The Short-Story Hall of Fame

In no particular order, this is a list of my favorite short-stories, rightfully earning their place in my personal hall-of-fame. It is important to make the distinction between favorite and best. I make no such claim on the latter. You might recognize some familiar classics although hopefully there is enough variety to pique your interest. Enjoy!

A Perfect Day for Banana Fish by J.D. Salinger

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

To Build a Fire by Jack London

There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury

The Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

Mars is Heaven! by Ray Bradbury

A&P by John Updike

The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges

The School by Donald Barthelme

The Fliers of Gy by Ursula Le Guin

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula Le Guin

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried by Amy Hempel 

Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison

The Swimmer by John Cheever

Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

The Year of Spaghetti by Haruki Murakami

A Clean, Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway

Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Dead by James Joyce

How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl or Halfie) by Junot Diaz

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