January 2022 favorites

January 2022

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Whole World Knows’ by Eudora Welty
  2. ‘Clytie’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘The Family Meadow’ by John Updike
  4. ‘Travis, B.’ by Maile Meloy
  5. ‘Ava Wrestles The Alligator’ by Karen Russell
  6. ‘Displaced’ by Richard Ford
  7. ‘Four Lean Hounds, ca. 1976’ by Maile Meloy
  8. ‘Uncle High Lonesome’ by Barry Hannah
  9. ‘Alaska’ by Alice Adams
  10. ‘Riddle’ by Thomas McGuane
  11. ‘Flower Hunters’ by Lauren Groff
  12. ‘Treasure State’ by Smith Henderson
  13. ‘Magnolia Flower’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  14. ‘Happy’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  15. ‘Without Inspection’ by Edwidge Danticat
  16. ‘FAQs’ by Allegra Goodman
  17. ‘Boys’ by Rick Moody
  18. ‘Through The Safety Net’ by Charles Baxter

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July 2017 favorites

July 2017

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Death And The Compass’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  2. ‘Why I Live At The P.O.’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘Cathedral’ by Raymond Carver
  4. ‘The Whole Town’s Sleeping’ by Ray Bradbury
  5. ‘Water Liars’ by Barry Hannah
  6. ‘A Case Of Identity’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. ‘The Mystery Of The Spanish Chest’ by Agatha Christie
  8. ‘Coming Close To Donna’ by Barry Hannah
  9. ‘The Blind Man’ by D.H. Lawrence
  10. ‘Midnight And I’m Not Famous Yet’ by Barry Hannah
  11. ‘The Oracle Of The Dog’ by G.K. Chesterton
  12. ‘Even Greenland’ by Barry Hannah
  13. ‘Republica Y Grau’ by Daniel Alarcón
  14. ‘Good Boys Deserve Favors’ by Neil Gaiman
  15. ‘North Coast’ by Thomas McGuane
  16. ‘Trek’ by Barry Hannah
  17. ‘Cowardice’ by Abdeslam Boulaich

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September 2016 favorites

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September 2016

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Cowboy’ by Thomas McGuane
  2. ‘Commercial’ by John Updike
  3. ‘Ice’ by Thomas McGuane
  4. ‘The Full Glass’ by John Updike
  5. ‘When Everyone Was Pregnant’ by John Updike
  6. ‘Minutes Of The Last Meeting’ by John Updike
  7. ‘All Summer In A Day’ by Ray Bradbury
  8. ‘Delivering’ by Andre Dubus
  9. ‘The Fire Balloons’ by Ray Bradbury
  10. ‘The Off Season’ by Ray Bradbury
  11. ‘The Postmaster’ by Rabindranath Tagore
  12. ‘The Mechanic’ by Lena Dunham
  13. ‘Vicious Circle’ by Thomas McGuane
  14. ‘Problems’ by John Updike
  15. ‘Gender Studies’ by Curtis Sittenfeld
  16. ‘Fauntleroy’s Ghost’ by Vinnie Wilhelm
  17. ‘The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh’ by Ray Bradbury
  18. ‘Gallatin Canyon’ by Thomas McGuane
  19. ‘Old Friends’ by Thomas McGuane
  20. ‘The Fight Of The Good Ship Clarissa’ by Ray Bradbury