>The New Yorker: "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" by Daniyal Mueenuddin

>This is Mueenuddin’s second story in The New Yorker in the past couple of months, and third since August of…

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>The New Yorker: "Ghosts" by Edwidge Danticat

>I’m torn. On the one hand, this is a marvelous story, filled with tension, beautiful language, an exotic setting, and…

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>The New Yorker: "Lostronaut" by Jonathan Lethem

>The contributor notes this week tell us that Jonathan Lethem has a new novel coming out in 2009, news that…

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>The New Yorker: Story of the Year 2008 — NOMINATIONS OPEN

>As I did last year, I plan to name a Best New Yorker Story of the Year. Last year I…

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>The New Yorker: "Leopard" by Wells Tower

>Please. Are they serious? First, this comment is late because my copy of the magazine didn’t arrive. Still hasn’t arrived.…

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>The New Yorker: "The Fat Man’s Race" by Louise Erdrich

>I assume that this story is included in honor of Halloween, since it does feature the Devil as one of…

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>The New Yorker: "The BoyWho Had Never Seen the Sea” by J. M. G. Le Clézio

>This story by the recent Nobel Prize winner Le Clézio is NOT online so you’ll either have to find a…

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>The New Yorker: "Sleep" by Roddy Doyle

>What’s odd about this story is the sense of being lost in time. When the story begins, the reader doesn’t…

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>The New Yorker: "Gold Boy, Emerald Girl" by Yiyun Li

>This story isn’t as good as the last Yiyun Li story in The New Yorker (“A Man Like Him”). After…

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>The New Yorker: "The Idiot President" by Daniel Alarcón

>Anyone who has read Daniel Alarcón’s Lost City Radio will, I imagine, recognize the style and cadence of this story.…

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