Synopses & Reviews
The preeminent short fiction series since 1915, The Best American Short Stories is the only annual that offers the finest works chosen by a distinguished best-selling guest editor. This year, E. Annie Proulx's selection includes dazzling stories by Tobias Wolff, Donald Hall, Cynthia Ozick, Robert Stone, Junot D'az, and T. C. Boyle as well as an array of stunning new talent. In her introduction, Proulx writes that beyond their strength and vigor, these stories achieve "a certain intangible feel for the depth of human experience, not uncommonly expressed through a kind of dry humor." As ever, this year's volume surprises and rewards.
"An outstanding cross-section of short fiction"
"An annual treat . . .heartening and facinating"
"A tastefully hot Christmas gift"
About the Author
E. Annie Proulx's novel The Shipping News recieved the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. er other books include Heart Songs and Other Stories, Post Cards, and The Accordian Crimes. She currently lives in Wyoming.Katrina Kenison has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. She currently resides in Massachusetts.