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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (Best American)by Daniel Handler
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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s 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 Nonrequired Reading 2012 includes
Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich,
Nora Krug, Julie Otsuka, Eric Puchner, George Saunders,
Adrian Tomine, Jess Walter, and others
Daniel Handler and Lemony Snicket compile the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during during 2012 aimed at readers fifteen and up.
A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.
Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Orphan Master’s Son, works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year’s best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.
A collection of the best graphic pieces published in American periodicals during 2012, compiled by Jeff Smith, author and illustrator of the comic Bone.
An eclectic volume introduced by David Sedaris and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who dont leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems.
Cover art by art by Maurice Sendak.
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Jeff Smith—creater of the classic comic Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville—has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and web comics to create this cutting-edge collection.
About the Author
DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novels Why We Broke Up, Adverbs, The Basic Eight, and Watch Your Mouth, and as Lemony Snicket, bestselling childrens and young adult novels.
Lemony Snickett is the author of several unpleasant stories, including those in the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Lump of Coal.
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