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Best African American Fiction (Best African American Fiction)
Best African American Fiction (Best African American Fiction)
by Gerald Early
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Bursting with energy and innovation, the second volume in the annual anthology collects the year's best short stories by African American authors.   Dealing with all aspects of life from the pain of war to the warmth of family, the superb tales in... (read more)

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Chicago Stories: Tales of the City
Chicago Stories: Tales of the City
by John Miller
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Hometown and host to talents as diverse as Richard Wright, David Mamet, Maya Angelou, Saul Bellow, and Mike Royko, Chicago boasts a rich tradition of writers who have helped shape our sense of the city even as the city informs their best work. It's "a... (read more)

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You Don't Know What Love is: Contemporary American Stories
You Don't Know What Love is: Contemporary American Stories
by Ron Hansen
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Includes Margaret Atwood, Charles Baxter, Raymond Carver, Andre Dubus, Amy Hempel, John Irving, David Leavitt, Bobbie Ann Mason, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, and Tobias Wolff. ... (read more)

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Harlem Renaissance Novels: The Library of America Collection
Harlem Renaissance Novels: The Library of America Collection
by Rafia Zafar
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Together, the nine works in Harlem Renaissance Novels form a vibrant collective portrait of African American culture in a moment of tumultuous change and tremendous hope. Cane, Jean Toomer Home to Harlem, Claude McKay Quicksand, Nella Larsen Plum Bun... (read more)

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A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection
A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection
by Stacy Bierlein
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A diverse collection of lively tales of multicultural... (read more)

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Russell Baker's Book of American Humor
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor
by Russell Baker
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Baker surveys this territory in this rich treasury and stakes it out in a dozen sections. Roaming through them, the reader will find P.J. O'Rourke, H.L. Mencken, James Thurber, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.... (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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An eclectic volume introduced by Guillermo del Toro and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who dont leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems.... (read more)

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Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists, and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution
Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists, and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution
by Brenda Knight
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Winner of an American Book Award, this collection is an unprecedented exploration of the lives, writings, and astonishing stories of the long-overlooked women of the Beat Generation.... (read more)

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First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
by Paul Mandelbaum
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Paul Mandelbaum grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. A freelance journalist and writer, he has taught magazine journalism at the University of Iowa and Drake University, was an editor at Baltimore magazine and Managing... (read more)

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Humorous American Short Stories: Selections from Mark Twain to Others Much More Recent (Dover Thrift Editions)
Humorous American Short Stories: Selections from Mark Twain to Others Much More Recent (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Bob Blaisdell
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Spanning nearly 300 years of American humor, this anthology of entertaining tales ranges from the inventive mind of Benjamin Franklin and his 1732 story, "Alice Addertongue," to Simon Rich's 2012 fable, "Center of the Universe." More than 30 witty short... (read more)

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American Indian Literature: An Anthology
American Indian Literature: An Anthology
by Alan Velie
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Along with the traditional, primarily oral, literature of tales, songs, memoirs, and oratory, this revised anthology offers a large selection of poetry and fiction by American Indian women, including an excerpt from Louise Erdrichand#8217;s Love... (read more)

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3 Minutes or Less
3 Minutes or Less
by Pen Faulkner Foundat
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An anthology of never-before-published short essays by America's literary greats. Each October at the PEN Gala, well-known authors take the stage of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Theatre to ponder the meaning of such universal mysteries as "obsession,"... (read more)

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The American Short Story and Its Writer: An Anthology
The American Short Story and Its Writer: An Anthology
by Ann Charters
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ANN CHARTERS (Ph.D., Columbia University), professor of English at the University of Connecticut, has taught courses in the short story for many years. She has written extensively on contemporary American poetry and feminism, and she is an authority on... (read more)

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The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
by Edwidge Danticat
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In four sections—Childhood, Migration, First Generation, and Return—the contributors to this anthology write powerfully, often hauntingly, of their lives in Haiti and the United States. Jean-Robert Cadet's description of his Haitian childhood... (read more)

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Other People's Skin: Four Novellas
Other People's Skin: Four Novellas
by Trac Price Thompson
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Tracy Price-Thompson is the national bestselling author of the novels, Black Coffee, Chocolate Sangria, A Woman's Worth, Knockin' Boots, Gather Together in My Name, and 1-900-A-N-Y-T-I-M-E. Tracy is a highly decorated Desert Storm veteran who graduated... (read more)

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Great California Stories
Great California Stories
by A Grove Day
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The editor, A. Grove Day, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Hawaii, has contributed a preface and biographical sketches of the authors. His many books include The Sky Clears: Poetry of the American Indians, also a Bison Book.... (read more)

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Cuentos Chicanos: A Short Story Anthology
Cuentos Chicanos: A Short Story Anthology
by Antonio Marquez
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Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel Alburquerque... (read more)

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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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How Do I Begin?: a Hmong American Lite (11 Edition)
How Do I Begin?: a Hmong American Lite (11 Edition)
by Yang Andre
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Hmong history and culture can be found in the form of oral stories, oral poetry, textile art, and music but there is no written account of Hmong life, by a Hmong hand, passed down through the centuries. As an undergraduate, Burlee Vang experienced this... (read more)

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The Portable Western Reader (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Western Reader (Viking Portable Library)
by William Kittredge
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The American West is as varied in its inhabitants as in its landforms. Yet what has come to stand for "Western" writing is the myth of the wagon train and the lone gunman. In the Portable Wester Reader, William Kittredge has assembled stories, poems... (read more)

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