Short Stories, including Christmas stories

Alphabetically by author - a few of these seem like novellas but I am listing them as short stories

Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich - Christmas
The Case of the White Elephant by Margery Allingham

Candles in the Window by Elizabeth Bowen - Christmas - read November 2021
I began to read two other Christmas stories by her, but they were gothic, ghost kind of stories which I don't like at all, so I quit. But this one is lovely - about an older woman and a girl just leaving girlhood.

Sanctuary by Agatha Christie
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie - Christmas
The Case of the Missing Will by Agatha Christie
The Tuesday Night Club by Agatha Christie
Wasps' Nest by Agatha Christie
Tied Up With A Bow (novella) by Sheila Connolly - Christmas - read August 2020

The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle - Christmas - read in November 2015
Homework by Margaret Drabble
The Merry Widow by Margaret Drabble

An Alcoholic Case by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Last of the Belles by F. Scott Fitzgerald
War Memorial by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Bryant and May and the Secret Santa - by Christopher Fowler - Christmas - read in December 2015 

One Morning in June by Mavis Gallant
The Basement Room by Graham Greene

The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Christmas Every Day and Other Stories by William Dean Howells - Christmas

Rip Van Winkle by Washington  Irving - read in February 2017

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Sarah Orne Jewett
The Sisters by James Joyce

A Day in a Woman's Life by Sheila Kaye-Smith
Mrs Craggs and the Late Prince Albert by H.R.F. Keating
Victorian Values by H.R.F. Keating
Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King - read in July 2015
Christmas at the Grange by T.E. Kinsey - Christmas - read December 2019
How the Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

Blueberry Blues by Karen MacInerney - read in April 2017
Iced Inn - Karen MacInerney - read March 2019
Lupine Lies - Karen MacInerney - read May 2020
Pumpkin Pied by Karen MacInerney - read in March 2017
The House on Sand Creek by Thomas McGuane
The Proxy Marriage by Maile Meloy
The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro

Exactly Eight Thousand Dollars Exactly by John O'Hara

The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley - Christmas - read November 2021
The Nightingales Sing by Elizabeth Parsons
Home for the Day by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Watershed by Rosamunde Pilcher
Whistle for the Wind by Rosamunde Pilcher
Hey Waitress by Helen Potrebenko

Beyond the Shadow of a Dream by Craig Rice
Children of Christmas by Cynthia Rylant - Christmas

My Dear Miss Fairfax by Nicola Slade
The Tower Room by Nicola Slade
At the Reunion Buffet (an Isabel Dalhousie story) by Alexander McCall Smith - read in May 2015
Sweet Thoughtful Valentine (an Isabel Dalhousie story) by Alexander McCall Smith - read in August 2016

But Wait Till You See Glenna! by Gladys Taber
Half-truths and Semi-miracles by Anne Tyler - read in March 2019

Bruno and the Carols Singers by Martin Walker - Christmas - read in November 2015
A Market Tale by Martin Walker read in November 2015
Livvie by Eudora Welty
Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty
Meals on Wheels by Bailey White
A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf
A Society by Virginia Woolf
It Had To Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich

A Really Good Jazz Piano by Richard Yates

1 comment:

  1. I've never really loved short stories, somehow I always feel cheated when I finish them so quickly But a few of these are really tempting me. Bailey White! I had forgotten about her. I wonder if she is still on NPR ever? I read her books after hearing her and maybe this story is in one of them.... as I remember her books they seemed more like memoirs than stories. OK, that's just one of your list that intrigued me ... but I don't want to write a book about your books here ;> Just, as always, thanks for the suggestions.


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