February 2018 favorites

February 2018

The February stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Brokeback Mountain’ by Annie Proulx
  2. ‘Daisy’s Valentine’ by Mary Gaitskill
  3. ‘Clara’ by Roberto Bolaño
  4. ‘The Wife’ by Jennifer Jordan
  5. ‘Counting Breaths’ by Rosemarie Robotham
  6. ‘Last Night’ by James Salter
  7. ‘Cafeteria’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  8. ‘- And The Moon Be Still As Bright’ by Ray Bradbury
  9. ‘Fedora’ by Kate Chopin
  10. ‘The Lynching Of Jube Benson’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  11. ‘Solo On The Drums’ by Ann Petry
  12. ‘The Stout Gentleman’ by Washington Irving
  13. ‘The Man Who Disliked Cats’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  14. ‘Water Child’ by Edwidge Danticat
  15. ‘The Lost Decade’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. ‘Living’ by Grace Paley
  17. ‘Between The Halves’ by John O’Hara

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‘Clara’ by Roberto Bolaño

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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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‘Henri Simon Leprince’ by Roberto Bolaño

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‘Days Of 1978’ by Roberto Bolaño

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‘Mauricio (‘The Eye’) Silva’ by Roberto Bolaño

Mauricio (“The Eye”) Silva by Roberto Bolaño, 2001 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Last Evenings On Earth’ by Roberto Bolaño

Last Evenings On Earth by Roberto Bolaño, 2001 Read the rest of this entry »