Category Archives: short stories

#11 – The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The list of critical accolades for The Thing Around Your Neck could wrap around my neck several times. Not sure what that means but I think it’s worth noting. Short stories. Good ones. She’s young, so look for more from her … Continue reading

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#24 – Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by Z.Z. Packer

Another short story collection. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere contains some of the best short stories I’ve read, and one of my all-time favorites, “Brownies,” which has an epic first line: “By our second day at Camp Crescendo, the girls in my … Continue reading

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#29 – The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff

Here’s one thing that’s changed for me in the last decade: I like short stories. I’d read Interpreter of Maladies and Dubliners and the odd Raymond Carver piece, and that was pretty much it. I’d try to read short stories, but they … Continue reading

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