The Story: 100 Great Short Stories Written by Women | chosen by Victoria Hislop

LOVE

  1. A Married Man’s Story – Katherine Mansfield
  2. A Telephone Call – Dorothy Parker
  3. A Man and Two Women – Doris Lessing
  4. How I Finally Lost My Heart – Doris Lessing
  5. Faithful Lovers – Margaret Drabble
  6. Master – Angela Carter
  7. The Man From Mars – Margaret Atwood
  8. The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
  9. 1944 – Ellen Gilchrist
  10. The Lover – Alice Walker
  11. Rue de Lille – Mavis Gallant
  12. Words – Carol Shields
  13. Revenge -Anne Enright
  14. The Choirmaster – Elspeth Davies
  15. Ilse’s House – Alison Lurie
  16. In The Shadow – Alison Lurie
  17. The Watch Trick – Jennifer Egan
  18. Atlantic Crossing – Jeanette Winterson
  19. My Son the Hero – Clare Boylan
  20. The Artist – Maggie Gee
  21. Kenny -Colette Paul
  22. Reach – Rachel Seiffert
  23. Field Study – Rachel Seiffert
  24. Love in the Marketplace – Yiyun Li
  25. Mother Tongue – Nadine Gordimer
  26. The Shared Patio – Miranda July
  27. The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  28. The Redemption of Galen Pike – Carys Davies
  29. The Heart of Denis Noble – Alison MacLeod
  30. The Lost Seed – Emma Donoghue
  31. The Turtle – Roshi Fernando
  32. Even Pretty Eyes Commit Crimes – M. J. Hyland
  33. The Gift – Emma Donoghue
  34. Millie and Bird – Avril Joy

LOSS

  1. The Canary – Katherine Mansfield
  2. A Walk in the Woods – Elizabeth Bowen
  3. Sentiment _ Dorothy Parker
  4. The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
  5. The Life You Save May be Your Own – Flannery O’Connor
  6. The Blush – Elizaheth Taylor
  7. The Sound of the River – Jean Rhys
  8. A Visit – Anna Kavan
  9. Obsessional – Anna Kavan
  10. The First Year of My Life – Muriel Spark
  11. Indignities – Ellen Gilchrist
  12. The Pill-Box – Penelope Lively
  13. Miles City, Montana – Alice Munro
  14. Fragility – Carol Shields
  15. The Merry Widow – Margaret Drabble
  16. The I of It – A. M. Homes
  17. The First Time – Marina Warner
  18. Inside Information – Nicola Barker
  19. Desideratus – Penelope Fitzgerald
  20. Agnes of Iowa – Lorrie Moore
  21. Curved is the Line of Beauty – Hilary Mantel
  22. Father, Father – Susan Hill
  23. Renaissance – Colette Paul
  24. After a Life – Yiyun Li
  25. Sorry? – Helen Simpson
  26. Up at a Villa _ Helen Simpson
  27. Plunder – Edna O’Brien
  28. Aunt Telephone – Edith Pearlman
  29. Vanitas – Emma Donoghue
  30. Gravel – Alive Munro
  31. The Eye – Alice Munro
  32. Before He Left the Family – Carrie Tiffany (A)
  33. Diving Belles – Lucy Wood

THE LIVES OF WOMEN

  1. Consequences – Willa Cather
  2. A Society – Virginia Woolf
  3. Generous Pieces _ Ellen Gilchrist
  4. The Waltz – Dorothy Parker
  5. Through the Tunnel – Doris Lessing
  6. The Axe – Penelope Fitzgerald
  7. Betty – Margaret Atwood
  8. A World of Her Own – Penelope Lively
  9. Sale – Anita Desai
  10. Mischief – Alice Munro
  11. Change of Face – Elspeth Davie
  12. A Weight Problem – Elspeth Davie
  13. The Prescription – Penelope Fitzgerald
  14. How Did I get Away with Killing One of the Biggest Lawyers in the State? It Was Easy. – Alice Walker
  15. Corruption – Penelope Lively
  16. A Real Doll – A. M. Homes
  17. Yours Truly – A. M. Homes
  18. (She Owns) Every Thing – Anne Enright
  19. Waiting Room (The First) – Elizabeth Jolley (A)
  20. Telegony I: Going into a Dark House – Jane Gardam
  21. Fat People – Alison Lurie
  22. G-String – Nicola Barker
  23. Wesley: Blisters – Nicola Barker
  24. Emerald City – Jennifer Egan
  25. The Snobs – Muriel Spark
  26. Third Floor Rising – Hilary Mantel
  27. The Thing in the Forest – A. S. Byatt
  28. Good People – Maggie Gee
  29. The Child – Ali Smith
  30. Story of My Life – A. L. Kennedy
  31. The Man Across the River – Polly Samson
  32. Ahead of the Pack – Helen Simpson
  33. To Brixton Beach – Stella Duffy
Title: The Story
Editor: Victoria Hislop
ISBN: 9781800249639
Imprint Head of Zeus
Published: 1 March 2022 (reissue) (first published August 2013)
Format: Flexi paperback
Pages: 816

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