November 2017 favorites

November 2017

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Offertory’ by Amy Hempel
  2. ‘A Summer Tragedy’ by Arna Bontemps
  3. ‘Who’s Passing For Who?’ by Langston Hughes
  4. ‘He Also Loved’ by Claude McKay
  5. ‘There Was Once’ by Margaret Atwood
  6. ‘The Cut-Glass Bowl’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. ‘The Cousins’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. ‘Until The Girl Died’ by Anne Enright
  9. ‘And/Or’ by Sterling Brown
  10. ‘Hunting The Deceitful Turkey’ by Mark Twain
  11. ‘The Jockey’ by Carson McCullers
  12. ‘Little Man’ by Michael Cunningham
  13. ‘Love Song, For A Moog Synthesizer’ by John Updike

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October 2016 favorites

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October 2016

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Eisenheim The Illusionist’ by Steven Millhauser
  2. ‘The Red-Headed League’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. ‘The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow’ by Washington Irving
  4. ‘The Birds’ by Daphne du Maurier
  5. ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. ‘Spunk’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  7. ‘The Other Place’ by Mary Gaitskill
  8. ‘A Short Trip Home’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. ‘The Five Orange Pips’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. ‘The Baby-Sitter’ by Jane Yolen
  11. ‘The Adventure Of The Solitary Cyclist’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. ‘The Adventure Of Abbey Grange’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. ‘Unhappiness’ by Franz Kafka
  14. ‘The Ledge’ by Stephen King
  15. ‘Descent Into The Maelstrom’ by Edgar Allan Poe

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‘A Short Trip Home’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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May 2016 favorites

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May 2016

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Story Of My Dovecote’ by Isaac Babel
  2. ‘The Swimmer’ by John Cheever
  3. ‘Rappaccini’s Daughter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. ‘The Ransom Of Red Chief’ by O. Henry
  5. ‘The Luck Of Roaring Camp’ by Bret Harte
  6. ‘Drummond & Son’ by Charles D’Ambrosio
  7. ‘Thank You Ma’am’ by Langston Hughes
  8. ‘The Duplicity Of Hargraves’ by O. Henry
  9. ‘A Summer’s Reading’ by Bernard Malamud
  10. ‘The Swimmers’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. ‘Prizes’ by Janet Frame
  12. ‘The Student’s Wife’ by Raymond Carver
  13. ‘My Father Sits In The Dark’ by Jerome Weidman
  14. ‘The Cop And The Anthem’ by O. Henry
  15. ‘Tobin’s Palm’ by O. Henry
  16. ‘The Clarion Call’ by O. Henry

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