This page contains various lists of linked short story collections.

Some of the collections have already been indexed on this website, but many others are only to be found on the lists. I may index some of them in the future, as time permits, and add extra material such as author quotes on the craft of writing linked short stories.

We start with the “General lists” which is the section containing my three big fat linked short story collection lists on Goodreads.

After that follows bibliographical lists ordered by country.

Finally you get a little section with links miscellaneous and academic material such as dissertations in various literary fields that contain linked short story collections (which may never have been published elsewhere).

Like everything else, his page and its lists are very much a work in progress. Feel free to contact me if you have additions to the site or the lists.


My Goodreads list of linked short stories

My Goodreads list of linked short stories part II

My Goodreads list of linked short stories part III



Schless, Justine. Measured, Silk & Other Stories. 2023.


Arad, Maya. Oman hasipur hakatzar. (The Short Story Master). Xargol. 2009


Jaronczyk, Kasia. Lemons. 2017


Hardy, Thomas. A Group of Noble Dames. 1891


Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. 1820.

Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin. Georgia Scenes. 1835.

Lee, Eliza Buckminster. Sketches of a New England Village, in the Last Century. 1838.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Legends of the Province-House. 1838–9.

Kirkland, Caroline Matilda. A New Home – Who’ll Follow? Or Glimpses of Western Life. 1839.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Mosses from an Old Manse. 1846.

Melville, Herman. The Piazza Tales. 1856.

Jewett, Sarah Orne. Deephaven. 1877.

Cable, George Washington. Old Creole Days. 1879.

Garland, Hamlin. Main-Travelled Roads. 1891.

Chopin, Kate. Bayou Folk. 1894.

Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs. 1896.

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins. The People of Our Neighborhood. 1898.

Chesnutt, Charles W. The Conjure Woman. 1899.

Crane, Stephen. Whilomville Stories. 1899.

Austin, Mary. The Land of Little Rain. 1903.

Gale, Zona. Friendship Village. 1908.

Stein, Gertrude. Three Lives. 1909.

James, Henry. The Finer Grain. 1910.

Far, Sui Sin. Mrs. Spring Fragrance. 1912.

Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio. 1919.

Frank, Waldo. City Block. 1922.

Toomer, Jean. Cane. 1923.

Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. 1925.

Barnes, Djuna. Ladies Almanack. 1928.

Steinbeck, John. The Pastures of Heaven. 1932. —. The Red Pony. 1933.

Hughes, Langston. The Ways of White Folks. 1934.

Steinbeck, John. Tortilla Flat. 1935.

Saroyan, William. My Name Is Aram. 1937.

Wright, Richard. Uncle Tom’s Children. 1938.

Faulkner, William. The Unvanquished. 1938. —. The Wild Palms. 1939. —. The Hamlet. 1940. —. Go Down, Moses. 1942.

Caldwell, Erskine. Georgia Boy. 1943.

Welty, Eudora. The Wide Net and Other Stories. 1943.

Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. 1945.

Faulkner, William. Knight’s Gambit. 1949.

Mori, Toshio. Yokohama, California. 1949.

Welty, Eudora. The Golden Apples. 1949.

Asimov, Isaac. I, Robot. 1950.

Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. 1950.

Salinger’s Nine Stories, J.D. 1953.

O’Connor, Flannery. A Good Man Is Hard to Find. 1955.

Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. 1957.

Cheever, John. The Housebreaker of Shady Hill and Other Stories. 1959.

Connell, Evan S. Mrs. Bridge. 1959.

Updike, John. The Olinger Stories. 1964.

Baldwin, James. Going to Meet the Man. 1965.

O’Connor, Flannery. Everything That Rises Must Converge. 1965.

Barth, John. Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice. 1968.

Gaines, Ernest. J. Bloodline. 1968.

Connell, Evan S. Mr. Bridge. 1969.

Coover, Robert. Pricksongs and Descants. 1969.

Malamud, Bernard. Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition. 1969.

Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain. 1969.

Didion, Joan. Play It as It Lays. 1970.

Updike, John. Bech: A Book. 1970.

Barth, John. Chimera. 1972.

Adler, Renata. Speedboat. 1974.

Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts. 1975.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Crossing the Border: Fifteen Tales. 1976.

Eisner, Will. A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories. 1978. [graphic novel]

Major, Clarence. Emergency Exit. 1979.

Updike, John. Too Far to Go: The Maples Stories. 1979.

Banks, Russell. Trailerpark. 1981.

Carver, Raymond. Cathedral. 1983.

Naylor, Gloria. The Women of Brewster Place. 1982.

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. 1984.

Doctorow, E. L. Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella. 1984.

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine. 1984.

Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. 1985.

Banks, Russell. Success Stories. 1986.

Chavez, Denise. The Last of the Menu Girls. 1986.

Dybeck, Stuart. Coast of Chicago. 1986.

Minot, Susan. Monkeys. 1986.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Marya: A Life. 1986.

Suleri, Sara. Meatless Days. 1989.

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. 1989.

Kincaid, Jamaica. Lucy. 1990.

O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. 1990.

Alvarez, Julia. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents. 1991.

Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. 1991.

Jen, Gish. Typical American. 1991.

Otto, Whitney. How to Make an American Quilt. 1991.

Butler, Robert Olen. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. 1992.

García, Christina. Dreaming in Cuban. 1992.

Houston, Pam. Cowboys Are My Weakness. 1992.

Johnson, Denis. Jesus’ Son. 1992.

Jones, Edward P. Lost in the City. 1992.

Watanabe, Sylvia. Talking to the Dead. 1992.

Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. 1993.

Hendrie, Laura. Stygo. 1994.

Hongo, Garett. Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai’i. 1995.

Nunez, Sigrid. A Feather on the Breath of God. 1995.

Bacho, Peter. Dark Blue Suit and Other Stories. 1996.

Butler, Robert Olen. Tabloid Dreams. 1996.

Díaz, Junot. Drown. 1996.

Pietrzyk, Leslie. Pears on a Willow Tree. 1996.

Watson, Brad. The Last Days of the Dog-Men. 1996.

Yamanaka, Lois-Ann. Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers. 1996.

Estep, Maggie. Soft Maniacs: Stories. 1999.

King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. 1999.

Phillips, Dale Ray. My People’s Waltz. 1999.

Proulx, Annie. Close Range: Wyoming Stories. 1999.

Vreeland, Susan. Girl in Hyacinth Blue. 1999.

Bloom, Amy. A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You. 2000.

Cronin, Justin. Mary and O’Neil. 2001.

Robison, Mary. Why Did I Ever. 2001.

Parker, Amy. Beasts & Children: Stories. 2002.

Boswell, Marshall. Trouble with Girls. 2003.

Braver, Adam. Mr. Lincoln’s Wars: A Novel in Thirteen Stories. 2003.

Dybeck, Stuart. I Sailed with Magellan. 2003.

Gwyn, Aaron. Dog on the Cross: Stories. 2003.

Kusel, Lisa. Other Fish in the Sea. 2003.

Cook, K. L. Last Call. 2004.

Day, Cathy. The Circus in Winter. 2004.

Jaime-Becerra, Michael. Every Night Is Ladies’ Night: Stories. 2004.

Bakopoulos, Dean. Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon. 2005.

Forbes, Charlotte. The Good Works of Ayela Linde: A Novel in Stories. 2006.

Mason, Bobbie Ann. Nancy Culpepper: Stories. 2006.

Barry, Rebecca. Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories. 2007.

Litman, Ellen. The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories. 2007.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. Unaccustomed Earth. 2008.

Pollock, Donald Ray. Knockemstiff. 2008.

Silber, Joan. The Size of the World. 2008.

Strout, Elizabeth. Olive Kitteridge. 2008.

Sanow, Anne. Triple Time. 2009.

Cardinale, Joseph. The Size of the Universe. 2010.

Casey, Patrick Thomas. Our Burden’s Light. 2010.

Chuculate, Eddie. Cheyenne Madonna. 2010.

Egan, Jennifer. A Visit from the Goon Squad. 2010.

Hitt, James. Carny: A Novel in Stories. 2010.

Moyer, Kermit. The Chester Chronicles. 2010.

Walsh, M. O. The Prospect of Magic. 2010.

Duke, Beth. Delaney’s People: A Novel in Small Stories. 2011.

Fink, Jennifer Natalya. Thirteen Fugues. 2011.

Hoffman, Alice. The Red Garden. 2011.

Torres, Justin. We the Animals. 2011.

Alther, Lisa. Stormy Weather and Other Stories. 2012.

Díaz, Junot. This Is How You Lose Her. 2012.

Pritchard, Sara. Help Wanted: Female. 2013.

Salesses, Matthew. I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying. 2013.

Stonich, Sarah. Vacationland. 2013.

Zambrano, Mario Alberto. Lotería. 2013.

Beckel, Abigail and Kathleen Rooney (eds), My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form. 2014.

Chiusano, Mark. Marine Park. 2014.

Klay, Phil. Redeployment. 2014.

Offill, Jenny. Dept. of Speculation. 2014.

Scheiber, Barbara. We’ll Go to Coney Island. 2014.

Beattie, Ann. The State We’re in: Maine Stories. 2015.

Marra, Anthony. The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories. 2015.

Ruiz-Camacho, Antonio. Barefoot Dogs: Stories. 2015.

Majka, Sara. Cities I’ve Never Lived in: Stories. 2016.

Montgomery, Dede. Humanity’s Grace. 2022

Mason, Daniel. North Woods. 2023.


See also the archived entries by country on this site!


Marcus, Christopher Shade of the Morning Sun. 2011-


List of full-text theses and dissertations which include accessible short story cycles


Cycles I have not placed on any list – yet!

Papafrangou, Apollo. We Grew Here. 2012.

Broome, Paul A. Clouds Float South. 2022.

Garrett, Briana. Under A Poisoned Silver Sky. 2022. Available on Patreon only.