Jay of bibliophilica blog is once again hosting the Deal Me In Challenge for 2018. I got into this in the past too late to complete it so am starting afresh.
The short stories from four books I am choosing from are as follows below. I am dividing the selections between male and female authors as evenly as I can from these books.
The idea is each week you pick a card from a deck of cards and read the short story that matches the list below.
I found this old book of Australian Short Stories in the Red Cross Op Shop. First printed in 1951. I have chosen eight female and five male authors.
- (Ace) Molly Skinner: The Hand (From the Adelphi, London, 1924)
- Tom Collins: The Jeweller’s Shop (from Steel Rudd’s Magazine 1905
- Barbara Baynton: Scrammy ‘And (From Bush Studies, 1902)
- Henry Lawson: Send Round the Hat (From Send Round the Hat 1907)
- Steele Rudd: The Night We Watched for Wallabies from Kate’s Wedding (from Our Selection 1899)
- Cecil Mann: The Pelican (From The River, and Other Stories
- Don Edwards: He Walks Home with his Wife (From High Hill at
- Katharine Susannah Prichard: The Grey Horse (From Kiss on the
Lips, and Other Stories, 1932)
- Marjorie Barnard: Dry Spell (From the Persimmon Tree, 1942)
- Dorothy Sanders: Seed Among Thorns (From the Sydney Morning Herald) No date but probably 1st half 1900s.
- (Jack) Margaret Trist: Twenty Strong (From What Else is There? 1946)
- (Queen) Ernestine Hill: End of an Idol (From the A.B.C. Weekly) early 1900’s
- (King) Henry Handel Richardson: And Women Must Weep from End of a Childhood 1934)
The hearts will choose stories from That Glimpse of Truth: 100 of the Finest Short Stories Ever Written published 2014
- (Ace) Aesop: The Hare and the Tortoise
- Miguel de Cervantes: The Deceitful Marriage
- Hans Christian Anderson: The Red Shoes
Charles Dickens: The Signal-Man
- Joseph Conrad: The Lagoon
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Scandal in Bohemia
- Henry Lawson: The Loaded Dog
- Virginia Woolf: Solid Objects
- Katherine Mansfield: A Married Man’s Story
- Elizabeth Bowen: Sunday Afternoon
- (Jack) Eudora Welty: Petrified Man
- (Queen) Elizabeth Taylor: The Blush
- (King) Penelope Fitzgerald: The Red-Haired Girl
The clubs stories will be chosen from the book England and Other Stories by Graham Swift. I picked up this 2014 published book not long ago. I have travelled pretty much throughout the UK and may be going back to do yet one more road trip. I find English stories to be quite calming and cozy so will look forward to what may pop up here. It appears to be a book about the various characters with their varied personalities who make up this great country. It looks like a lot of fun.
- (Ace) Going Up in the World
Sha Ding: The Magnet
- Wonders Will Never Cease
- People Are Life
- Remember This
- The Best Days
- Half a Loaf
- Saving Grace
- Tragedy, Tragedy
- (Jack) As Much Love as Possible
- (Queen) Yorkshire
- (King) Holly and Polly
The final book of short stories are Buddhist themed. I’ve had a strong interest for quite a long time and this is another sad little TBR languishing on my shelves.
Stories From Beyond the Clouds: An Anthology of Tibetan Folk Tales by Clifford Thurlow
- (Ace) Footprints in the Snow
- The Rainmaker
- Brother Long Spring Day
- Siruk Khabuk
- The Statue and the Jewel
- Paper Flowers
- The Three Sisters
- A Little Fish Laughed
- The Corpse
- The King and the Thief
- (Jack) The Dream
- (Queen) Free Choice from another Buddhist Book I have- Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart
- (King) Free Choice from another Buddhist Book I have- Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart
I am really looking forward to reading this diverse collection of stories. I hope you enjoy hearing about them.