Short stories by Hortense Calisher

Hortense Calisher (December 20, 1911 – January 13, 2009) was an American writer of fiction and the second female president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Listing 4 stories.

A lost man finds his way back to his family after realizing he does not truly wish to be alone.

A young girl attending a predominantly white New York City grade school in the 1950s watches the journey of one of her classmates — a girl of color with a disability — when an influential teacher helps her become more confident and comfortable.

Fresh out of a stint in the army, a young journalism student confronts suicide, isolation, and dilettantism as he drives his alcoholic mother from New York to Connecticut.

A woman cleans out her dead mother's drawer while she reflects on her mother's life and their relationship.