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Elizabeth Harrower: “Alice”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is “Alice,” by Elizabeth Harrower. Harrower, now in her late 80s, stopped writing fiction approximately 45 years ago, around the same time that she pulled her final book from publication. This story was written sometime back when she was actively writing, but it’s only making its way to us now (fantastic to say that about a piece of New Yorker fiction two weeks in a row!). Read the full post

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Isaac Bashevis Singer: “Inventions”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is “Inventions,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer and translated from the Yiddish by Aliza Shevrin. The story was written in 1965 and translated to English in the late 1960s, but it’s only making its way to us now. Read the full post.

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J. Robert Lennon: “Breadman”

This week’s New Yorker story is J. Robert Lennon’s “Breadman.” Betsy shares her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Robert Coover: “The Crabapple Tree”

This week’s New Yorker story is Robert Coover’s “The Crabapple Tree.” Read the full post.

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My Favorite New Yorker Stories of 2014

Betsy shares her thoughts on the past year’s New Yorker fiction and shares her favorites. Read the full post.

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Colin Barrett: “The Ways”

This week’s New Yorker story is Colin Barrett’s “The Ways.” Betsy offers her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Nuruddin Farah: “The Start of the Affair”

This week’s New Yorker story is Nuruddin Farah’s “The Start of the Affair.” Read the full post.

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Elizabeth McKenzie: “Savage Breast”

This week’s New Yorker story is Elizabeth McKenzie’s “Savage Breast.” Betsy shares her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Tim Parks: “Reverend”

This week’s New Yorker story is Tim Parks’ “Reverend.” Betsy offers her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Etgar Keret: “One Gram Short”

This week’s New Yorker story is Etgar Keret’s “One Gram Short,” translated from the Hebrew by Nathan Englander. Betsy offers her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Brad Watson: “Eykelboom”

This week’s New Yorker story is Brad Watson’s “Eykelboom.” Read the full post.

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Dave Eggers: “The Alaska of Giants and Gods”

This weeks New Yorker story is Dave Eggers’ “The Alaska of Giants and Gods.” Betsy shares her thoughts. Read the full post.

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Antonya Nelson: “Primum Non Nocere”

This week’s New Yorker story is “Primum Non Nocere,” by Antonya Nelson. Read the full post.

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Jess Row: “The Empties”

This week’s The New Yorker story is “The Empties,” by Jess Row. Read the full post.

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Tom Hanks: “Alan Bean Plus Four”

This week’s New Yorker story is “Alan Bean Plus Four,” by, of all people, Tom Hanks. Read the full post.

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Kirstin Valdez Quade: “Ordinary Sins”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Kirsin Valdez Quade’s “Ordinary Sins.” Read the full post.