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Best Short Stories

The following stories showcase the exceptional talents of award-winning authors. To quote Richard Ford, “They clean out the clutter, shove aside the impediments between readers and stories, treat us to gorgeous language, and stir our moral imaginations.” Our discussions are wonderfully rich and lively!

We will be using The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, edited by Daniel Halpern, ISBN 978014007949.

July 17: Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood

Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara

July 31: My Mother’s Memoirs by Russel Banks

G String by Nicola Barker

August 14: Evermore by Julian Barnes

Aren’t You Happy for Me by Richard Bausch

August 28: In Amalfi by Ann Beattie

Rara Avis by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Facilitator: Steve Gordon is a retired physician. He received his BA in Humanities from the University of Connecticut and his MD from NYU. He completed his residency at SUNY in Syracuse. Steve spent 36 years at Kaiser Permanente and read only medical journals. He no longer diagnoses maladies but, along with his wife Civia, delights in dissecting literature.

Course Number: OSHR-70132   Credit: 0 units

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