Wednesday, January 29, 2014

25 Recommended Stories from my 2013 Reading


In 2013, I read 106 'long' short stories. Finalising a list of 25 highly recommended stories is never easy but these were my favourites:

“A Private Posession” Richard Yates (Uncollected Stories in Collected Stories)     

“Fits” Alice Munro Munro (Selected Stories: originally in The Progress of Love)  

“Saying Goodbye to Sally” Richard Yates (Liars in Love)                                      

“Dulse” Alice Munro (Selected Stories: Originally in The Moons of Jupiter)          

“Evening on the Cote d’Azur” Richard Yates (Uncollected Stories in Collected Stories)                                                                                                                       

“The Turkey Season” Alice Munro (Selected Stories: Originally in The Moons of Jupiter)                                                                                                                           

“Forever, Miss Tapekwa County” Lisa L. Hannett (The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011)                                                                                         

“Reeling for the Empire” Karen Russell (Vampires in the Lemon Grove originally in Tin House)                                                                                                                  

“The Comptroller and the Wild Wind”  Richard Yates (Uncollected Stories in Collected Stories)                                                                                                        

“Regards at Home” Richard Yates (Liars in Love)                                                      

“The Oblivion Box” Faith Mudge (Dreaming of Djinn)                                            

“Palming the Lady” Deborah Biancotti (Bad Power)                                                  

“Liars in Love” Richard Yates (Liars in Love)                                                          

“A Clinical Romance” Richard Yates (Uncollected Stories in Collected Stories)     

“A Compassionate Leave” Richard Yates (Liars in Love)                                         
“Silver, Sharp as Silk” Dan Rabarts (Dreaming of Djinn)                                         

“Lichen” Alice Munro (Selected Stories: originally in The Progress of Love)         

“Web of Lies”  Deborah Biancotti (Bad Power)                                                       

“Berries and Incense” Felicity Dowker (The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011)                                                                                                     

“The Beggar Maid” Alice Munro (Selected Stories)                                                 

“The Quiet Realm of the Dark Queen” Jenny Blackford (Dreaming of Djinn)       

“This is my Living Room” Tom Mcafee (Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories ed. James Moffett & Kenneth R. McElheny originally in Poems and Stories by Tom Mcafee)                                                                                                              

“A Convalescent Ego” Richard Yates (Uncollected Stories in Collected Stories)    

“Vampires in the Lemon Grove” Karen Russell (Vampires in the Lemon Grove originally in Zoetrope:All Story                                                                                  

“Cross that Bridge” Deborah Biancotti (Bad Power)                                                



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