Various lists of short story cycle collections.


I have a dedicated site that specifically indexes all linked short story collections –

Until the aforementioned site is fully populated with titles, here is a selection of non-exhaustive bibliographies of short story cycles you can peruse.



My Goodreads list of linked short stories (contains 100 titles – the Goodreads max)

My Goodreads list of linked short stories part II (also maxed out at 100 titles)

My Goodreads list of linked short stories part III (ongoing)

Barnes and Nobles’ listing for linked short stories (contains about 300 titles but many are duplicates)

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


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

Source for the core of this bibliography: Smith, Jennifer J.. American Short Story Cycle . Edinburgh University Press. Kindle Edition. More linked short story collections have been added.


Hardy, Thomas. A Group of Noble Dames. 1891


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


Marcus, Christopher Shade of the Morning Sun. 2011-


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.