Jane Bowles, “East Side: North Africa”
Carson McCullers, “The Great Eaters of Georgia”
Kate Chopin, “Fedora”
H. L. Mencken, “The Diary of a Retreat”
Edith Wharton, “The Pelican”
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Angel of the Odd”
Emily Greene Balch, “Toward Human Unity”
Library of America’s Top 10 Story of the Week selections of 2016
John O’Hara, “Christmas Poem”
Shirley Jackson, “Biography of a Story”
Robert Hagy, “The Worst News That I Have Encountered in the Last 20 Years”
Loren Eiseley, “The Fifth Planet”
Carson McCullers, “Wunderkind”
Mark Twain, “My First Lie and How I Got Out of It”
Julian Hawthorne, “Absolute Evil”
Caroline W. Healey Dall, “A Sketch from Maryland Life”
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