March 2017 favorites

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March 2017

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered In His Labyrinth’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  2. ‘How To Tell Stories To Children’ by Miranda July
  3. ‘Action Will Be Taken’ by Heinrich Boll
  4. ‘The Two Kings And The Two Labyrinths’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  5. ‘The Aleph’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  6. ‘A Late Encounter With The Enemy’ by Flannery O’Connor
  7. ‘The Paperhanger’ by William Gay
  8. ‘Where The Door Is Always Open And The Welcome Mat Is Out’ by Patricia Highsmith
  9. ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ by Neil Gaiman
  10. ‘A Subject Of Childhood’ by Grace Paley
  11. ‘Revenge Of The Lawn’ by Richard Brautigan
  12. ‘The Man On The Threshold’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. ‘The Wait’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  14. ‘Good People’ by David Foster Wallace
  15. ‘Regret’ by Kate Chopin

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‘A Subject Of Childhood’ by Grace Paley

Paley, Grace 1959a

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November 2016 favorites

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November 2016

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934’ by David Means
  2. ‘The Gift’ by John Steinbeck
  3. ‘Dance Of The Happy Shades’ by Alice Munro
  4. ‘Gloomy Tune’ by Grace Paley
  5. ‘Mastiff’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  6. ‘The Contest’ by Grace Paley
  7. ‘At The Bay’ by Katherine Mansfield
  8. ‘War Dances’ by Sherman Alexie
  9. ‘The Shining Houses’ by Alice Munro
  10. ‘An Honest Woman’ by Ottessa Moshfegh
  11. ‘Night Women’ by Edwidge Danticat
  12. ‘A Presidential Candidate’ by Mark Twain
  13. ‘Wants’ by Grace Paley
  14. ‘Love’ by Grace Paley
  15. ‘Debts’ by Grace Paley

‘Debts’ by Grace Paley

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‘Wants’ by Grace Paley

Paley, Grace 1971

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‘Gloomy Tune’ by Grace Paley

Paley, Grace 1962

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‘Love’ by Grace Paley

Paley, Grace 1979

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