‘The Marvellous Girl’ by V.S. Pritchett
  13. ‘Second Best’ by D.H. Lawrence
  14. ‘How I Finally Lost My Heart’ by Doris Lessing
  15. ‘The Sunday Following Mother’s Day’ by Edward P. Jones
  16. ‘The Fall’ by V.S. Pritchett
  17. ‘The Fly In The Ointment’ by V.S. Pritchett
  18. ‘On Saturday Afternoon’ by Alan Sillitoe
  19. ‘La Sainte-Vierge’ by Daphne du Maurier

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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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May 2015 favorites

May2015

May 2015

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Medal From Jerusalem’ by Irwin Shaw
  2. ‘A Silver Dish’ by Saul Bellow
  3. ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ by Ernest Hemingway
  4. ‘One Off The Short List’ by Doris Lessing
  5. ‘Neighbors’ by Diane Oliver
  6. ‘Drenched In Light’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  7. ‘The Snows Of Kilimanjaro’ by Ernest Hemingway
  8. ‘Eli, The Fanatic’ by Philip Roth
  9. ‘The Gift Of The Prodigal’ by Peter Taylor
  10. ‘Che Ti Dice La Patria?’ by Ernest Hemingway
  11. ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’ by Ernest Hemingway
  12. ‘The New Order’ by Nancy Hale
  13. ‘Three Million Yen’ by Yukio Mishima
  14. ‘The Supper’ by Tadeusz Borowski
  15. ‘The Interior Castle’ by Jean Stafford
  16. ‘How I Contemplated The World From The Detroit House Of Correction And Began My Life Over Again’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  17. ‘A Simple Enquiry’ by Ernest Hemingway
  18. ‘Janus’ by Ann Beattie
  19. ‘Family Portrait’ by Sherman Alexie
  20. ‘Champion’ by Ring Lardner
  21. ‘The End Of The World’ by Dino Buzzati