The New Yorker: “Paranoia” by Shirley Jackson

August 5, 2013: “Paranoia” by Shirley Jackson Q&A with Laurence Jackson Hyman I wish I could be more enthusiastic about…

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The New Yorker: “Collectors” by Daniel Alarcón

July 29, 2013: “Collectors” by Daniel Alarcón. We learn from the Q&A with Daniel Alarcón that this “story” is excerpted…

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The New Yorker: “From a Farther Room” by David Gilbert

July 22, 2013: “From a Farther Room” by David Gilbert What, then, is this creature Robert finds? Robert, while his…

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The New Yorker: “All Ahead of Them” by Tobias Wolff

July 8 & 15, 2013: “All Ahead of Them” by Tobias Wolff Bud and Arden in this story remind me…

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The New Yorker: “Mastiff” by Joyce Carol Oates

July 1, 2013: “Mastiff” by Joyce Carol Oates To begin with, you should read this story, which is available online…

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The New Yorker: “Stars” by Thomas McGuane

June 24, 2013: “Stars” by Thomas McGuane We learn from the Q&A with Thomas McGuane that this is NOT an…

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The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue: “Scenes of the Crime” by Cormac McCarthy

“Scenes of the Crime” by Cormac McCarthy Excerpted and adapted from the screenplay for “The Counselor,” a Ridley Scott film…

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The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue: “Happy Trails” by Sherman Alexie

“Happy Trails” by Sherman Alexie This might be my favorite piece in the issue. The story begins: “Forty-one years ago,…

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The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue: “Brotherly Love” by Jhumpa Lahiri

“Brotherly Love” by Jhumpa Lahiri We learn from the Q&A with Jhumpa Lahiri that “Brotherly Love” is an excerpt from…

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The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue: “Slide to Unlock” by Ed Park

“Slide to Unlock” by Ed Park Clever. We don’t know why until the end of the story, but the narrator…

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