Fiction

Tatiana & T. S. Eliot

Jerome Charyn

Handsome Boy

Dennis McFarland

The News of the World

Mario Rigoni Stern

Hush

David Guterson

Giving Good Advice

George Bradley

Everybody ought to have a hobby, even busy people like lawyers—Patty Pierson’s hobby was sex

Chatang

Nathaniel Rich

Commencement

Ralph Lombreglia

The campus of the future is a strange, unsettling place

The Sugar Road

Roberta Silman

George has never spoken a word. He's not like other boys. What risk is there in trying to unlock the secrets of his silence?

Sure, Fine

Emma Duffy-Comparone

Stateside

Dennis McFarland

Cotton

James Conaway

All he wanted was to work his land in peace, never knowing that what mattered most to him was about to be taken away

Wait and See

Edith Pearlman

Denial

David Huddle

We Shall Go to Her, But She Will Not Return to Us

Thisbe Nissen

The prodigal daughter comes home

At Boquillas

Ben Stroud

Archy and Mehitabel

Jerome Charyn

Kalawar

Nathaniel Rich

Who really killed Abdur, an Afghan goatherd-turned-informant?

Tom, Dick, and Pat

Thomas Mallon

S. faux

Edith Pearlman

The metamorphosis of an unusual love

The Piñata

David Rowell

An unexpected act of violence at a children’s party in the suburbs

Paradise

David Guterson

A fledgling romance in the Washington mountains, and another, doomed love affair that cannot be forgotten

Mountain People

Ralph Lombreglia

The perils of stealing on Christmas day …

Virgin Summer

John Rolfe Gardiner

We Were Angry

Jennifer S. Davis

A woman’s disappearance roils an insular southern town

Joint Ventures

Kate Sullivan

An American in Hong Kong, lonely amid the masses

The Games Room

Nadine Gordimer

Goodbyes

Cristina Henriquez

A return to Panama and a life left behind

The Illuminationist

Hooman Majd

Everyone has faith, but who are the real believers?

Adonis

Jerome Charyn

Arising

Josh Emmons

Snow White

Antonya Nelson

Boy

Bret Anthony Johnston

(for Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”)

Midnight, Tuesday

Alix Ohlin

High on a Hill

David Huddle

A Series of Photographs Against a White Curtain

Maud Casey

The Gypsy Chooses the Whatever Card

Ann Beattie

The New Generation

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The posthumous tale of a Russian professor’s nightmarish encounter with a former student

Honey

Roxana Robinson

Ice

Lily Tuck

Unrippable

Ralph Lombreglia

Ground Rule

Patricia Volk

Without Wendy

Roberta Silman

Promises, Promises

Joseph O'Neill

The Art of Human Surveillance

Bradford Tice

Making Good

Lore Segal

Happy with Crocodiles

Jim Shepard

Me and Big Foot

Jill McCorkle

The Leap

Roxana Robinson

The House at Belle Fontaine

Lily Tuck

Tamarack State

Andrea Barrett

North of Ordinary

John Rolfe Gardiner

Plum Creek

Laura Furman

Wheeling

Ann Beattie

Cowboys and Indians

Louis Begley

The Preacher’s Wife

Dennis McFarland