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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:

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

Synopsis:

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

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:

The oldest and bestselling Best American, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2009 will be selected by  Alice Sebold, author of the bestseller THE LOVELY BONES.

Synopsis:

A collection of the year's best short stories, as published in American periodicals.

Synopsis:

Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this years collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, Americas oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year.

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 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh,

Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,

George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

 

About the Author

TOM PERROTTA is the author of six works of fiction, most recently The Leftovers, published to wide acclaim in September 2011.  His novels Election and Little Children were made into award-winning movies.
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:
9780547242095
Author:
Perrotta, Tom
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Pitlor, Heidi
Author:
Sebold, Alice
Author:
Perrotta, Tom
Author:
Russo, Richard
Author:
Brooks, Geraldine
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Best American R
Publication Date:
20121002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 14

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » American » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by ,

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

"Synopsis" by ,

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

"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 ,
The oldest and bestselling Best American, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2009 will be selected by  Alice Sebold, author of the bestseller THE LOVELY BONES.
"Synopsis" by ,

A collection of the year's best short stories, as published in American periodicals.

"Synopsis" by ,
Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this years collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, Americas oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year.
"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 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh,

Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,

George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

 

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