"A Gravestone Made of Wheat," the title story of a collection by Will Weaver

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

"Selfishness" by Alice Mattison

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor

"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J.D. Salinger

"The Kugelmass Episode" by Woody Allen

"Old Love Affairs" by Alice Adams

"Babies" by Ann Packer

"Sculpture 1" by Angela Patrinos

My Sister Life by Maria Flook

"You're Ugly, Too" by Lorrie Moore

"A Country Wedding" by Lorrie Colwin

"The Lost World" by Michael Chabon

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

"Goodbye, My Brother" by John Cheever

"Accountant" by Ethan Canin

"The Boys of My Youth," the title story of a collection by Jo Ann Beard

"Cheap at Half the Price" by Jeffrey Archer

A Cab Called Reliable by Patti Kim

Looking for a Ship by John McPhee

"The Russian Children Are Not Happy" by Ellen Slezak

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

"Yolanda and Me" by Charlotte Forbes

"Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot" by Robert Olen Butler

"Relative Comforts" by Penelope Wickersham

A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Woolf

"A Small Good Thing" by Raymond Carver

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kindera

"Learning to Fly: Reflections on Fear, Trust, and the Joy of Letting Go" by Sam Keen

The Art of Seeing: A Novel  by Cammie McGovern