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The Best American Short Stories 2008 (Best American Short Stories)by Salman Rushdie
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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.
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.
A collection of the year's best short stories from American periodicals as chosen by Pulizer Prize author Geraldine Brooks.
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 and has been the series editor for The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.
Table of Contents
T. C. Boyle
"The Year of Silence"
"Man and Wife"
"May We Be Forgiven"
"From the Desk of Daniel Varsky"
"The King of Sentences"
"The Worst You Ever Feel"
"The Wizard of West Orange"
"Vampires in the Lemon Grove"
"Quality of Life"
"Missionaries" Bradford Tice
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