Fall Short-Story Discussion Series

Join Librarian Barbara Wenglin to explore compelling stories from an exciting, rich, and bold new anthology:

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories
Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)
Marking the centennial of the Best American Short Stories annual series, this collection celebrates the diversity of the genre and the American experience from 1915-2015.

Available in print collection through our Catalog and as an eBook in Hoopla, as well as OverDrive and Libby.

Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. on Zoom

The selected stories with varied settings deal with intriguing and edgy romantic relationships.
Please register for the series through Zoom here.

October 8
Suggested reading of editor Lorrie Moore’s inspiring Introduction – (p.ix – 2015)
“The Enormous Radio” by John Cheever (p.160 – 1948)

October 29
“Haircut” by Ring Lardner (p.48 – 1925)

November 19
“Those Are as Brothers” by Nancy Hale (p.132 – 1942)
“Awaiting Orders” by Tobias Wolff (p.639 – 2006)

December 3
“Friend of My Youth” by Alice Munro (p. 452 – 1991)

December 17
“The Third and Final Continent” by Jhumpa Lahiri (p.544 – 2000)

January 7
“Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (p.62 – 1931)

January 14 – Film Discussion
The Last Time I Saw Paris (MGM, 1954)
Based on Fitzgerald’s story, “Babylon Revisited,” with a stellar cast including Elizabeth Taylor,
Van Johnson, Donna Reed, Walter Pidgeon, Eva Gabor, and Roger Moore.
Available to view before the meeting on Kanopy and Hoopla, the Library’s free streaming services.

This program is made possible with support of the Friends of the White Plains Library.

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