Synopses & Reviews
This years Best American Short Stories is edited by the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, whose latest book is Prodigal Summer. Kingsolvers selections for The Best American Short Stories 2001 showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike. Reading these stories was both a distraction from and an anchor to the complexities of my life my pleasure, my companionship, my salvation. I hope they will be yours.” Barbara Kingsolver
About the Author
'RICK BASS is the author of twenty-two books. His first short storycollection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson AlgrenAward, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit\'s Story, was a LosAngeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass\'s stories have also beenawarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and havebeen collected in The Best American Short Stories.Peter Orner is the 2002-2003 winner of the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His story collection, Esther Stories, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award, and winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction. Orner holds both an MFA from the University of Iowa and a degree in law. His work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology and has appeared in a number of national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Paris Review. Orner currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at San Francisco State University.Barbara Kingsolver who was a former science journalist has emerged as one of the leading voices in contemporary American fiction. Her novels include The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams (winner of the Edward Abbey Ecofiction Award), Pigs in Heaven (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction), The Poisonwood Bible (a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize and an Oprah\'s Book Club selection), and Prodigal Summer. Kingsolver lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and two daughters.'