The New Yorker: “Ox Mountain Death Song” by Kevin Barry

October 29, 2012: “Ox Mountain Death Song” by Kevin Barry Although the opening of this story confused me—I guess I…

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The New Yorker: “Breatharians” by Callan Wink

October 22, 2012: “Breatharians” by Callan Wink If you love cats, you might not like this story much. In fact,…

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The New Yorker: “The Semplica-girl Diaries” by George Saunders

October 15, 2012: “The Semplica-girls Diaries” by George Saunders It’s Saunders, so you know there’s going to be something strange…

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The New Yorker: “Fischer vs. Spassky” by Lara Vapnyar

October 8, 2012: “Fischer vs. Spassky” by Lara Vapnyar After reading this story, I figured it was a novel excerpt…

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The New Yorker: “Jack and the Mad Dog” by Tony Earley

October 1, 2012: “Jack and the Mad Dog” by Tony Earley I completely understand Earley’s impulse here. He was interested…

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The New Yorker: “The Third-Born” by Mohsin Hamid

September 24, 2012: “The Third-Born” by Mohsin Hamid As far as I’m concerned, this “story” has two strikes against it.…

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The New Yorker: “The Last Few Kilometres” by Leonard Tsypkin

September 17, 2012: “The Last Few Kilometres” by Leonard Tsypkin I don’t recognize the name of the writer, from Minsk,…

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The New Yorker: “The Casserole” by Thomas McGuane

September 10, 2012: “The Casserole” by Thomas McGuane Mercifully short, the story is about a couple traveling to the wife’s…

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The New Yorker: “Birnam Wood” by T. Coraghessan Boyle

September 3, 2012: “Birnam Wood” by T. Coraghessan Boyle Like last week’s Alice Munro story, this one is available for…

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The New Yorker: “Amundsen” by Alice Munro

August 27, 2012: “Amundsen” by Alice Munro This isn’t going to be one of my favorite Munro stories. It’s about…

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