Natalie Serber’s Top 10
Natalie Serber’s debut story collection, Shout Her Lovely Name, was published by Houghton, Mifflin in 2012. She has won the Tobias Wolff and John Steinbeck Awards. She said: What a task, limiting myself to ten. In no particular order, here’s my pile. I’ve read each of these stories many times and each time I learn something–about writing, about people, about myself. What I notice now, reading the titles, is that each one is a layer cake of yearning and complication.
|1.||"Love is Not a Pie," Amy Bloom||2.||"Some Other Better Otto," Deborah Eisenberg|
|3.||"Kiss Away," Charles Baxter||4.||"No River Wide," Robert Boswell|
|5.||"Drummond and Son," Charles D'Ambrosio||6.||"The Garden Party," Katherine Mansfield|
|7.||"Chopin in Winter," Stuart Dybek||8.||"A Temporary Matter," Jhumpa Lahiri|
|9.||"Oh, Joseph, I'm So Tired," Richard Yates||10.||"Vandals," Alice Munro|