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"The editors of this wonderful short story collection seek to get the genre...into the hands of a broader readership by cherry-picking more accessible works from masters of the craft. ...If you don't often read short stories, give Gotham a chance; you won't be disappointed!"
-Steve Turnbull
 Fiction Buyer/Manager
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY
"A stellar collection of 25 stories Fiction Gallery offers both avid readers and those looking for a smorgasbord a hearty repast. Highly recommended."

 Library Journal
"The stories here offer wonderful, attention-grabbing plots, characters, themes, landscapes, and voices--all elements of great literary fiction...certainly anyone who enjoys a good story will love the stories that Gotham has assembled."

 The Bloomsbury Review
 May/June 2005
"Reading Fiction Gallery is like taking a seminar from the masters of short story writing. Inspiring and instructive for all writers!"
-Elfrieda Abbe
 Editor, The Writer
"The stories in this terrific collection can be read both for enjoyment and for literary merit... the tales' brevity and cutting-edge themes will appeal to busy students. Each story is captivating. The selections are great examples of how writers use words to craft great literature."

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Fiction Gallery Teaching Guide
Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories
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About Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories
Teaching Hints from Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories

See also:

Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide
Writing Movies: The Practical Guide

Teaching Hints from Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories
1. “A Trifle from Life” by Anton Chekhov
2. “First Confession” by Frank O’Connor
3. “Brownies” by ZZ Packer
4. “What the River Told Us to Do” by Peter Markus
5. “Going For the Orange Julius” by Myla Goldberg
6. “Labors of the Heart” by Claire Davis
7. “Crazy Life” by Lou Mathews
8. “Sometimes You Talk About Idaho” by Pam Houston
9. “After the Plague” by T.C. Boyle
10. “Here We Are” by Dorothy Parker
11. “Whoever Was Using this Bed” by Raymond Carver
12. “For a Long Time This Was Griselda’s Story” by Anthony Doerr
13. “Home Sweet Home” by Hannah Tinti
14. “Orientation” by Daniel Orozco
15. “Walking Into the Wind” by John O’Farrell
16. “Night Women” by Edwidge Danticat
17. “The Palace Thief” by Ethan Canin
18. “The Book of Sand” by Jorge Luis Borges
19. “The Next Building I Plan to Bomb” by Charles Baxter
20. “The Secrets of Bats” by Jess Row
21. “The Third and Final Continent” by Jhumpa Lahiri
22. “The Swimmer” by John Cheever
23. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
24. “I Want to Live!” by Thom Jones
25. “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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