The Short Story Group
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Schedule

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 10:15 a.m. in the small conference room on the second floor of the library. The Best American Short Stories of the Century (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike is our text. A copy is kept at the reference desk of the library. We welcome new members.

For more information feel free to contact George Mahoney: 941-474-7685 or

Thurs., Nov. 10

  • Where Are You Going…, J.C. Oates, p. 450
  • City of Churches, D. Barthelme, p. 503

Thurs., Dec. 8

  • Gold Coast, J. McPherson, p. 477
  • The Shawl, C. Orzick, p. 576

Thurs., Jan. 12

  • In the Gloaming, A. Dark, p. 688
  • Janus, A. Beattie, p. 595

Thurs., Feb. 9

  • Defender of the Faith, P. Roth, p. 384
  • Wild Plums, G. Coates, p. 100

Thurs., March 9

  • That Evening Sun, W. Faulkner, p. 111
  • The Second Tree…, EB White, 281

Thurs., April 13

  • Death of a Favorite, JF Powers, 295
  • Zelig, B. Rosenblatt, p. 1

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