Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul. --Joyce Carol Oates

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Short Stories Read in 2008

1. "The Universal Story." Ali Smith
2. "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves." Karen Russell
3. "The Specialist's Hat." Kelly Link
4. "A Boring Story." Anton Chekhov
5. "Gooseberries." Anton Chekhov
6. "Her Dog." Tobias Wolff
7. "The Famous Poll at Jody's Bar." Ellen Gilchrist
8. "Witness to the Crucifixion." Ellen Gilchrist
9. "A Lady with Pearls." Ellen Gilchrist
10. "The Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor." Ellen Gilchrist
11. "Anna, Part I." Ellen Gilchrist
12. "Pharmacy." Elizabeth Strout
13. Incoming Tide." Elizabeth Strout
14. "The Piano Player." Elizabeth Strout
15. "A Little Burst." Elizabeth Strout
16. "Starving." Elizabeth Strout
17. "A Different Road." Elizabeth Strout
18. "Winter Concert." Elizabeth Strout
19. "Tulips." Elizabeth Strout
20. "Basket of Trips." Elizabeth Strout
21. "Ship in a Bottle." Elizabeth Strout
22. "Security." Elizabeth Strout
23. "Criminal." Elizabeth Strout
24. "River." Elizabeth Strout
25. "A View of the Woods." Flannery O'Connor
26. "Over There." Julie Hecht
27. "Being and Nothingness." Julie Hecht
28. "A Little Present of This Dark November Day." Julie Hecht
29. "Thank You For the Mittens." Julie Hecht
30. "Get Money." Julie Hecht
31. "Cramp Bark." Julie Hecht
32. "Happy Trails to You." Julie Hecht
33. "Love is Blind." Julie Hecht
34. "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You." Julie Hecht
35. "The Thrill is Gone." Julie Hecht (reread)
36. "The Partridge Festival." Flannery O'Connor
37. "The Horse-Stealers." Anton Chekhov
38. "A Dead Body." Anton Chekhov
39. "A Story Without a Title." Anton Chekhov
40. "The Enduring Chill." Flannery O'Connor
41. "The Comforts of Home." Flannery O'Connor
42. Judgement Day." Flannery O'Connor
43. "A Temporary Matter." Jhumpa Lahiri
44. "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dinner." Jhumpa Lahiri
45. "Why Do the Heathen Rage?" Flannery O'Connor
46. "Everything That Rises Must Converge." Flannery O'Connor
47. "Lion and the Sun." Anton Chekhov
48. "On the Quai at Smyrna." Ernest Hemingway
49. "A White Bible." Tobias Wolff
50. "Revelation." Flannery O'Connor
51. "The Lame Shall Enter First." Flannery O'Connor
52. "Parker's Back." Flannery O'Connor