Henry James, “The Real Thing”
Joan Didion, “L.A. Noir”
Charles E. Van Loan, “Baseball as the Bleachers Like It”
Robert Frost, “In the Home Stretch”
W. O. McGeehan, “Gertrude Ederle vs. the Channel”
Jean Stafford, “Children Are Bored on Sunday”
Zora Neale Hurston, “Spunk”
Theodore Roosevelt, “Enjoying the Presidency”
Kate Chopin, “A Shameful Affair”
Gene Stratton-Porter, “The Last Passenger Pigeon”
Octavia E. Butler, “Positive Obsession”
Ring Lardner, “A Day with Conrad Green”
Joseph H. Rainey, “The Destruction of a Free Ballot”
William Wells Brown, “Ira Aldridge”
Mark Twain, “The £1,000,000 Bank-Note"
Rollin Lynde Hartt, “Melodrama”
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