Cultural Offering is seeking nominations for his "read a short story every night this summer" project.
A few quick recommendations [I'm sure he's already read many of these]:
"The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury
"Barn Burning" by William Faulkner
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
"Torch Song" by John Cheever
"Man from the South" by Roald Dahl
"Pollock and the Porroh Man" by H.G. Wells
"The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway
"Ratcatcher" by Roald Dahl
"Red Wind" by Raymond Chandler
"The Kill" by Peter Fleming
Any short story by Joseph Epstein. Some Wodehouse, Benchley, and Thurber to lighten things up.
Update: Plus I'd strongly recommend these Stories of Hawaii by Jack London. Outstanding.