Some Recommended Short Story Collections

In no particular order:

1. The Tales of Chekhov

2. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

3. Winesburg, Ohio–Sherwood Anderson

4. Damballah–John Edgar Wideman

5. Palm-of-the-Hand Stories–Yasunari Kawabata

6. Time With Children–Elizabeth Tallent

7. The Beggar Maid–Alice Munro

8. The Pugilist at Rest –Thom Jones

9. The Wheel of Love–Joyce Carol Oates

10. The Brightest Ring of Angels Around Heaven–Rick Moody

11. The Nick Adams Stories–Ernest Hemingway

12. The Tales of Poe

13. The Collected Stories of Flannery O’Connor

14. Spunk and Other Stories–Zora Neale Hurston

15. The Collected Stories of John Cheever

16. The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

17. Greasy Lake and Other Stories–T. Coraghessan Boyle

18. Street Games–Rosellen Brown

19. What I Know So Far–Gordon Lish

20. The Music School–John Updike

21. Secrets and Surprises–Ann Beattie

22. Nine Stories–J.D. Salinger

23. The Collected Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

24. The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

25. Black Tickets–Jayne Anne Phillips

26. The Things They Carried–Tim O’Brien

27. The Collected Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

28. Tropisms–Natalie Sarraute

29. Labyrinths–Jorge Luis Borges

30. The Selected Stories of J.G. Ballard

31. The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

32. In the Garden of the North American Martyrs–Tobias Wolff

33. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?–Raymond Carver

34. Rock Springs–Richard Ford

35. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice–Charles Johnson

36. Taking Care–Joy Williams

37. The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze–William Saroyan

38. In Watermelon Sugar–Richard Brautigan

39. Welcome to the Monkey House–Kurt Vonnegut

40. Self-Help–Lorrie Moore

41. Dancing Girls–Margaret Atwood

42. The Collected Stories of William Trevor

43. The Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

44. Emperor of the Air–Ethan Canin

45. Night Shift–Stephen King

46. Pricksongs and Descants–Robert Coover

47. The Collected Stories of Mark Twain

48. Reasons to Live–Amy Hempel

49. Airships–Barry Hannah

50. Love Medicine–Louise Erdrich

51. Dubliners–James Joyce

52. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories–Carson McCullers

53. Laughable Loves–Milan Kundera

54. Stories in an Almost Classical Mode–Harold Brodkey

55. 18 Stories–Heinrich Boll

56. Collected Tales–Dino Buzzati

57. Monkeys–Susan Minot

58. Blow-up and Other Stories–Julio Cortazar

59. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven–Sherman Alexie

60. The Assignation and Other Stories–Joyce Carol Oates

61. The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka

62. Selected Stories of John O’Hara

63. The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

64. The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

65. The Piazza Tales–Herman Melville

66. Selected Stories–Andre Dubus

67. I Would Have Saved Them If I Could–Leonard Michaels

68. Goodbye, Columbus–Philip Roth

69. The House on Mango Street–Sandra Cisneros

70. The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor

71. In Love and Trouble–Alice Walker

72. Three Tales–Gustave Flaubert

73. The Old Man at the Railroad Crossing–William Maxwell

74. In the Penny Arcade–Stephen Millhauser

75. The Collected Stories of Frank O’Connor

76. Tell Me a Riddle–Tillie Olsen

77. Family Dancing–David Leavitt

78. A Sportsman’s Sketches–Ivan Turgenev

79. Selected Short Stories of Henry James

80. Lost in the Funhouse–John Barth

81. Sixty Stories–Donald Barthelme

82. Seven Gothic Tales–Isak Dinesen

83. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country–William H. Gass

84. The Magic Barrel–Bernard Malamud

85. Tonio Kroger and Other Stories–Thomas Mann

86. The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker

87. The Selected Stories of Guy de Maupassant

88. The Collected Short Stories of Stephen Crane

89. Nebraska–Ron Hansen

90. The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

91. An Amateur’s Guide to the Night–Mary Robison

92. Kentucky Straight–Chris Offutt

93. The Tales of Nikolai Gogol

94. The Complete Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne

95. The Lottery and Other Stories–Shirley Jackson

96. The Neumiller Stories–Larry Woiwode

97. Collected Stories–Wright Morris

98. Dusk–James Salter

99. The Collected Stories of William Faulkner

100. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love–Raymond Carver

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