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The Best American Short Stories (Best American Short Stories)

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Publisher Comments:

The Best American Short Stories 2008 gathers an array of inventive and unforgettable stories. Favorite and newcomer writers explore contemporary topics such as cloning, literary envy, cults, and teenage sex, as well as timeless subjects: love, sibling rivalry, immigration, and religion.

In Kevin Brockmeiers stunning “The Year of Silence,” an unnamed city must face the absence of all sound, followed by an excess of noise. Katie Chases bold and unsettling story, “Man and Wife,” her first one published, brings to life an arranged marriage between a nine-year-old and a grown man. In A. M. Homess “May We Be Forgiven,” two brothers rivalry undoes their marriages and eventually their lives. Nicole Krauss writes of an inherited desk that comes to represent the burden of memory for a poet in her beautiful story, “From the Desk of Daniel Varsky.” And Stephen Millhausers ingenious “The Wizard of West Orange” imagines Edison and his colleagues inventing machines dedicated to the sense of touch.

In his introduction, Salman Rushdie writes, “Some of these stories are immense, the so-called ‘grand narratives of nation, race, and faith, and others are small: family stories, and stories of elective affinities, of the friends we choose, the places we know, and the people we love; but we all live in and with and by stories, every day, whoever and wherever we are.” The cultural relevance and intellectual potential of the short story are on display in this years volume of the best-selling collection.

Synopsis:

This brilliant collection, edited by the award-winning and perennially provocative Salman Rushdie, boasts a “magnificent array” (Library Journal) of voices both new and recognized.With Rushdie at the helm, the 2008 edition “reflects the variety of substance and style and the consistent quality that readers have come to expect” (Publishers Weekly).

“We all live in and with and by stories, every day, whoever and wherever we are. The freedom to tell each other the stories of ourselves, to retell the stories of our culture and beliefs, is profoundly connected to the larger subject of freedom itself.”—Salman Rushdie, editor

The Best American Short Stories 2008 includes KEVIN BROCKMEIER • ALLEGRA GOODMAN • A. M. HOMES • NICOLE KRAUSS • JONATHAN LETHEM • STEVEN MILLHAUSER • DANIYAL MUEENUDDIN • ALICE MUNRO • GEORGE SAUNDERS • TOBIAS WOLFF • and others

Synopsis:

A collection of the year's best short stories from American periodicals as chosen by Pulizer Prize author Geraldine Brooks.

Synopsis:

The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Short Stories 2011 includes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jennifer Egan,

Nathan Englander, Allegra Goodman,

Ehud Havazelet, Rebecca Makkai, Steven Millhauser,

George Saunders, Mark Slouka, and others

Synopsis:

Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Geraldine Brooks, this years collection will be another "sure bet for gripping, emotional challenging reading" (San Diego Union-Tribune). With Brooks picking the best of the best, Americas oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to satisfy this year.

About the Author

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and the forthcoming The Daylight Marriage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618788767
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Editor:
Pitlor, Heidi
Editor:
Pitlor, Heidi; Rushdie, Salman
Author:
Brooks, Geraldine
Author:
Pitlor, Heidi
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American R
Publication Date:
20081008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
This brilliant collection, edited by the award-winning and perennially provocative Salman Rushdie, boasts a “magnificent array” (Library Journal) of voices both new and recognized.With Rushdie at the helm, the 2008 edition “reflects the variety of substance and style and the consistent quality that readers have come to expect” (Publishers Weekly).

“We all live in and with and by stories, every day, whoever and wherever we are. The freedom to tell each other the stories of ourselves, to retell the stories of our culture and beliefs, is profoundly connected to the larger subject of freedom itself.”—Salman Rushdie, editor

The Best American Short Stories 2008 includes KEVIN BROCKMEIER • ALLEGRA GOODMAN • A. M. HOMES • NICOLE KRAUSS • JONATHAN LETHEM • STEVEN MILLHAUSER • DANIYAL MUEENUDDIN • ALICE MUNRO • GEORGE SAUNDERS • TOBIAS WOLFF • and others

"Synopsis" by ,

A collection of the year's best short stories from American periodicals as chosen by Pulizer Prize author Geraldine Brooks.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Short Stories 2011 includes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jennifer Egan,

Nathan Englander, Allegra Goodman,

Ehud Havazelet, Rebecca Makkai, Steven Millhauser,

George Saunders, Mark Slouka, and others

"Synopsis" by ,
Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Geraldine Brooks, this years collection will be another "sure bet for gripping, emotional challenging reading" (San Diego Union-Tribune). With Brooks picking the best of the best, Americas oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to satisfy this year.
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