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    The best American short stories ... and the yearbook of the American short story.
    Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1942-.
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  • Short stories, American -- Periodicals.
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  • Short stories -- Bibliography -- Periodicals.
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    0067-6233
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    volumes
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    1924: -- Champlin / Morgan Burke -- Billy / Mildred Cram -- Phantom adventure / Floyd Dell -- The cracked teapot / Charles Caldwell Dobie -- The last dive / Carlos Drake -- Adventures of Andrew Lang / Charles J. Finger -- The biography of Blade / Zona Gale -- Corputt / Tupper Greenwald -- The young men go down / Harry Hervey -- The lesser gift / Leonard L. Hess -- Grudges / Rupert Hughes -- A postscript to divorce / Gouverneur Morris -- Forgiveness / Lizette Woodworth Reese -- Nocturne: a red shawl / Rogert Sergel -- The black laugh / A. B. Shiffrin -- Four generations / Ruth Suckow -- Two women and Hog-Back Ridge / Melvin Van de Bark -- The poet / Warren L. Van Dine -- In a thicket / Glenway Wescott -- Shoes / Frances Gilchrist Wood --
    1925: -- The gift / Sandra Alexander -- The return / Sherwood Anderson -- Gertrude Donvan / Nathan Asch -- Guard of honor / Barry Benefield -- The beggar of Alczar / Konrad Bercovici -- The laugh / Bella Cohen -- The hands of the enemy / Charles Caldwell Dobie -- The city of refuge / Rudolph Fisher -- An army with banners / Kathrine Fullerton Gerould -- Coward's Castle / Walter Gilkyson -- How does it feel to be free? / Manual Komroff -- Haircut / Ring Lardner -- The ill wind / Robert Robinson -- The old lady / Evelyn Scott -- Old Man Ledge / May Stanley -- Six dollars / Wilbur Daniel Steele -- The home town / Milton Waldman -- Fire and water / Glenway Wescott -- The devil drum / Barrett Willoughby -- Gideon's revenge / Elinor Wylie --
    1928: -- The guardian angel / Frederick Hazlitt Brennan -- The cat that lived at the Ritz / Louis Bromfield -- Seven blocks apart / Katharine Brush -- A country passion / Morley Callaghan -- At the sign of the three daughters / Dorothy Canfield -- John of God, the water carrier / Maria Cristina Chambers -- No dam' Yankee / Irvin S. Cobb -- The first of Mr. Blue / Myles Connolly -- The swamper / Walter D. Edmonds -- Home to mother's / Eleanor E. Harris -- Lady wipers - of Ypres. / Llewellyn Hughes -- Give this little girl a hand / Fannie Hurst -- Battered armor / Edward L. McKenna -- A telephone call / Dorothy Parker -- Fences / "L. Paul" -- On the mountain-side / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- The Jew / Edwin Seaver -- The romantic sailor / James Stevens -- Midwestern primitive / Ruth Suckow -- So-long, oldtimer / Edmund Ware --
    1932: -- The foreigner / Bill Adams -- Horizon / Alvah C. Bessie -- Love's so many things / Clifford Bragdon --Poisoner in motley / Louis Brennan -- Sand / Wanda Burnett -- Sherrell / Whit Burnett -- Warm river / Erskine Caldwell -- The red hat / Morley Callaghan -- The honest wine merchant / Helena Lefroy Caperton -- The story of the stranger / John Cournos -- So tall the corn / David Cornel De Jong -- Hansel / Andra Diefenthaler -- Smoke / William Faulkner -- Napoleon's hat under glass / Manuel Komroff -- Spring story / Meridel Lesueur -- An arrival at Carthage / Scammon Lockwood -- Mist on the meadow / William March -- Heel, toe, and A I, 2,3,4 / George Milburn -- The kimono / Ira V. Morris -- Shepherd of the Lord / Peter Neagoe -- Load / Dudley Schnabel -- Gentleman in blue / Laurence Stallings -- The family chronicle / Bernhard Johann Tüting -- Untitled story / José Garcia Villa -- The quarrel / Leo L. Ward --
    1936: -- In the cage / Roger Burlingame -- The blue kimono / Morley Callaghan -- The murder on Jefferson Street / Dorothy Canfield -- The hunch / A.H.Z. Carr -- Catfalque / Charles Cooke -- The North Wind doth blow / Evan Coombes -- That will be fine / William Faulkner -- That's what happened to me / Michal Fessier -- Torrent of darkness / S. S. Field -- The doorstop / Roy Flannagan -- Her own sweet simplicity / Martha Foley -- Enemy country / Waltet Gilkyson -- Two words are a story / Elizabeth Hall -- With some gaiety and laughter / Frank K. Kelly -- Tinkle and family take a ride / Karlton Kelm -- That blowzy goddess fame / Manuel Komroff -- A kind of a sunset / Erling Larsen -- Annunciation / Meridel Le Sueur -- The shroud / Dorothy McCleary -- Man on a road / Albert Maltz -- The grave / Katherine Anne Porter -- Thanks for nothing / Roaldus Richmond -- Fogue for harmonica / Allan Seager -- A life in the day of a writer / Tess Slesinger -- Traveling salesman / Elisabeth Wilkings Thomas -- The Mustydines was ripe / Howell Vines -- American nocturne / Robert Whitehand -- On the sidewalk / William E. Wilson -- Only the dead know Brooklyn / Thomas Wolfe --
    1942: -- Biceps / Nelson Algren -- The valet of the splendide / Ludwig Bemelmans -- 5135 Kensington: August, 1903 / Sally Benson -- Nothing ever breaks except the heart / Kay Boyle -- For each of us / Jack Y. Bryan -- The portable phonograph / Walter Van Tilburg Clark / That frozen hour / David Cornel DeFong -- Prairies / Boyce Eakin -- Tell him I wanted / Morton Fineman -- A loaf of bread / Robert Gibbons -- Those are as brothers / Nancy Hale -- That Greek dog / MacKinlay Kantor -- Sam Small's better half / Eric Knight -- Death of a country doctor / Mary Medearis -- Caput Mortuum / Edita Morris -- My friend Flicka / Mary O'Hara -- The green village / Margaret Rhodes Peattie -- The hummingbird that lived through winter / William Saroyan -- Sacrifice of Isaac / Michael Seide -- The real Viennese Schmalz / Budd Wilson Schulberg -- Search through the streets of the city / Irwin Shaw -- In the twilight / Wallace Stegner -- How Edith McGillcuddy met R. L. Stevenson / John Steinbeck -- The Storm / Jesse Stuart -- The fancy woman / Peter Taylor -- My pigeon pair / Dorothy Thomas -- You could look it up / James Thurber -- The bees / Joan Vatsek / At Sallygap / Mary Lavin -- Hunger / Marjorie Worthington --
    1950: -- Where did yesterday go? / Charles Angoff -- Shadow of evil / James Aswell -- The wild flower / Sanora Babb -- Edge of doom / Warren Beck -- A sermon by Doctor Pep / Soul Bellow -- Death under the Hawthornes / Peggy Bennett -- Pastor Dowe at Tacate / Paul Bowles -- Jishin / Robert Christopher -- The NRACP / George P. Elliott -- The fear of innocence / Leslie A. Fiedler -- The pigeon / Ralph Gustafson -- The mouse / Marianne Hauser -- The author / Josephine W. Johnson -- The artist / Ralph Kaplan -- "Hail brother and farewell" / Sylvan Karchmer -- Comes a day / Speed Lamkin -- The glass wall / Victoria Lincoln -- The world outside / Howard Maier -- The Cape / Esther McCoy -- My brother's second funeral / Edward Newhouse -- Take her up tenderly / Hoke Norris -- Bright and morning / Glidden Parker -- The old acrobat and the ruined city / Clay Putman -- Not with our fathers / Abraham Rothberg -- The promise / Ramona Steward -- A master time / James Still -- The hired man / Joan Strong -- A wife of Nashville / Peter Taylor --
    1951: -- Flight through the dark / Roger Angell -- Inland, Western Sea / Nathan Asch -- A fugitive from the mind / Peggy Bennett -- The end of the Depression / Mary Bolté -- In Greenwich there are many gravelled walks / Hortense Calisher -- Sense of direction / Leonard Casper -- Larchmoor is not the world / R. V. Cassill -- The season of divorce / John Cheever -- The hunters / Harris Downey -- The Temperative Zone / Elizabeth Enright -- The kingdom of Gordon / F. Carol Goodman -- The value of the dollar / Ethel Edison Gordon -- Her breath upon the windowpane / William Goyen -- The Summer people / Shirley Jackson -- The mother's story / Josephine W. Johnson -- Fru Holm / Ilona Karmel -- Old Century's river / Oliver La Farge -- Old turkey neck / George Lanning -- Portrait / Ethel G. Lewis -- The glass house / Dorothy Livesay -- The wishbone / Robie Macauley -- The prison / Bernard Malamud -- The butchbirds / Esther Patt -- Death of a favorite / J. F. Powers -- The tabby cat / Paul Rader -- The nemesis / Jean Stafford -- The last of the grizzly bears / Ray B. West, Jr. -- The resemblance between a violin case and a coffin / Tennessee Williams --
    1955: -- A Matter of price / Robert O. Bowen -- The excursionists / Nancy Cardozo -- Bachelor of arts / Nancy G. Chaikin -- The country husband / John Cheever -- The fisherman from Chihuahua / Evan S. Connell, Jr. -- The decline and fall of Augie Sheean / Joe Coogan -- The day of the equinox / Daniel Curley -- Little Joe / William Eastlake -- Brother Quintillian and Dick the chemist / George P. Elliott -- The hundredth centennial / Mac Myman -- The resting place / Oliver La Farge -- The magic barrel / Bernard Malamud -- Dead center / Judith Merril -- Portrait of my son as a young man / Elizabeth H. Middleton -- The professor and the poet / Marvin Mudrick -- Yore / Howard Nemerov -- A circle in the fire / Flannery O'Connor -- Tip on a dead jockey / Irwin Shaw -- Maiden in a tower / Wallace Stegner -- Bird man / David Stuart -- Herman's day / Harvey Swados -- I got a friend / Mark Van Doren -- The scale room / George Vukelich -- Going to Naples / Eudora Welty --
    1956: -- In an early winter / Roger Angell -- The snow owl / Morris Brown -- We're all guests / George R. Clay -- In a foreign city / Robert M. Coates -- The undertow / Wesley Ford Davis -- The devil on a hot afternoon / Ward Dorrance -- The hobo / Harris Downey -- The quiet chimneys / William Eastlake -- Is he dead? George P. Elliott -- Free the canaries from the their cages! / Arthur Granit -- How Levon Dai was surrendered to the Edemuses / Marjorie Anaïs Housepian -- One ordinary day, with peanuts / Shirley Jackson -- The Mexican girl / Jack Kerouac -- Creole love song / Nathaniel LaMar -- The first flower / Augusta Wallace Lyons -- Twenty below, at the end of a lane / Ruth Branning Molloy -- The artificial nigger / Flannery O'Connor -- The contest for Aaron Gold / Philip Roth -- The machine / John Shepley -- Four Annas / Christine Weston -- Reginald Pomfret Skelton / Samuel Yellen --
    1964: -- The broomstick on the porch / Frieda Arkin -- Mr. Iscariot / Richard G. Brown -- To a tenor dying old / John Stewart Carter -- A story of love, etc / Daniel Curley -- The woman across the street / May Dikeman -- A long day's dying / William Eastlake -- Figure over the town / Willliam Goyen -- Black snowflakes / Paul Hogran -- The pump / William Huphrey -- Birthday party / Shirley Jackson -- The power / Edith Konecky -- Mule no. 095 / Kimon Lolos -- The German refugee / Bernard Malamud -- Sucker / Carson McCullers -- Simple arithmetic / Virginia Moriconi -- Upon the sweeping flood / Joyce Carol Oates -- The names and faces of heroes / Reynolds Price -- Waiting for Jim / Verna Randall -- A story for Teddy / Harvey Swados -- Have you seen Sukie! / Robert Penn Warren --
    1965: -- Center of gravity / L. J. Amster -- The returning / Daniel De Paola -- The transient / Stanley Elkin -- Opening day / Jack Gilchrist -- The gesture / James W. Groshong -- Sarah / Martin J. Hamer -- Sherry / Maureen Howard -- A family man / Donald Hutter -- The month of his birthday / Henia Karmel-Wolfe -- Heart of gold / Mary Lavin -- A blue blonde in the sky over Pennsylvania -- The guest / Frederic Morton -- The application / Jay Neugeboren -- First views of the enemy / Joyce Carol Oates -- The practice of an art / Leonard Wallace Robinson -- A sacrifice / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Eskimo pies / Robert Somerlott -- The visit / Elizabeth Spencer -- The tea time of stouthearted ladies / Jean Stafford -- For I have wept / Gerald Stein -- There / Peter Taylor -- The Last rite / Lee Yu-Hwa --
    1966: -- The burning /Jack Cady -- A mussel named Ecclesiastes / George Dickerson -- The vicar-general and the wide night / Harris Downey -- The Academy / David Ely -- Mr. Acarius / William Faulkner -- The beach party / Shirley Ann Grau -- Places we lost / Mary Hedin -- Getting to Williamstown / Hugh Hood -- The bus / Shirley Jackson -- On the island / Josephine Jacobsen --- The broken globe / Henry Kreisel -- One Summer / Mary Lavain -- Mourning call / Curt Leviant -- Further tales about men and women / William Maxwell -- Parker's back / Flannery O'Connor -- Pluto is the furthest planet / Abraham Rothberg -- The bottomless well / Walter S. Terry -- Autumn full of apples / Dan Wakefield -- One night for several Samurai / Joseph Whitehill -- Dovisch in the wilderness / Herbert Wilner --
    1967: -- The promise of heat / Ethan Ayer -- A place not on the may / George Blake -- The wild horses / Kay Boyle -- Will you please be quiet, please? / Raymond Carver -- One of the boys / H. E. Francis -- Trepleff / MacDonald Harris -- White Angelo-Saxon Protestant / Robert Hazel -- Acme rooms and sweet Marjorie Russell / Hugh Allyn Hunt -- The heroic journey / Lawrence Lee -- Search for a future / Arthur Miller -- The apartment hunter / Brian Moore -- Andrew / Berry Morgan -- Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates -- Song of the Simidor / Doanld Radcliffe -- The surveyor / Henry Roth -- Longing for America / David Rubin -- The accident / Jesse Stuart -- The kid who fractioned / Carol Sturm -- The big brown trout / Robert Travers -- House of the blues / William Wiser --
    1969: -- The eldest child / Maeve Brennan -- Play like I'm sheriff / Jack Cady -- Murphy's Xmas / Mark Costello -- Walking wounded / John Bart Gerald -- The foreigner in the blood / Mary Gray Hughes -- The boy in the green hat / Norma Klein -- Happiness / Mary Lavin -- The boat / Alistair MacLeod -- The day flowers game / David Madden -- Pictures of Fidelman / Bernard Malamud -- Porkchops with whiskey and ice cream / Matthew W. McGregor -- Gold Coast / James Alan McPherson -- The inheritance of Emmy One Horse / John R. Milton -- By the river / Joyce Carol Oates -- The visitation / Nancy Pelletier Pansing -- Johnny Panic and the bible of dreams / Sylvia Plath -- Paper poppy / Miriam Rugel -- The tea bowl of Ninsei Nomura / Marget Shipley -- The Colony / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Benjamen burning / Joyce Madelon Winslow --
    1970: -- With no breeze / Jack Cady -- The flashlight / Eldridge Cleaver -- The magic poker / Robert Coover -- The other child / Olivia Davis -- If they knew Yvonne / Andre Dubus -- Blood letting / John Bart Gerald -- Tonight at nine thirty-six / Alfred Gillespie -- The forest / Ella Leffland -- Another story / Jack Matthews -- The gardens of Mont-Saint-Michel / William Maxwell -- Green grass, blue sky, white house / Wright Morris -- How I contemplated the world from the Detroit House of Correction and began my life over again / Joyce Carol Oates -- The flag is down / Paul Olsen -- Yiddish in America / Cynthia Ozick -- In the land of the morning calm, DéJà Vu / Jules Siegel -- The key / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Porque no tiene, porque le falta / Robert Stone -- Daphne's lover / Peter Taylor -- The nineth cold day / Rosine Weisbrod --
    1971: -- With Ché in New Hampshire / Russell Banks -- Dotson Gerbere resurrected / Hal Bennett -- The widow, bereft / James Blake -- I take care of things / Jack Cady -- Barbed wire / Robert Canzoneri -- The chicken which became a rat / Albert Drake -- The dancing boy / William Eastlake -- Pain was my portion / Beth Harvor -- No trace / David Madden -- Diesel / Don Mitchell -- The decline and fall of Officer Fergerson / Marion Montgomery -- Magic / Wright Morris -- The gift bearer / Philip F. O'Connor -- Requa I. / Tillie Olsen -- Shirt talk / Ivan Prashker -- In late youth / Norman Rush -- The somebody / Danny Santiago -- Xavier Fereira's unfinished book : Chapter one / Jonathan Strong -- The Klausners / Leonard Tushnet -- Bloodflowers / W. D. Valgardson -- The suitor / L. Woiwode --
    1972: -- Gold / M. F. Beal -- The World War I Los Angeles airplane / Richard Brautigan -- Covenant / Kelly Cherry -- A death on the East Side / Herbert Gold -- The supremacy of the Hunza / Joanne Greenberg -- The Breadman / Mary Heath -- Drums again / Edward M. Holmes -- The judge / Mary Gray Hughes -- In black and white / Ann Jones -- Three Washington stories / Ward Just -- His day out / Roberta Kalechofsky -- The further adventures of Brunhild / Rebecca Kavaler -- Fox and swan / John L'Heureuz -- Intimacy / Ralph Maloney -- The Aesculapians / Marvin Mandell -- The dock-witch / Cynthia Ozick -- The vacation / Joe Ashby Porter -- The magic apple / Penlope Street -- Meet me in the Green Glen / Robert Penn Warren -- Stealing cars / Theodore Weesner -- The guns in the closet / Jose Yglesias --
    1973: -- A city of churches / Donald Barthelme -- The slightest distance / Henry Bromell -- The jewels of the Cabots / John Cheever -- Cambridge is singing! / John J. Clayton -- Old men dream dreams, young men see visions / John William Corrington -- Robot / Guy Davenport -- The death of Sun / William Eastlake -- The real meaning of the Faust legend / Alvin Greenberg -- In the words of / Julie Hayden -- The habits of the animals : the progress of the seasons / George V. Higgins -- Burns / Ward Just -- Going home / James S. Kenary -- The way we went / Wallace E. Knight -- The broken wings / Konstantinos Lardas -- The silver bullet / James Alan McPherson -- God's wrath / Bernard Malamud -- Silkie / Joyce Carol Oates -- Mothers / Sylvia Plath -- Come away, oh human child / Erik Sandberg-Diment -- Country of the painted freaks / David Shetzline -- Happy August the 10th / Tennessee Williams --
    1974: -- The deserter / Agnes Boyer -- Beginnings / Jerry Bumpus -- A Summer in Puerto Rico / Eleanor Clark -- The party / Pat M. Esslinger-Carr -- Mansion, magic, and miracle / Lewis B. Horne -- Down the American River / Rose Graubart Ignatow -- Opening the door on Sixty-Second Street / Maxine Kumin -- Tom / Mary Lavin -- A family affair / John L'Heureux -- The chamber music evening / Phillip Lopate -- The tide and Isaac Bates / Stephen Minot -- Letter from Sakaye / Beverly Mitchell -- Dog in the manger / Micahel Rothschild -- Calloway's climb / Peter L. Sandberg -- Isn't today the day? / William Saroyan -- The Gray / Philip H. Schneider -- Old Vemish / Barry Targan -- Son / John Updike -- Honeymoon / Arturo Vivante -- The revenge of Hannah Kemhuff / Alice Walker --
    1975: -- The lie / Russell Banks -- The school / doanld Barthelme -- How to win / Rosellen Brown -- Desert matinee / Jerry Bumpus -- Bambi meets the Furies / Frederick Busch -- Waiting for astronauts / Nancy Chaikin -- Paths unto the dead / Mary Clearman -- Tyranny / Lyll Becerra de Jenkins -- Cadence / Andre Dubus -- Big Boy / Jesse Hill Ford -- The spirit in men / William Hoffman -- The analyst / Evan Hunter -- How Jeremy came home / Paul Kaser -- The lost salt gift on blood / Alisair MacLeod -- The burial / Jack Matthews -- The Howard Parker Montcrief hoax / Eugene McNamara -- Night and day at Panacea / Reynolds Price -- Polonaise / Abraham Rothberg -- Lullaby / Leslie Silko -- The man who lived / Barry Targan -- The American sickness / Jose Yglesias --
    1976: -- Roses, rhododendron / Alice Adams -- Terminal procedure / M. Pabst Battin -- The boy who was Astrid's mother / Mae Seidman Briskin -- Beautiful, helpless animals / Nancy Chaikin -- The Actes and monuments / John William Corrington -- A chronicle of love / H. E. Francis -- Pontius Pilate / John Hagge -- Dietz at war / Ward Just -- John Henry's home / John McCluskey -- Grubbing for roots / Stephen Minot -- Looking into nothing / Kent Nelson -- A mercenary / Cynthia Ozick -- Broad day / Reynolds Price -- Wondermonger / Michael Rothschild -- Surviving adverse seasons / Barry Targan -- The hand of Emmagene / Peter Taylor -- The man who loved extinct mammals / John Updike --
    1977: -- The Trouble with being food / Frederick Busch -- Tarzan meets the department head / Price Caldwell -- Falconer / John Cheever -- At peace / Ann Copeland -- Pleadings / John William Corrington -- Growing up in no time / Philip Damon -- The Steinway Quintet / Leslie Epstein -- The lover / Eugene K. Garber -- Look at a teacup / Patricia Hampl -- Rider / Baine Kerr -- A qestionnaire for Rudolph Gordon / Jack Matthews -- A passion for history / Stephen Minot -- The woman who thought like a man / Charles Newman -- Gay / Joyce Carol Oates -- Going after Cacciato / Tim O'Brien -- The Chink and the clock people / Tom Robbins -- A Fresno fable / William Saroyan -- Breed / John Sayles -- Your place is empty / Anne Tyler -- Anthropology : what is lost in rotation / William S. Wilson --
    1978: -- Skaters on wood / Leslie Epstein -- The translation / Joyce Carol Oates -- A good loser / Elizabeth Cullinan -- Verona : a young woman speaks / Harold Brodkey -- The Schreuderspitze / Mark Helprin -- In the Miro District / Peter Taylor -- The blacktop champion of ickey honey / Roberet T. Sorrells -- Main Street morning / Natalie L. M. Petesch -- Murphy Jones : Pearlboosm, California / Max Schott -- Psychoplis / Ian McDwan -- By the Yellow Lake / Peter Marsh -- The conventional wisdom / Stanley Elkin -- Redemption / John Gardner -- Rough Stife / Lynne Sharon Schwartz -- The windmill man / Tim McCarthy -- Telling the bees / L. Hluchan Sintetos -- Bromeliads -- Two scenes / Jame Bowles -- Decades / Gilbert Sorrentino -- In Miami, last Winter / James Kaplan -- The return of service / Jonathan Baumbach -- Status / Mary Ann Malinchak Rishel --
    1979: -- A Silver dish / Saul Bellow -- An exile in the East / Flannery O'Connor -- Home and native land / Seán Virgo -- A short walk into afternoon / Kaatje Hurlbut -- Shadrach / William Styron -- The wedding week / Rosellen Brown -- A party in Miami Beach / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- The Qual / Rolf Yngve -- Some Manhattan in New England / Peter LaSalle -- Plaisir d'amour / Lynn Sharon Schwartz -- Falling off the scaffold / Lyn Coffin -- Spelling / Alice Munro -- Seasons / Ruth McLaughlin -- Living along / Robley Wilson, Jr. -- The middle place / Mary Hedin -- The quarterback speaks to his God / Herbert Wilner -- Trip in a summer dress / Annette Sandford -- The eye / Paul Bowles -- Paper covers rock / Jean Thompson -- The missing person / Maxine Kumin -- Finisterre / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- A lingering death / Silvia Tennenbaum -- Home is the hero / Bernard Malamud -- The new music / Donald Barthelme -- Something that happened / Jayne Anne Phillips --
    1980: -- The emerald / Donald Barthelme -- Long calls / Frederick Busch -- The one-star Jew / David Evanier -- The remission / Mavis Gallant -- Speck's idea / Mavis Gallant -- The old folks / William H. Gass -- In case of survival / T. Gertler -- The faithful / Elizabeth hardwick -- The first clean fact / Larry Heinemann -- Into the wind / Robert Henderson -- Lemon tree / Curt Johnson -- Friends / Grace Paley -- Home / James Robison -- Mama Tuddi done over / Leon Rooke -- At the anarchists' convention / John Sayles -- The safe deposit / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Dr. Cahn's visit / Richard Stern -- The rags of time / Barry Targan -- The old forest / Peter Taylor -- Gesturing / John Updike -- Markowitz and the gypsies / Norman Waksler -- Hog's heart / Gordon Weaver --
    1981: -- The idea of Switzerland / Walter Abish -- Small island republics / Max Apple -- Winter : 1978 / Ann Beattie -- A working day / Robert Coover -- The moth and the primrose / Vincent G. Dethier -- The Winter father / Andre Dubus -- The assembly / Mavis Gallant -- The bookseller / Ellizabeth Hardwick -- Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason -- The future / Joseph McElroy -- Fogbound in Avalon / Elizabeth McGrath -- The mountains where Cithaeron is / Amelia Moseley -- Wood / Alice Munro -- Preque Isle / Joyce Carol Oates -- The shawl / Cynthia Ozick -- The St. Anthony Chorale / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- Wissler remembers / Richard Stern -- Ice / Elizabeth Tallent -- Still of some use / John Updike -- Change / Larry Woiwode --
    1982: -- Cathedral / Raymond Carver -- Dancing ducks and talking anus / James Ferry -- The courtship of Widow Sobcek / Joanna Higgins -- Good rockin' tonight / William Hauptman -- Shelter the pilgrim / Fred Licht -- Coach / Mary Robison -- Exchange value / Charles Johnson -- K. 590 / Nicholson Baker -- The dolphin story / Joyce Renwick -- The continental heart / Lissa Mclaughlin -- The Café de Paris / Roberta Gupta -- The power of language is such that even a single word taken truly to heart can change everything / Alvin Greenberg -- The gift horse's mouth / R. E. Smith -- Harmony of the world / Charles Baxter -- Coming over / Edith Milton -- The girl who was no kin to the Marshalls / Anne Hobson Freeman -- Prize tomatoes / Anne F. Rosner -- Proud monster--Sketches / Ian MacMillan -- Lamb says / Rosanne Coggeshall -- Theft / Joyce Carol Oates --
    1983: -- Hart to be good / Bill Barich -- The dignity of life / Carol Bly -- A change of season / James Bond -- Where I'm calling from / Raymond Carver -- "Ollie, oh... / Carolyn Chute -- My mistress / Laurie Colwin -- The count and the princess / Joseph Epstein -- Scales / Louise Erdrich -- The professor's houses / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Sur / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Graveyard day / Robbie Ann Mason -- Victrola / Wright Morris -- Reunion / Julie Schumacher -- Best Quality Glass Company, New York / Sharon Sheehe Stark -- Colorado / Robert Taylor, Jr. -- Starlight / Marian Thurm -- Deaths of distant friends / John Updike -- Reunion / Guy Vanderhaeghe -- Beebee / Diane Vreuls -- Firstborn / Larry Woiwode --
    1984: -- The Final proof of fate and circumstance / Lee K. Abbott -- The naked lady / Madison Smartt Bell -- Unknown feathers / Dianne Benedict -- In the red room / Paul Bowles -- The cure / Mary Ward Brown -- Gent / Rick DeMarinis -- A father's story / Andre Dubus -- Lena / Mavis Gallant -- Inexorable progress / Mary Hood -- The artificial moonlight / Donald Justice -- Morrison's reaction / Stephen Kirk -- Thorofare / Susan Minot -- Glimpse into another country / Wright Morris -- Nairobi / Joyce Carol Oates -- Rosa / Cynthia Ozick -- The cold room / Lowry Pei -- Things to be thrown away / Jonathan Penner -- Bruns / Norman Rush -- Foreign shores /James Salter -- Caddies' Day / Jeanne Schinto --
    1985: -- Sarah Cole: a type of love story / Russell Banks -- Dog's lives / Michael Bishop -- Emperor of the air / Ethan Canin -- The leather man / E. L. Doctorow -- Roses / Margaret Edwards -- Walking, walking / Starkey Flythe -- The sudden trees / H. E. Francis -- You've come a long way, Mickey Mouse / Bev Jafek -- Clothing / John L'Heureux -- The piano tuner / Peter Meinke -- Fellow-creatures / Wright Morris -- Angela / Bharati Mukherjee -- City of boys / Beth Nugent -- Raven's wing / Joyce Carol Oates -- Instruments of seduction / Norman Rush -- Secrets / Deborah Seabrooke -- The Gittel / Marjorie Sandor -- Lily / Jane Smiley -- The Johnstown polka / Sharon Sheehe Stark -- The Skater / Joy Williams --
    1986: -- Basil from her garden / Donald Barthelme -- Gryphon / Charles Baxter -- Janus / Ann Beattie -- The convict / James Lee Burke -- Star food / Ethan Canin -- Gossip / Frank Conroy -- Communist / Richard Ford -- Bad company / Tess Gallagher -- Today will be a quiet day / Amy Hempel -- Doe season / David Michael Kaplan -- Three thousand dollars / David Lipsky -- Sportsmen / Thomas McGuane -- All my relations / Christopher McIlroy -- Monsieur Les Deux Chapeaux / Alice Munro -- Skin angels / Jessica Neeley -- Invisible life / Kent Nelson -- Telling / Grace Paley -- Lawns / Mona Simpson -- Health / Joy Williams -- The rich brother / Tobia Wolff --
    1987: -- The way we live now / Susan Sontag -- The afterlife / John Updike -- The prince / Craig Nova -- Favor / Elizabeth Tallent -- Kindom come / Mavis Gallant -- The lover of women / Sue Miller -- The lie detector / Madison Smartt Bell -- Circle of prayer / Alice Munro -- Dreams of distant lives / Lee K. Abbott -- Men under water / Ralph Lombreglia -- Boxes / Raymond Carver -- The tenant / Bharati Mukherjee -- The blue men / Joy Williams -- Private debts/public holdings / Kent Haruf -- How I found my brother / Charles Baxter -- The other Miller / Tobias Wolff -- Lady of Spain / Robert Taylor, Jr. -- The interpretation of dreams by Sigmund Freud : a story / Daniel Stern -- Milk / Ron Carlson -- The things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
    1988: -- Banana boats / Mary Ann Taylor-Hall -- Cats and students, bubbles and abysses / Rick Bass -- Way to the dump / E. S. Goldman -- Still life with insects / Brian Kiteley -- Police dreams / Richard Bausch -- The water-faucet vision / Gish Jen -- Dédé / Mavis Gallant -- The natural father / Robert Lacy -- Snares / Louise Erdrich -- Errand / Raymond -- In essence / Ralph Lombreglia -- Entrechat / Edith Milton -- The taming power of the small / Will Blythe -- Waiting for trains / Richard Currey -- Wonderland / C. S. Godshalk -- No friends, all strangers / Lucy Honig -- Smorgasbord / Tobias Wolff -- Still life / Marjorie Sandor -- Victoria / Hilding Johnson -- Helping / Robert Stone --
    1989: -- Fenstad's mother / Charles Baxter -- Customs of the country / Madison Smartt Bell -- Living to be a hundred / Robert Boswell -- The black hand girl / Blanche McCrary Boyd -- Kubuku rides (This is it) / Larry Brown -- Ralph the duck / Frederick Busch -- White angel / Michael Cunningham -- The flowers of boredom / Rick DeMarinis -- Edie : A life / Harriet Doerr -- The concert party / Mavis Gallant -- Why I decide to kill myself and other jokes / Douglas Glover -- Disneyland / Barbara Gowdy -- Aunt Moon's young man / Linda Hogan -- Displacement / David Wong Louie -- The management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee -- Meneseteung / Alice Munro -- What men love for / Dale Ray Phillips -- Strays / Mark Richard -- The boy on the train / Arthur Robinson -- The letter writer / M. T. Sharif --
    1990: -- River of toys / Edward Allen -- The fireman's wife / Richard Bausch -- A kind of simple, happy grace / richard Bausch -- Finding Natasha / Madison Smarrt Bell -- The wizard / C. S. Godshalk -- The secret of cartwheels / Patricia Henley -- How to talk to a hunter / Pam Houston -- Mr. Morning / Siri Hustvedt -- Car-crash while hitchhiking / Denis Johnson -- Nothing to ask for / Dennis McFarland -- Eisenheim the illusionist / Steven Millhauser -- You're ugly, too / Lorrie Moore -- Differently / Alice Munro -- Wigtime / Alice Munro -- Typical / Padgett Powell -- The reverse bug / Lore Segal -- Prowler / Elizabeth Tallent -- In a father's place / Christopher Tilghman -- Commuter marriage / Joan Wickersham -- The littler Winter / Joy Williams --
    1991: -- The legend of Pig-Eye / Rick Bass -- The disappeared / Charles Baxter -- Love is not a pie / Amy Bloom -- Tall tales from the Mekong Delta / Kate Braverman -- The trip back / Robert Olen Butler -- The point / Charles D'Ambrosio, Jr. -- Oil and water / Millicent Dillon -- Another short day in La Luz / Harriet Doerr -- The custodian / Deborah Eisenberg -- Separation / Mary Gordon -- The body shop / Elizabeth Graver -- Houdini / Siri Hustvedt -- Bologoye / Mikhail Lossel -- Glossolalia / David Jauss -- Viva la Tropicana / Leonard Michaels -- Willing / Lorrie Moore -- Friend of my youth/ Alice Munro -- American, abroad / Joyce Carol Oates -- Dog stories / Francine Prose -- A sandstone farmhouse / John Updike --
    1992: -- The last lovely city / Alice Adams -- Days of Heaven / Rick Bass -- A different kind of imperfection / Thomas Beller -- Silver water / Amy Bloom -- A good scent from a strange / Robert Olen Butler -- Across the bridge / Mavis Gallant -- Same place, same things / Tim Gautreaux -- Emergency / Denis Johnson -- The pugilist at rest / Thom Jones -- JunHee / Marshall N. Klimasewiski -- Community life / Lorrie Moroe -- Carried away / Alice Munro -- Is laughter contagious? Joyce Carol Oates -- The fare to the moon / Reynolds Price -- It's come to this / Annick Smith -- The way people run / Christopher Tilghman -- Forever overhead / David Foster Wallace -- Under the roof / Kate Wheeler -- The Golden Darters / Elizabeth Winthrop -- Firelight / Tobias Wolfe --
    1993: -- Playing with dynamite / John Updike -- The girl on the plane / Mary Gaitskill -- A real life / Alice Munro -- Silent passengers / Larry Woiwode --Queen Wintergreen / Alice Fulton -- The man who rowed Christopher Columbus ashore / Harlan Ellison -- Poltergeist / Jane Shapiro -- Red moccasins / Susn Power -- I want to live / Thom Jones -- Charlotte / Tony Earley -- What the thunder said / Janet Peery -- Naked ladies / Antonya Nelson -- Man, woman and boy / Stephen Dixon -- Winter barley / Andrea Lee -- Concerning mold upon the skin, etc. / Johanna Scott -- Pray without ceasing / Wendell Berry -- Gold / Kim Edwards -- Great Barrier Reef / Diane Johnson -- Terrific mother / Lorrie Moore -- The important houses / Mary Gordon --
    1994: -- This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona / Sherman Alexie -- Hammam / Carol Anshaw -- Salem / Robert Olen Butler -- Pipa's story / Lan Samantha chang -- Where I work / Ann Cummins -- In the gloaming / Alice Elliott Dark -- We didn't / Stuart Dybek -- The prophet from Jupiter / Tony Earley -- Proper library / Carolyn Ferrell -- The voyage out / John Rolfe Gardiner -- The mail lady / David Gates -- Nicodemus bluff / Barry Hannah -- Cold snap / Thom Jones -- The chasm / John Keeble -- Landscape and dream / Nancy Krusoe -- Fur / Laura Glen Louis -- Melungeons / Chris Offutt -- Mr. Sumarsono / Roxana Robinson -- Batting against Castro / Jim Shepard -- Things left undone / Christopher Tilghman -- From Shanghai / Jonathan Wilson --
    1995: -- Orientation / Daniel Orozco -- Way down in the jungle / Thom Jones -- The stucco house / Ellen Gilchrist -- A night's work / Jaimy Gordon -- Pity / Avner Mandelman -- Leg / Steven Polansky -- The ugliest house in the world / Peter Ho Davies -- Birthmates / Gish Jen -- The Downing / Edward J. Delaney -- House guest / Joy Williams -- The behavior of the Hawkweeds / Andrea Barrett -- Hand jive / Andrews Cozine -- So I guess you know what I told him / Stephen Doybys -- Undertow / Jennifer Cornell -- Pagan night / Kate Braverman -- First, body / Melanie Rae Thon -- The angel Esmeralda / Don Delillo -- The artist / Edward Falco -- Chiromancy / Max Garland -- Xuela / Jamaica Kincaid --
    1996: -- Complicities / Alice Adams -- Fire / Rick Bass -- Driving the heart /Jason Brown -- Jealous husband returns in form of parrot / Robert Olen Butler -- The eve of the Spirit Festival / Lan Samantha Chang -- Fitting ends / Dan Chao -- The silver screen / Peter Ho Davies -- Ysrael / Junot Díaz -- Sleep / Stephen Dixon -- Paper lantern / Stuart Dybek -- The incredible appearing man / Deborah Galyan -- Interextuality / Mary Gordon -- Past my future / David Huddle -- Bright winter / Anna Keesey -- In Roseau / Jamica Kincaid -- Shades / William Henry Lewis -- A stand of fables / William Lychack -- Ghost girls / Joyce Carol Oates -- Sculpture / Angela Patrinos -- Some say the world / Susan Perabo -- The trip to Halawa Valley / Lynne Sharon Schwartz -- If you sing like that for me / Akhil Sharma -- All shall love me and despair / Jean Thompson -- Xmas, Jamaica plain / Melanie Rae Thon --
    1997: -- Saboteur / Ha Jin -- Under the pitons / Robert Stone -- Bob Darling / Caroly Cooke -- Chez Lambert / Jonathan Franzen -- Transactions / Michelle Cliff -- Nobody in Hollywood / Richard Bausch -- Save my child! / Cynthia Ozick -- Eternal love / Karen E. Bender -- A girl with a monkey / Leonard Michaels -- St. Martin / Lydia Davis -- Fiesta, 1980 / Junot Díaz -- From Willow Temple / Donald Hall -- Killing babies / T. Coraghessan Boyle -- Send me to the electric chair / Clyde Edgerton -- Missing women / June Spence -- Air mail / Jeffrey Eugenides -- Soon / Pam Durban -- Shipmates down under / Michael Byers -- Powder / Tobias Wolff -- Search Bay / Alyson Hagy -- Little frogs in a ditch / Tim Gautreaux --
    1998: -- Appetites / Kathryn Chetkovich -- The Blue Devils of Blue River Avenue / Poe Ballantine -- Body language / Diane Schoemperlen -- Chance / Edith Pearlman -- Cosmopolitan / Akhil Sharma -- Elvis has left the building / Carol Anshaw -- Every night for a thousand years / Chris Adrian -- Flower children / Maxine Swann -- Glory goes and gets some / Emily Carter -- The half-skinned steer / Annie Proulx -- Morphine / Doran Larson -- Mr. Sweetly Indecent / Bliss Broyard -- My father on the verge of disgrace / John Updike -- Penance / Matthew Crain -- People like that are the only people here / Lorrie Moore -- Tea at the house / Meg Wolitzer -- Unified front / Antonya Nelson -- Wayne in love / Padgett Powell -- Welding with children / Tim Gautreaux -- Would you know it wasn't love / Hester Kaplan --
    1999: -- The hermit's story / Rick Bass -- The Sun, the Moon, the stars / Junot Díaz -- Mrs. Dutta writes a letter / Chitra Divakaruni -- Kansas / Stephen Dobyns -- The tumblers / Nathan Englander -- The piano tuner / Tim Gautreaux -- The uncharted heart / Melissa Hardy -- The 5:22 / George Harrar -- Islands / A. Hemon -- The best girlfriend you never hand / Pam Houston -- In the kindergarten / Ha Jin -- Marry the one who gets there first / Heidi Julavits -- Live life king-sized / Hester Kaplan -- Africans / Sheila Kohler -- Interpreter of maladies / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Real estate / Lorrie Moore -- Save the reaper / Alice Munro -- The bunchgrass edge of the world / Annie Proulx -- The robbers of Karnataka / James Spencer -- The good shopkeeper / Samrat Upadhyay -- The rest of her life / Steve Yarbrough --
    2000: -- Black Elvis / Geoffrey Becker -- The story / Amy Bloom -- The beautiful days / Michael Byers -- The ordinary son / Ron Carlson -- Call if you need me / Raymond Carver -- Bones of the inner ear / Kiana Davenport -- Nilda / Junot Díaz -- The Gilgul of Park Avenue -- The fix / Percival Everett -- Good for the soul / Tim Gautreaux -- He's at the office / Allan Gurganus -- Blind Jozef Pronek / Aleksandar Hemon -- The anointed / Kathleen Hill -- The bridgegroom / Ha Jin -- The thing around them / Marilyn Krysl -- The third and final continent / Jhuma Lahiri -- Pet fly / Walter Mosley -- Brownies / ZZ Packer -- Allog / Edith Pearlman -- People in hell just want a drink of water / Annie Proulx -- Basil the dog / Frances Sherwood --
    2001: -- Servants of the map / Andrea Barrett -- The fireman / Rick Bass -- Think of England / Peter Ho Davies -- Labors of the heart / Claire Davis -- The morning door / Elizabeth Graver -- After Cowboy Chicken came to town / Ha Jin -- Brothers and sisters around the world / Andrea Lee -- Boys / Rick Moody -- Rug weaver / Barbar Klein Moss -- Post and beam / Alice Munro -- The raft / Peter Orner -- Betty Hutton / Roy Parvin -- Illumination / Nancy Reisman -- The secrets of bats / Jess Row -- Nobody listens when I talk / Annette Sanford -- My mother's garden / Katherine Shonk -- What I saw from where I stood / Marisa Silver -- The apple tree / Trevanian -- Personal archeology / John Updike -- My baby ... / Dorothy West --
    2002: -- Along the frontage road / Michael Chabon -- The sugar-tit / Caroln Cooke -- The red ant house / Ann Cummins -- Seven / Edwidge Danticat -- A house on the plains / E. L. Doctorow -- Puppy / Richard Ford -- The Heifer / Melissa Hardy -- Zilkowski's Theorem / Karl Iagnemma -- Nobody's business / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Digging / Beth Lordan -- In case we're separated / Alice Mattison -- Billy Goates / Jill McCorkle -- Watermelon days / Tom McNeal -- Nachman from Los Angeles / Leonard Michaels -- Bulldog / Arthur Miller -- The rug / Meg Mullins -- Family furnishings / Alice Munro -- Surrounded by sleep / Akhil Sharma -- Love and Hydrogen / Jim Shepard -- Aftermath / Mary Yukari Waters --
    2003: -- Rationing / Mary Yukari Waters -- Mines / Susan Straight -- Coins / Mona Simpson -- Heaven Lake / Jess Row -- Kavita through glass / Emily Ishem Raboteau - Ghost knife / Sharon Pomerantz -- Marie-Ange's Ginen / Moriya Phipps -- Moriya / Dean Paschal -- Every tongue shall confess / ZZ Packer -- Future emergencies / Nicole Krauss -- Devotion / Adam Haslett -- Why the sky turns red when the sun goes down / Ryan Harty -- Shamengwa / Louise Erdrich -- The shell collector / Anthony Doerr -- Baby Wilson / E. L. Doctorow -- Night talkers / Edwidge Danticat -- Johnny Hamburger / Rand Richards Cooper -- The bees / Dan Chaon -- Space / Kevin Brockmeier -- Compassion / Dorothy Allison --
    2004: -- What you pawn I will redeem / Sherman Alexie -- Tooth and claw / T. Coraghessan Boyle -- Written in stone / Catherine Brady -- Accomplice / Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum -- Screenwriter / Charles D'Ambrosio -- Breasts / Stuart Dybek -- Some other, better Otto / Deborah Eisenberg -- Grace / Paula Fox -- The tutor / Nell Freudenberger -- A rich man / Edward P. Jones -- Limestone diner / Trudy Lewis -- Intervention / Jill McCorkle -- Gallatin Canyon / Thomas McGuane -- Runaway / Alice Munro -- All Saints Day / Angela Pneuman -- What kind of furniture would Jesus pick? / Annie Proulx -- Docent / R. T. Smith -- The walk with Elizanne / John Updike -- Mirror studies / Mary Yukari Waters -- What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence / John Edgar Wideman --
    2005: -- The smile on happy Chang's face / Tom Perrotta -- Until Gwen / Dennis Lehane -- A taste of dust / Lynne Sharon Schwartz --Old friends / Thomas McGuane -- Eight pieces for the left hand / J. Robert Lennon -- Stone animals / Kelly Link -- First four measures / Nathaniel Bellows -- The scheme of things / Charles D'Ambrosio -- Silence / Alice Munro -- Death defier / Tom Bissell -- The girls / Joy Williams -- Anda's game / Cory Doctorow -- Simple exercises for the beginning student / Alix Ohlin -- Old boy, old girls / Edward P. Jones -- The secret goldfish / David Means -- The cousins / Joyce Carol Oates -- Natasha / David Bezmozgis -- Hart and boot / Tim Pratt -- Justice Shiva Ram Murthy / Rishi Reddi -- Bohemians / George Saunders --
    2006: -- Once the shore / Paul Yoon -- Awaiting orders / Tobias Wolff -- The ambush / Donna Tartt -- Secret / Maxine Swann -- Dominion / Mark Slouka -- So much for Artemis / Patrick Ryan -- Refresh, refresh / Benjamin Percy -- Self-reliance / Edith Pearlman -- The view from Castle Rock / Alice Munro -- Tattooizm / Kevin Moffett -- Cowboy / Thomas McGaune -- The dog / Jack Livings -- After a life / Yiyun Li -- The conductor / Aleksandar Hemon -- Today I'm yours / Mary Gaiskill -- How we avenged the Blums / Nathan Englander -- Grandmother's nose / Robert Coover -- A new gravestone for an old grave / David Bezmozgis -- The casual car pool / Katherine Bell -- My nobody at all / Ann Beattie with Harry Mathews --
    2007: -- Pa's darling / Louis Auchincloss -- Toga party / John Barth -- Solid wood / Ann Beattie -- Balto / T. C. Boyle -- Riding the doghouse -- Randy / DeVita -- My brother Eli / Joseph Epstein -- Where will you go when your skin / William Gay -- Elanor's music / Mary Gordon -- L. DeBard and Aliette : A love story / Lauren Groff -- Wake / Beverly Jensen -- Wait / Roy Kesey -- Findings and Impressions / Stellar Kim -- Allegiance / Aryn Kyle -- The boy in Zaquitos / Bruce McAllister -- Dimension / Alice Munro -- The Bris / Eileen Pollack -- St. Lucy's home for girls raised by wolves / Karen Russell -- Horseman / Richard Russo -- Sans Farine / Jim Shepard -- Do something / Kate Walbert --
    2008: -- Admiral / T.C. Boyle -- The year of silence / Kevin Brockmeier -- Galatea / Karen Brown -- Man and wife / Katie Chase -- Virgins / Danielle Evans -- Closely held / Allegra Goodman -- May we be forgiven / A.M. Homes -- From the desk of Daniel Varsky / Nicole Krauss -- The king of sentences / Jonathan Lethem -- The worst you ever feel / Rebecca Markai -- The Wizard of West Orange / Steven Millhauser -- Nawabdin electrician / Daniyal Mueenuddin -- Child's play / Alice Munro -- Buying Lenin / Miroslav Penkov -- Vampires in the lemon grove / Karen Russell -- Puppy / George Saunders -- Quality of life / Christine Sneed -- Missionaries / Bradford Tice -- Straightaway / Mark Wisniewski -- Bible / Tobias Wolff --
    2009: -- The idiot president / Daniel Alarcón -- Yurt / Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum -- Rubiaux rising / Steve De Jarnatt -- Beyond the pale / Joseph Epstein -- A shadow table / Alice Fulton -- NowTrends / Karl Taro Greenfeld -- The farms / Eleanor Henderson -- Sagittarius / Greg Hrbek -- Hurricanes anonymous / Adam Johnson -- The anniversary trip / Victoria Lancelotta -- A man like him / Yiyun Li -- The briefcase / Rebecca Makkal -- Magic words / Jill McCorkle -- One dog year / Kevin Moffett -- Modulation / Richard Powers -- Them old cowboy songs / Annie Proulx -- Into the gorge / Ron Rash -- Ostracon / Alex Rose -- The peripatetic coffin / Ethan Rutherford -- Muzungu / Namwali Serpell --
    2010: -- Donkey greedy, donkey gets punched / Steve Almond -- Into silence / Marlin Barton -- The cousins / Charles Baxter -- Safari / Jennifer Egan -- Someone ought to tell her there's nowhere to go / Danielle Evans -- The valetudinarian / Joshua Ferris -- Delicate edible birds / Lauren Goff -- Least resistance / Wayne Harrison -- The Hollow / James Lasdun -- Painted ocean, painted ship / Rebecca Makkal -- My last attempt to explain to you what happened with the lion tamer / Brendan Matthews -- PS / Jill McCorkle -- Further interpretations of real-life events / Kevin Moffett -- The laugh / Tea Obreht -- All boy / Lori Ostlund -- The Ascent / Ron Rash -- The seagull army descends on Strong Beach / Karen Russell -- The Netherlands lives with water / Jim Shepard -- The cowboy tango / Maggie Shipstead -- Raw water / Wells Tower --
    2011: -- Ceiling / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Housewifely arts / Megan Mayhew Bergman -- A bridge under water / Tom Bissell -- Out of body / Jennifer Egan -- Free fruit for young widows / Nathan Englander -- La vita nuova / Allegra Goodman -- Gurov in Manhattan / Ehud Havazelet -- The sleep / Caitlin Horrocks -- Soldier of fortune / Bret Anthony Johnston -- Foster / Claire Keegan -- The dungeon master / Sam Lipsyte -- Peter Torrelli, falling apart / Rebecca Makkai -- Property / Elizabeth McCracken -- Phantoms / Steven Millhauser -- Dog bites / Ricardo Nuila -- ID / Joyce Carol Oates -- To the measures fall / Richard Powers -- The call of blood / Jess Row -- Escape from Spiderhead / George Saunders -- The hare's mask / Mark Sloupa --
    2012: -- The last speaker of the language / Carol Anshaw -- Pilgrim life / Taylor Antrim -- What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank / Nathan Englander -- The other place / Mary Gaitskill -- North country / Roxane Gay -- Paramour / Jennifer Haigh -- Navigators / Mike Meginnis -- Miracle polish / Steven Millhauser -- Axis / Alice Munro -- Volcano / Lawrence Osborne -- Diem perdidi / Julie Otsuka -- Honeydew / Edith Pearlman -- Occupational hazard / Angela Pneuman -- Beautiful monsters / Eric Puchner -- Tenth of December / George Saunders -- The sex lives of African girls / Taiye Selasi -- Alive / Sharon Solwitz -- M&M world / Kate Walbert -- Anything helps / Jess Walter -- What's important is feeling / Adam Wilson --
    2013: -- The provincials / Daniel Alarcón -- Bravery / Charles Baxter -- Malaria / Michael Byers -- Miss Lora / Juno Díaz -- Horned men / Karl Taro Greenfeld -- The third dumpster / Gish Jen -- Encounters with unexpected animals / Bret Anthony Johnston -- Magic man / Sheila Kohler -- The chair / David Means -- A voice in the night / Steven Millhauser -- Referential / Lorrie Moore -- Train / Alice Munro -- Chapter two / Antonya Nelson -- Nemecia / Kirstin Valdez Quade -- Philanthropy / Suzanne Rivecca -- The Semplica-girl diaries / George Saunders -- The world to come / Jim Shepard -- The wilderness / Elizabeth Tallent -- The tunnel, or, The news from Spain / Joan Wickersham -- Breatharians / Callan Wink --
    2014: -- Charity / Charles Baxter -- The Indian uprising / Ann Beattie -- The night of the satellite / T.C. Boyle -- After the flood / Peter Cameron -- Long Tom Lookout / Nicole Cullen -- Medium tough / Craig Davidson -- The breeze / Joshua Ferris -- Hover / Nell Freudenberger -- A hand reached down to guide me / David Gates -- At the round Earth's imagined corners / Lauren Groff -- The judge's will / Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -- Evie M. / O.A. Lindsey -- Kattekoppen / Will Mackin -- This is not a love song / Brendan Matthews -- La pulchra nota / Molly McNett -- God / Benjamin Nugent -- Mastiff / Joyce Carol Oates -- Next to nothing / Stephen O'Connor -- Madam Bovary's greyhound / Karen Russell -- Antarctica / Laura Van Den Berg --
    2015: -- The siege at Whale Cay / Megan Mayhew Bergman -- Fingerprints / Justin Bigos -- Happy endings / Kevin Canty -- Moving on / Diane Cook -- Bride / Julia Elliott -- The big cat / Louise Erdrich -- You'll apologize if you have to / Ben Fowlkes -- The fugue / Arna Bontemps Hemenway -- The largesse of the sea maiden / Denis Johnson -- M & L / Sarah Kokernot -- Jack, July / Victor Lodato -- Sh'khol / Colum McCann -- Thunderstruck / Elizabeth McCracken -- Motherlode / Thomas McGuane -- Madame Lazarus / Maile Meloy -- Kavitha and Mustafa / Shobha Rao -- About my aunt / Joan Silber -- North / Aria Beth Sloss -- Unsafe at any speed / Laura Lee Smith -- Mr. Voice / Jess Walter --
    2016: -- Apollo / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Ravalushan / Mohammed Naseehu Ali -- Garments / Tahmina Anam -- Wonders of the shore / Andrea Barrett -- The bears / Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum -- The great silence / Ted Chiang -- The flower / Louise Erdrich -- The Letician age / Yalitza Ferreras -- For the God of love, for the love of God / Lauren Groff -- The suitcase / Meron Hadero -- Treasure state / Smith Henderson -- Pat + Sam / Lisa Ko -- Cold little bird / Ben Marcus -- The politics of the quotidian / Caille Millner -- Bridge / Daniel J. O'Malley -- The prospectors / Karen Russell -- On this side / Yuko Sakata -- Gifted / Sharon Solwitz -- Secret stream / Héctor Tobar -- Williamsburg Bridge / John Edgar Wideman --
    2017: -- Maidencane / Chad B. Anderson -- Are we not men? / T.C. Boyle -- God's work / Kevin Canty -- A small sacrifice for an enormous happiness / Jai Chakkrabarti -- Arcadia / Emma Cline -- Hog for sorrow / Leopoldine Core -- Campoamor / Patricia Engel -- Richard of York gave battle in vain / Danielle Evans -- Ugly / Mary Gordon -- The midnight zone / Lauren Groff -- The chicane / Amy Hempel -- Tally / Noy Holland -- Gabe Dove / Sonya Larson -- Let's go to the videotape / Fiona Maazel -- Ancient Rome / Kyle McCarthy -- Last day on Earth / Eric Puchner -- Novostroïka / Maria Reva -- Telemachus / Jim Shepard -- Gender studies / Curtis Sittenfeld -- Famous actor / Jess Walter --
    2018: -- Cougar / Maria Anderson -- A family / Jamel Brinkley -- The art of losing / Yoon Choi -- Los Angeles / Emma Cline -- Unearth / Alicia Elliott -- Boys go to Jupiter / Danielle Evans -- A history of China / Carolyn Ferrell -- Come on, Silver / Ann Glavianao -- What got into us / Jacob Guajardo -- Everything is far from here / Cristina Henríquez -- Good with boys / Kristen Iskandrian -- Control Negro / Jocelyn Nicole Johnson -- The brothers Brujo / Matthew Lyons -- A big true / Dina Sayeri -- Items awaiting protective enclosure / Téa Obreht -- The baptism / Ron Rash -- Suburbia! / Amy Silverberg -- The prairie wife / Curtis Sittenfeld -- Whose heart I long to stop with the click of a revolver / Rivers Solomon -- What terrible thing it was / Esmé Weijun Wang --
    2019: -- The era / Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah -- Natural light / Wendell Berry -- No more than a bubble / James Brinkley -- The third tower / Deborah Eisenberg -- Hellion / Julia Elliott -- Bronze / Jeffrey Eugenides -- Protozoa / Ella Martinsen Gorham -- Seeing Ershadi / Nicole Krauss -- Pity and shame / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Anyone can do it / Manuel Muñoz -- The plan / Sigrid Nunez -- Letter of apology / Maria Reva -- Black Corfu / Karen Russell -- Audition / Saïd Sayrafiezadeh -- Natural disasters / Alexis Schaitkin -- Our day of grace / Jim Shepard -- Wrong object / Mona Simpson -- They told us not to say this / Jenn Alandy Trahan -- Omakase / Weike Wang --
    2020: -- Godmother tea / Selena Anderson -- The apartment / T.C. Boyle -- A faithful but melancholy account of several barbarities lately committed / Jason Brown -- Sibling rivalry / Michael Byers -- The nanny / Emma Cline -- Halloween / Marian Grotty -- Something Street / Carolyn Ferrell -- This is pleasure / Mary Gattskill -- In the event / Meng Jin -- The children / Andrea Lee -- Rubberdust / Sarah Thankam Matthews -- It's not you / Elizabeth McCracken -- Liberté / Scott Nadelson -- Howl Palace / Leigh Newman -- The nine-tailed fox explains / Jane Pek -- The hands of dirty children / Alejandro Puyana -- Octopus VII / Anna Reeser -- Enlightenment / William Pei Shih -- Kennedy / Kevin Wilson -- The special world / Tiphanie Vanique --
    2021: -- To Buffalo eastward / Gabriel Bump -- The miracle girl / Rita Chang-Eppig -- Our children / Vanessa Guti -- The rest of us / Jenzo Duque -- Escape from the dysphesiac people / Brandon Hobson -- Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain / Jamil Jan Kochai -- Switzerland / Nicole Krauss -- Clementine, Carmelita, dog / David Means -- Paradise / Yxta Maya Murray -- Good boy / Eloghosa Osunde -- Portrait of two young ladies in white and green robes (Unidentified artist, circa sixteenth century) / Jane Pek -- The last days of Rodney / Tracey Rose Peyton -- In this sort of world, the asshole wins / Christa Romanosky -- Love letter / George Saunders -- A way with Bea / Shantera Sigers -- Haguillory / Stephanie Soileau -- You are my dear friend / Madhuri Vijay -- Palaver / Bryan Washington -- Biology / Kevin Wilson -- Little beast / C. Pam Zhang --
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