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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April 2019 favorites

April 2019

The April stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Springs Of Affection’ by Maeve Brennan
  2. ‘In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried’ by Amy Hempel
  3. ‘When It’s Human Instead Of When It’s Dog’ by Amy Hempel
  4. ‘My Man Bovanne’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  5. ‘The Carpet With The Big Pink Roses On It’ by Maeve Brennan
  6. ‘Stories Of Africa’ by Maeve Brennan
  7. ‘The Lesson’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  8. ‘The Sofa’ by Maeve Brennan
  9. ‘Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  10. ‘Happy Birthday’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  11. ‘Sweet Town’ by Toni Cade Bambara
  12. ‘The Eldest Child’ by Maeve Brennan
  13. ‘The Children’s Party’ by Amy Hempel
  14. ‘The Twelfth Wedding Anniversary’ by Maeve Brennan
  15. ‘A Matter Of Time’ by Frank London Brown
  16. ‘The Shadow Of Kindness’ by Maeve Brennan
  17. ‘Love, Death, And The Ladies’ Drill Team’ by Jessamyn West
  18. ‘Tonight Is A Favor To Holly’ by Amy Hempel
  19. ‘The Worm In The Apple’ by John Cheever
  20. ‘The Mysteries Of Life In An Orderly Manner’ by Jessamyn West
  21. ‘Weekend’ by Amy Hempel
  22. ‘Popular Mechanics’ by Raymond Carver

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March 2018 favorites

March 2018

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber’ by Ernest Hemingway
  2. ‘The Wide Net’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘Attracta’ by William Trevor
  4. ‘Folie À Deux’ by William Trevor
  5. ‘The Woman Of The House’ by William Trevor
  6. ‘After The Denim’ by Raymond Carver
  7. ‘The Midnight Zone’ by Lauren Groff
  8. ‘Of The Cloth’ by William Trevor
  9. ‘Probably Shakespeare’ by Jessamyn West
  10. ‘A Meeting In Middle Age’ by William Trevor
  11. ‘About Jessie Mae’ by James Purdy
  12. ‘Filial Sentiments Of A Parricide’ by Marcel Proust
  13. ‘My Mother’ by Andre Gide
  14. ‘Fable’ by Charles Yu
  15. ‘Three Short Moments In A Long Life’ by John L’Heureux

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July 2016 favorites

July2016

July 2016

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Blight’ by Stuart Dybek
  2. ‘The Lesson’ by Jessamyn West
  3. ‘Pet Milk’ by Stuart Dybek
  4. ‘Nachman’ by Leonard Michaels
  5. ‘A Day In The Country’ by Anton Chekhov
  6. ‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov
  7. ‘Mr. Parker’ by Laurie Colwin
  8. ‘Bottle Caps’ by Stuart Dybek
  9. ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’ by Ursula K. Le Guin
  10. ‘The Valiant Woman’ by J.F. Powers
  11. ‘Chopin In Winter’ by Stuart Dybek
  12. ‘The Leader Of The People’ by John Steinbeck
  13. ‘Fat And Thin’ by Anton Chekhov
  14. ‘Farwell’ by Stuart Dybek
  15. ‘The Lottery Ticket’ by Anton Chekhov
  16. ‘The Writer’s Trade’ by Nicholas Delbanco
  17. ‘Chameleon’ by Anton Chekhov

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