September 2017

September 2017

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Daylight Come’ by Amy Hempel
  2. ‘Last Evenings On Earth’ by Roberto Bolaño
  3. ‘The Toughest Indian In The World’ by Sherman Alexie
  4. ‘Other Women’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  5. ‘New York Day Women’ by Edwidge Danticat
  6. ‘The Harvest’ by Amy Hempel
  7. ‘Phone Calls’ by Roberto Bolaño
  8. ‘Rapture Of The Deep’ by Amy Hempel
  9. ‘Mauricio (‘The Eye’) Silva’ by Roberto Bolaño
  10. ‘Tom-Rock Through The Eels’ by Amy Hempel
  11. ‘The Lady’s Maid’ by Katherine Mansfield
  12. ‘The Wind-Up Bird And Tuesday’s Women’ by Haruki Murakami
  13. ‘Son Of The Wolfman’ by Michael Chabon
  14. ‘Days Of 1978’ by Roberto Bolaño
  15. ‘Henri Simon Leprince’ by Roberto Bolaño
  16. ‘And Lead Us Not Into Penn Station’ by Amy Hempel
  17. ‘Soldiers’ by Ellease Southerland
  18. ‘At The Animal Shelter’ by Amy Hempel
  19. ‘Murder’ by Amy Hempel

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‘The Lady’s Maid’ by Katherine Mansfield

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April 2017 favorites

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April 2017

The April stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. ‘The Garden Party’ by Katherine Mansfield
  3. ‘The Dinner Party’ by Joshua Ferris
  4. ‘The Party’ by Anton Chekhov
  5. ‘The Red Bow’ by George Saunders
  6. ‘Ranch Girl’ by Maile Meloy
  7. ‘Stitches’ by Antonya Nelson
  8. ‘Communist’ by Richard Ford
  9. ‘Malta Sheffer’ by Nelson Eubanks
  10. ‘A Short Walk From The Station’ by John O’Hara
  11. ‘Disguised’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  12. ‘Incarnations Of Burned Children’ by David Foster Wallace

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‘The Garden Party’ by Katherine Mansfield

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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

‘At The Bay’ by Katherine Mansfield

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September 2015 favorites

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September 2015

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Doll’s House’ by Katherine Mansfield
  2. ‘Walk In The Moon Shadows’ by Jesse Stuart
  3. ‘The Baby In The Icebox’ by James M. Cain
  4. ‘The Horse Dealer’s Daughter’ by D.H. Lawrence
  5. ‘The Rescue’ by V.S. Pritchett
  6. ‘A Complicated Nature’ by William Trevor
  7. ‘The Standard Of Living’ by Dorothy Parker
  8. ‘Children Of The Sea’ by Edwidge Danticat
  9. ‘The Provincials’ by Daniel Alarcon
  10. ‘Eatonville Anthology’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  11. ‘Birdsong’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  12. ‘The Letter Writers’ by Elizabeth Taylor
  13. ‘The There There’ by Antonya Nelson
  14. ‘Winter In Yalta’ by Antonya Nelson
  15. ‘The Bowl’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. ‘Funny Once’ by Antonya Nelson
  17. ‘Literally’ by Antonya Nelson
  18. ‘Death Constant Beyond Love’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  19. ‘A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud’ by Carson McCullers
  20. ‘The Jungle’ by Elizabeth Bowen
  21. ‘Quality Time’ by Richard Ford
  22. ‘The Gully’ by Russell Banks
  23. ‘Inventing Wampanoag, 1672’ by Ben Shattuck