Recently Read Short Fiction

I’m on one of my occasional short fiction kicks. I’ve discovered a great podcast, the New Yorker fiction podcast in which one of the magazine’s current fiction contributors reads one of their favorite stories from the archives. It’s a great way to sample some of the classics.

I’ve also been dipping into Richard Ford’s A Multitude of Sins and Hemingway’s Men Without Women. I downloaded Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It for the Kindle, but haven’t waded in just yet.

I’m enjoying Ford because I take a certain comfort in his style, and I appreciate his subtlety. Hemingway, of course, is always good. I was going to get to one of Meloy’s stories during the nap today, but Sean just didn’t sleep long enough. Maybe tomorrow or tonight…