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The Best American Short Stories 2013 (Best American)
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (Best American)
by Elizabeth Strout
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“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout... (read more)

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The Best American Essays 2013 (Best American)
The Best American Essays 2013 (Best American)
by Cheryl Strayed and Robert Atwan
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Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild and the writer of the celebrated column “Dear Sugar,” this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought... (read more)

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading (Best American Nonrequired Reading)
The Best American Nonrequired Reading (Best American Nonrequired Reading)
by Dave Eggers
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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... (read more)

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Best New American Voices 2007 (Best New American Voices)
Best New American Voices 2007 (Best New American Voices)
by Sue Miller
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Bestselling novelist and acclaimed teacher Sue Miller continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this years volume of Best New American Voices. Here are stories culled from hundreds of writing programs... (read more)

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (Best American)
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (Best American)
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.... (read more)

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Best American Nonrequired Reading #2011: The Best American Nonrequired Reading
Best American Nonrequired Reading #2011: The Best American Nonrequired Reading
by Dave Eggers
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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. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the... (read more)

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Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
by Mary Gaitskill
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Critically acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Mary Gaitskill continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this years volume of Best New American Voices. Here are stories culled from hundreds of... (read more)

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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 (Touchstone Books (Paperback))
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 (Touchstone Books (Paperback))
by Lex Williford
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More than 200 English professors, award-winning short-story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors were surveyed and asked to select the best literature written since 1970. The short stories included in this anthology represent the best short... (read more)

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The Best American Essays of the Century
The Best American Essays of the Century
by Joyce Carol Oates
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This singular collection is nothing less than a political, spiritual, and intensely personal record of Americas tumultuous modern age, as experienced by our foremost critics, commentators, activists, and artists. Joyce Carol Oates has collected a group... (read more)

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Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work
Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work
by Richard Ford
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Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring resonant themes of employment... (read more)

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The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
by Colum McCann
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Eighty pieces of short fiction and nonfiction on manhood by some of the world's best writers, presented by Colum McCann, Esquire, and Narrative 4. To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to... (read more)

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2033: Future of Misbehavior
2033: Future of Misbehavior
by Nervecom
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What is the future of sex? Some of the brightest minds writing today offer their predictions in this tantalizing anthology. Rick Moody considers the repornification of Times Square, Lisa Gabriele predicts 100 percent divorce rate, Ana Marie Cox sees the... (read more)

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Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
by David Shields
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In our bureaucratized culture, we’re inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, primers, letters of complaint, end-of-year reports, accidentally forwarded email, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew... (read more)

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Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction
Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction
by Judith Kitchen
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Seventy-five writers including Verlyn Klinkenborg, Jo Ann Beard, David Sedaris, Dorothy Allison, Salman Rushdie, Jerry Tempest Williams, Michael Perry, Mark Spragg, and Jane Brox reflect on the power of short works to move, persuade, and change readers.... (read more)

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French Tales
French Tales
by Helen Constantine
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Fiction is much more enlightening about a country and its people than are statistics, and if we want to find out and understand what a nation is really like, we must read its literature. In French Tales, Helen Constantine offers a panoramic view of... (read more)

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The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities
The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities
by Kathryn Petras
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Required reading from great poets of our time. Drew Barrymore: “Upon Pondering Breasts.” Tom Cruise: “An Exegesis on Psychiatry.” Ann Coulter: “My Kind of Fun.” And Trump and Sheen and Snooki, John Boehner and Michelle... (read more)

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
by Anthony Holden
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andlt;I andgt;Grown men donand#8217;t cry.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred menand#8212;distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rightsand#8212;confess to... (read more)

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The Book of Hours
The Book of Hours
by Kevin Jackson
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Throughout history, most people have lived by the celestial clock of night and day, and by the biological clock of hunger and thirst. Alongside civilization developed the astonishing idea that the day might be divided and subdivided into regular units of... (read more)

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
by David Sedaris
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A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff. A bestseller in its own right and a must-have for fans of the #1... (read more)

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Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
by Dani Shapiro
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Praise for the Best New American Voices Series: "A wonderful assortment of the coming attractions."--Chicago Tribune "A heads-up for readers interested in emerging talent." -- Hartford Courant  The bestselling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro... (read more)

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