June 2017 favorites

June 2017

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘My Purple Scented Novel’ by Ian McEwen
  2. ‘Roman Fever’ by Edith Wharton
  3. ‘The Lotus’ by Jean Rhys
  4. ‘Playing With Dynamite’ by John Updike
  5. ‘A Family Man’ by V.S. Pritchett
  6. ‘The Brown Chest’ by John Updike
  7. ‘A Piece Of String’ by Guy de Maupassant
  8. ‘The Lovely Troubled Daughters Of Our Old Crowd’ by John Updike
  9. ‘Some Terpsichore’ by Elizabeth McCracken
  10. ‘Gesturing’ by John Updike
  11. ‘Manikin’ by Leonard Michaels
  12. ‘The Man Who Loved Extinct Mammals’ by John Updike
  13. ‘The Duchess And The Jeweller’ by Virginia Woolf
  14. ‘Change Of Treatment’ by W.W. Jacobs
  15. ‘Good Intentions’ by Etgar Keret
  16. ‘Graven Image’ by John O’Hara
  17. ‘To Those Of You Who Missed Your Connecting Flights Out Of O’Hare’ by Amy Hempel

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‘The Lovely Troubled Daughters Of Our Old Crowd’ by John Updike

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‘The Man Who Loved Extinct Mammals’ by John Updike

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The Man Who Loved Extinct Mammals by John Updike, 1975 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Playing With Dynamite’ by John Updike

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Playing With Dynamite by John Updike, 1992 Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Brown Chest’ by John Updike

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‘Gesturing’ by John Updike

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February 2017 favorites

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February 2017

The February stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘We Didn’t’ by Stuart Dybek
  2. ‘Separating’ by John Updike
  3. ‘A Retrieved Reformation’ by O. Henry
  4. ‘Postcard’ by Alice Munro
  5. ‘Aurora’ by Junot Diaz
  6. ‘Ligeia’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  7. ‘The Altar Of The Dead’ by Henry James
  8. ‘An Ounce Of Cure’ by Alice Munro
  9. ‘The Furnished Room’ by O. Henry
  10. ‘Transients In Arcadia’ by O. Henry
  11. ‘On The Gull’s Road’ by Willa Cather
  12. ‘The Skylight Room’ by O. Henry
  13. ‘How’ by Roxane Gay
  14. ‘Teller’s Ticket’ by Robert Flanagan
  15. ‘It Was Romance’ by Miranda July
  16. ‘The Romance Of A Busy Broker’ by O. Henry

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