May 2019 favorites

May 2019

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘How Can I Help?’ by Rivka Galchen
  2. ‘Tom Wolfe’s My Name’ by Jessamyn West
  3. ‘A Village After Dark’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. ‘The Faithful’ by James Alan McPherson
  5. ‘White On Black’ by Tess Slesinger
  6. ‘The Battle Of The Suits’ by Jessamyn West
  7. ‘The Silver Bullet’ by James Alan McPherson
  8. ‘Homecoming’ by Jessamyn West
  9. ‘Vicious Circle’ by Langston Hughes
  10. ‘By The Way Of Morning Fire’ by Michael Weaver
  11. ‘A Sense Of Story’ by James Alan McPherson
  12. ‘The Story Of A Dead Man’ by James Alan McPherson
  13. ‘Can-Can’ by Arturo Vivante
  14. ‘The Story Of A Scar’ by James Alan McPherson
  15. ‘The Pink Pale Roast’ by Grace Paley
  16. ‘Memorial Day’ by Peter Cameron
  17. ‘Levitation’ by Cynthia Ozick
  18. ‘Backwacking, A Plea To The Senator’ by Ralph Ellison

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July 2018 favorites

July 2018

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘So Peaceful In The Country’ by Carl Ruthven Offord
  2. ‘God Bless America’ by John Oliver Killens
  3. ‘Muttsy’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. ‘Sanctuary’ by Nella Larsen
  5. ‘Blood-Burning Moon’ by Jean Toomer
  6. ‘On Trains’ by James Alan McPherson
  7. ‘Landladies’ by Langston Hughes
  8. ‘Kiswana Browne’ by Gloria Naylor
  9. ‘Simple On Military Integration’ by Langston Hughes
  10. ‘Condemned House’ by Lucille Boehm
  11. ‘Simple Prays A Prayer’ by Langston Hughes
  12. ‘Feet Live Their Own Life’ by Langston Hughes
  13. ‘Steady Going Up’ by Maya Angelou
  14. ‘Exodus’ by James Baldwin
  15. ‘Mother’ by Andrea Lee
  16. ‘Long Distances’ by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  17. ‘Simple On Indian Blood’ by Langston Hughes
  18. ‘Conversation On The Corner’ by Langston Hughes
  19. ‘The Diary Of An African Nun’ by Alice Walker
  20. ‘Vacation’ by Langston Hughes

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January 2017 favorites

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January 2017

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Promise’ by John Steinbeck
  2. ‘A Loaf Of Bread’ by James Alan McPherson
  3. ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant
  4. ‘The Emerald Light In The Air’ by Donald Antrim
  5. ‘The Adventure Of The Empty House’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. ‘Coach’ by Mary Robison
  7. ‘Smother’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. ‘Most Die Young’ by Camille Bordas
  9. ‘Permission To Enter’ by Zadie Smith
  10. ‘The Peasant Marey’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  11. ‘An Honest Thief’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  12. ‘Game Plan’ by Don DeLillo
  13. ‘Two Men Arrive In A Village’ by Zadie Smith
  14. ‘A Novel In Nine Letters’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  15. ‘The Crocodile’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  16. ‘One Officer, One Man’ by Ambrose Bierce
  17. ‘Escape From New York’ by Zadie Smith
  18. ‘Rest Stop’ by Stephen King
  19. ‘Moonlit Landscape With Bridge’ by Zadie Smith
  20. ‘Bobok’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  21. ‘Meet The President!’ by Zadie Smith

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