December 2021 favorites

December 2021

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Meneseteung’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Another Christmas’ by William Trevor
  3. ‘Cold And Sunny’ by Maeve Brennan
  4. ‘Mr. Salary’ by Sally Rooney
  5. ‘Naga’ by R.K. Narayan
  6. ‘Even Pretty Eyes Commit Crimes’ by M.J. Hyland
  7. ‘You Are My Dear Friend’ by Madhuri Vijay
  8. ‘Rape Fantasies’ by Margaret Atwood
  9. ‘The Leaf-Sweeper’ by Muriel Spark
  10. ‘Midnight Mass’ by Machado de Assis
  11. ‘A Voyage To Cythera’ by Margaret Drabble
  12. ‘American Dreams’ by Peter Carey
  13. ‘Weekend’ by Shirley Hazzard
  14. ‘The Homecoming’ by Rabindraneth Tagore
  15. ‘Spirit Of Christmas’ by Jeanette Winterson
  16. ‘Our Sleeping Lungs Opened To The Cold’ by Elizabeth Tan
  17. ‘You Are Happy?’ by Akhil Sharma

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August 2021 favorites

August 2021

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Mad Lomasneys’ by Frank O’Connor
  2. ‘Bluebell Meadow’ by Benedict Kiely
  3. ‘Bravado’ by William Trevor
  4. ‘Upturned’ by Frank O’Connor
  5. ‘The Trout’ by Sean O’Faolain
  6. ‘News For The Church’ by Frank O’Connor
  7. ‘The Mouth Of The Cave’ by Edna O’Brien
  8. ‘The Day We Got Our Own Back’ by Maeve Brennan
  9. ‘Unread Messages’ by Sally Rooney
  10. ‘The Majesty Of The Law’ by Frank O’Connor
  11. ‘Lord Emsworth Acts For The Best’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  12. ‘The Sugawn Chair’ by Sean O’Faolain
  13. ‘Unholy Living And Half Dying’ by Sean O’Faolain
  14. ‘Color And Light’ by Sally Rooney
  15. ‘The Wine Breath’ by John McGahern
  16. ‘Everything In This Country Must’ by Colum McCann
  17. ‘A Dead Cert’ by Sean O’Faolain
  18. ‘The Poteen Maker’ by Michael McLaverty
  19. ‘Up The Bare Stairs’ by Sean O’Faolain
  20. ‘Who’s-Dead McCarthy’ by Kevin Barry
  21. ‘The Curfew’ by Roddy Doyle
  22. ‘Judas’ by Frank O’Connor
  23. ‘Legend For A Painting’ by Julia O’Faolain
  24. ‘On The Empty Shore’ by Seosamh Mac Grianna
  25. ‘(She Owns) Every Thing’ by Anne Enright

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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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