“Isn’t is true that everyone has his own collection of stories?  I have mine…”
– Julio Cortazar


Where I’m Calling From / Cathedral – Raymond Carver
Neighbour Rosicky – Willa Cather
A Rose for Emily / Barn Burning – William Faulkner
Funes, the Memorious – Jorge Luis Borges
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World / A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Young Goodman Brown – Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Good Man is Hard to Find / Everything That Rises Must Converge / The Life You Save May Be Your Own – Flannery O’Conner
Guests of the Nation – Frank O’Conner
The Catbird Seat / The Unicorn in the Garden – James Thurber
The Men Who Murdered Mohammed – Alfred Bester
Children on Their Birthdays – Truman Capote
The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde
The Country of the Blind / The Red Room – HG Wells
Idiots First – Bernard Malamud
Silent Snow, Secret Snow – Conrad Aiken
The Enormous Radio / The Swimmer – John Cheever
Everyday Use – Alice Walker
The Celestial Omnibus – EM Forster
The Second Tree from the Corner – EB White
A Worn Path / Why I Live at the PO – Eudora Welty
Misery / Gooseberries – Anton Chekhov
Prue – Alice Munro
My Mother’s Memoirs, My Father’s Lie and Other True Stories – Russell Banks
Everything in This Country Must – Colum McCann
Wish / Shiloh – Bobbie Ann Mason
The Father – RV Cassill
A Summer Tragedy – Arna Wendell Bontemps
Lost in the Funhouse – John Barth
Gravity – David Leavitt
Under the Banyan Tree – R.K. Narayan
The Littoral Zone – Andrea Barrett
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried – Amy Hempel
The Faithful – Paul Prather
Those Deep Elm Brown’s Ferry Blues – William Gay
Jesus is Sending You This Message – Jim Grimsley
Doe Season – David Michael Kaplan
Bible / An Episode in the Life of Professor Brooke – Tobias Wolff
“Repent, Harlequin!” Said The Ticktockman – Harlan Ellison
The Star – Arthur C. Clarke
The School / Me and Miss Mandible – Donald Barthelme
Once the Shore – Paul Yoon
The Third and Final Continent – Jhumpa Lahiri
People Like That are the Only People Here – Lori Moore
Lenny Hearts Eunice – Gary Shteyngart
Village 113 – Anthony Doerr
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas – Ursula K. Le Guin
Swaddling Clothes -Yukio Mishima
The Reverent Wooing of Archibald – P. G. Wodehouse
Poachers – Tom Franklin
Car Crash While Hitchhiking – Denis Johnson
Where is Here? – Joyce Carol Oates
Letter to the Lady of the House – Richard Bausch



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