What I Read During National Short Story Month 2011

Here is the list of stories that I read during National Short Story Month, 2011. If the date has a link, it points to the piece I wrote about it for Markings. If the title has a link, the story is available online. If the author’s name has a link, the author has a personal website.

05/01/2011 — “A Country Where You Once Lived.” Robin Black. in If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. Random House, 2010.
05/02/2011 — “In Its Place.” Janice Shapiro. in Bummer and Other Stories. Soft Skull Press. 2010
05/03/2011 — “Second Child.” Kathryn Ma. in All That Work and Still No Boys. University of Iowa Press, 2009.
05/04/2011 — “Sister Imelda.” Edna O’Brien. in A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories. Penguin Books, 1984.
05/05/2011 — “Revelation.” Jessica Treadway. in Please Come Back To Me. The University of Georgia Press. 2010.
05/06/2011 — “Professor Asher’s Magnificent Party Hat.” Curtis Smith. in The Species Crown. Press 53, 2007.
05/07/2011 — “Jonas.” Belle Boggs. in Mattaponi Queen. Graywolf Press, 2010.
05/08/2011 — “Heart Shaped Rock.” Antonya Nelson. in Some Fun: Stories and a Novella. Scribner, 2006.
05/09/2011 — “The Beginning of Grief.” Nicholas Montemarano. in If the Sky Falls. Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2005.
05/10/2011 — “Furlough.” Alexi Zentner. in The Atlantic. Fiction 2009.
05/11/2011 — “Boy with Finch.” Sara Majka. in The Gettysburg Review. Summer 2011.
05/12/2011 — “Where the God of Love Hangs Out.” Amy Bloom. in Where the God of Love Hangs Out. Random House, 2010.
05/13/2011 — “The Pitcher.” Andre Dubus. in Fielder’s Choice: An Anthology of Baseball Fiction. Jerome Holtzman, ed. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.
05/14/2011 — “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.” Katherine Anne Porter. in The American Tradition in Literature, Revised, Volume 2, W.W. Norton, 1962.
05/15/2011 — “Cool, Trim, Quick in the Water.” Debra Monroe. in A Wild, Cold State, Scribner, 1995.
05/16/2011 — “Overcast.” Richard Bausch. in Something Is Out There. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
05/17/2011 — “Chatter.” Catherine Brady. in The Kenyon Review. Spring 1996.
05/18/2011 — “Lost Parts.” Ann Hood. in The Ornithologist’s Guide to Life. W.W. Norton, 2004.
05/19/2011 — “The Voyeur.” Kim Edwards. in Story, Winter 2000.
05/20/2011 — “Blood Work,” Bonnie Jo Campbell. in Story, Winter 2000.
05/21/2011 — “The Nine Billion Names of God.” Arthur C. Clarke. in Man the Myth-Maker. W.T. Jewkes, ed. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
05/22/2011 — “Nobody Walks to the Mennonites.” Lori Ostlund. in The Bigness of the World. The University of Georgia Press, 2009.
05/23/2011 — “A Little Remote.” Evelyn Conlon. in Taking Scarlet as a Real Colour. The Blackstaff Press, 1993.
05/24/2011 — “Autumn Sunshine.” William Trevor. in God: Stories. C. Michael Curtis, ed. Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
05/25/2011 — “Double Whammy.” Perri Klass. in Ploughshares. Fall 2003.
05/26/2011 — “Kiss Him Goodnight.” Gabriel Brownstein. in Glimmer Train. Summer 2011.
05/27/2011 — “Painted Ship, Painted Ocean.” Rebecca Makkai. in The Best American Short Stories 2010. Houghton Mifflin 2010.
05/28/2011 — “Sunday at the Mintons.” Sylvia Plath. in Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams. Faber and Faber, 1979.
05/29/2011 — “The Stories of the House.” Julie Hayden. in The Lists of the Past, Viking, 1976.
05/30/2011 — “Comrades.” Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward. in Civil War Women. Frank McSherry et al. eds, August House, 1988.
05/31/2011 — “The Lives of the Dead.” Tim O’Brien. in The Things They Carried. Penguin Books. 1990



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