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My favorite short stories
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message 1: by Bea (new)

Bea #106 and #17 have the same title and author but different covers. It looks like the same book.


message 2: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Can we add newer short stories?


☼♄Jülie  Gabby wrote: "Can we add newer short stories?"

Please do :)


message 4: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Miraculously, the duplicates link works. The system found and removed 4 duplicates.


message 5: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Removed for being a full length novel: Salem's Lot, #325.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

If you see others, please list the page# or book# along with the title.

System found and removed another duplicate.


message 6: by Donna (last edited Jul 31, 2018 12:26AM) (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 1 duplicate.

Removed for being out of genre, The Informers: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...

and My Wolf's Bane: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 7: by George P. (new)

George P. I don't think # 370 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer should be in this list. It is not a short story nor a collection of them. The chapters are all about the same main character (Tom) and it's really a novel. I did like it though.


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis George wrote: "I don't think # 370 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer should be in this list. It is not a short story nor a collection of them. The chapters are all about the same main character (Tom) and it's really a..."

Thanks for the heads-up, George. This title has been removed for genre issues.

The system has found and removed 3 duplicates.


message 9: by John (new)

John There is a genre that was popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance of linking stories through a framing device (a bunch of people get together and tell stories, for example, or Scheherazade has to keep telling stories to avoid being killed). These include The Arabian Nights, the Decameron, the Heptameron, and the Canterbury Tales (which is mostly narrative poetry). Several of these books are listed but I didn't vote for them because they seem like a different genre to me. But I can see how they would end up here.


message 10: by John (new)

John I have read a lot of short story anthologies, particularly The Best American Short Stories, which comes out every year - I added the ones I've read, but if folks think that's not appropriate, feel free to delete.


message 11: by John (new)

John Oh no! I accidentally added a duplicate Night Shift (page 17, no. 1604). Could someone with the magic power of removal take care of this mistake?


message 12: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis John wrote: "Oh no! I accidentally added a duplicate Night Shift (page 17, no. 1604). Could someone with the magic power of removal take care of this mistake?"

Done.
It's always nice to have an excuse to return to this list, anyway. ;)


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