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Publisher Comments:

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:

This brilliant collection, edited by the award-winning and perennially provocative Rushdie, boasts an array of voices both new and recognized. Contributors include T.C. Boyle, Allegra Goodman, Nicole Krauss, Steven Millhauser, Jonathan Lethem, and Karen Russell.

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

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.

Table of Contents

"Admiral"
T. C. Boyle
Harper's Magazine

"The Year of Silence"
Kevin Brockmeier
Ecotone

"Galatea"
Karen Brown
Crazyhorse

"Man and Wife"
Katie Chase
The Missouri Review

"Virgins"
Danielle Evans
The Paris Review

"Closely Held"
Allegra Goodman
Ploughshares

"May We Be Forgiven"
A. M. Homes
Granta

"From the Desk of Daniel Varsky"
Nicole Krauss
Harper's Magazine

"The King of Sentences"
Jonathan Lethem
The New Yorker

"The Worst You Ever Feel"
Rebecca Makkai
Shenandoah

"The Wizard of West Orange"
Steven Millhauser
Harper's Magazine

"Nawabdin Electrician"
Daniyal Mueenuddin
The New Yorker

"Child's Play"
Alice Munro
Harper's Magazine

"Buying Lenin"
Miroslav Penkov
The Southern Review

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove"
Karen Russell
Zoetrope All-Story

"Puppy"
George Saunders
The New Yorker

"Quality of Life"
Christine Sneed
New England Review

"Missionaries" Bradford Tice
The Atlantic Monthly

"Straightaway"
Mark Wisniewski
The Antioch Review

"Bible"
Tobias Wolff
The Atlantic Monthly

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618788774
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Selected by:
Pitlor, Heidi
Selected:
Pitlor, Heidi
Editor:
Pitlor, Heidi
Editor:
Pitlor, Heidi; Rushdie, Salman
Author:
Pitlor, Heidi
Author:
Brooks, Geraldine
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American R
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
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 Rushdie, boasts an array of voices both new and recognized. Contributors include T.C. Boyle, Allegra Goodman, Nicole Krauss, Steven Millhauser, Jonathan Lethem, and Karen Russell.
"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

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