Students in American Literature may use any of the following stories that the class has not already read.  

Author

Story

Source

words

FK Reading Level

Comments

Anderson, Sherwood

“Death in the Woods”

G Drive

5200

5.2

 

Anderson, Sherwood

Hands

G Drive

2450

8.2

 

Anderson, Sherwood

“I Want to Know Why”

G Drive

4100

5.9

 

Anderson, Sherwood

Loneliness

G Drive

 

 

 

Anderson, Sherwood

Sophistication

 

 

 

 

Anderson, Sherwood

“The Egg”

 

 

 

 

Baldwin, James

“Sonny’s Blues”

(in our library)

 

 

 

Carver, Raymond

“Where I’m Calling From”

(in our library)

 

 

 

Cather, Willa

“Coming, Aphrodite!”

G Drive

15800

6.8

 

Cather, Willa

Paul’s Case

G Drive

8400

9.3

 

Elliot., T.S.

“The Lovesong of Alfred J. Prufrock

pg  661

 

 

a single, longer poem

Faulkner, William

"The Bear”

 

 

 

 

Faulkner, William

“A Rose for Emily”

G Drive

3700

7.9

 

Faulkner, William

“Barn Burning”

G Drive

7900

7.3

 

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

“Bernice Bobs her Hair”

G Drive

8700

7.0

 

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

“The Jelly-Bean”

G Drive

6600

6.1

 

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

“Winter Dreams”

(in our textbook)

 

 

 

Frost, Robert                   

“Home Burial”

G Drive

 

 

a single, longer poem

Hemingway, Ernest

“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”

(The Complete Short Stories in our library)

 

 

 

Hemingway, Ernest

“Indian Camp”

G Drive

1400

4.0

 

Hemingway, Ernest

“Soldier’s Home”

(in our textbook)

 

 

 

Hemingway, Ernest

“The Killers”

G Drive

3000

1.9

 

Jackson, Shirley

“The Lottery”

 

 

 

 

Mansfield, Katherine

“The Garden Party”

G Drive

5300

4.5

 

McCullers, Carson

“Sucker” (Ask Mr. G.)

 

 

 

 

O’Conner, Flannery

“A Good Man is Hard to Find”

 

 

 

 

O’Conner, Flannery

“Everything that Rises Must Converge”

 

 

 

 

O’Conner, Flannery

“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

(in our textbook)

 

 

 

Porter, Katherine Anne

“The Grave”

 

 

 

 

Porter, Katherine Anne

“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

(in our textbook)

 

 

 

Stafford, Jean

“In the Zoo”

 

 

 

 

Steinbeck, John

“Flight”

G Drive

7700

4.8

 

Welty, Eudora

Why I Live at the P.O.” 

G Drive

4850

5.9

 

Wharton, Edith

“Diagnosis”

 

 

 

 

Wharton, Edith

Roman Fever

G Drive

4900

5.6

 

White, E. B.

“The Second Tree from the Corner”

 

 

 

 

Wright, Richard

“The Man who was almost a Man”

G Drive

4400

2.5

This is written in Ebonics. 

Also:

 

Any story in Winesburg, Ohio

 

Any short story from Youth and the Bright Medusa.