What I’m teaching at St. Albans, in order, so you can follow along.


  1. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried” by Amy Hempel

  2. “Bobcat” by Rebecca Lee

  3. “A Temporary Matter” by Jhumpa Lahiri

  4. “The Fence” by Amber Wheeler Bacon

  5. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates

  6. “Reflux” by José Saramago

  7. “I Love You, But I’ve Chosen Darkness” by Claire Vaye Watkins (First few paragraphs)

  8. “Jean Takes a Moment to Respond” by Michael Sheehan

  9. “In The Book of Life” by Stuart Nadler

  10. “Housewifely Acts” by Megan Mayhew Bergman

  11. “Love is Blind and Deaf” by Jonathan Safran Foer

  12. “Yours” by Mary Robison

  13. “They Were” by Peter Witte

  14. “Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias Wolff

  15. “Fam” by Venita Blackburn

  16. “The Knocking” by David Means

  17. “The First Day” by Edward P. Jones

  18. “Tiger Mending” by Aimee Bender