Looking for something new to read? Our intern, Andrew, has you covered. Listed below are his top ten favorite short stories. 

  1. "A Temporary Matter" – Jhumpa Lahiri
  2. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" – Raymond Carver
  3. "Safari" – Jennifer Egan
  4. "Sophia" – B.J. Novak
  5. "There Will Come Soft Rains" – Ray Bradbury
  6. "Bermuda" – Jim Gavin
  7. "Drown" – Junot Díaz
  8. "Emergency" – Denis Johnson
  9. "The Egg" – Andy Weir
  10. "Bartleby the Scrivener" – Herman Melville

Andrew Turner is an undergraduate intern working as an intern for Limestone. He is in his senior year at the University of Kentucky, where he is working to earn his Bachelor’s degree of Arts with a French and English double-major.  After graduating, he hopes to spend a few years in France teaching before eventually returning to the States to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. Andrew mostly enjoys contemporary American literature, and his favorite form to read (or write) is the short story. His favorite writers include Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri, and George Orwell.Outside of school, he enjoys spending his time in nature, through the activities of hiking, rock-climbing, or kayaking. Andrew is also an avid music festival junkie, and attends the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee each June.


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