Short Curator

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A Super Short Curation by Jim Shepard

You’ve Got to Read This, II:

A Top-of-the-Head All Star Anthology of Contemporary American Stories, Stopping at 21 Authors and Only Allowing Each Author One Story,

With Apologies to All the Amazing Stories I’ve Neglected to Mention


Barrett, Andrea, “Ship Fever”

Barth, John, “Lost in the Funhouse”

Barthelme, Donald, “Engineer-Private Paul Klee Misplaces an Aircraft Between Milbertshofen and Cambrai, March 1916”

Baxter, Charles, “Winter Journey”

Bender, Aimee, “Faces”

Carver, Raymond, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”

Diaz, Junot, “Edison, New Jersey”

Eisenberg, Deborah, “What It Was Like, Seeing Chris”

Englander, Nathan, “The Tumblers”

Gaitskill, Mary, “Turgor”

Hansen, Ron, “Nebraska”

Hempel, Amy, “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried”

Johnson, Denis, “Emergency”

July, Miranda, “The Shared Patio”

Kalfus, Ken, “Birobidzhan”

Moody, Rick, “Demonology”

Paley, Grace, “Wants”

Russell, Karen, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”

Saunders, George, “Tenth of December”

(Curator’s Note) Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and four story collections. I don’t know why the Short Curator Project got so lucky as to have his participation, but here is our note of appreciation.