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The best American short stories, 2013

Strout, Elizabeth, (editor,, writer of supplementary textual content.). Pitlor, Heidi, (editor,, writer of supplementary textual content.).
Series: Best American

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library BES (Text) 33500011804028 Main Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library 813.0108 BES (Text) 35500005212889 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780547554839
  • ISBN: 0547554834
  • ISBN: 0547554826 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780547554822 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xix, 360 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston, [MA] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: Mariner Book."
Formatted Contents Note: The provincials / Daniel Alarcón -- Bravery / Charles Baxter -- Malaria / Michael Byers -- Miss Lora / Junot Dí́az -- Horned men / Karl Taro Greenfield -- The third dumpster / Gish Jen -- Encounters with unexpected animals / Bret Anthony Johnston -- Magic man / Sheila Kohler -- The chair / David Means -- A voice in the night / Steven Millhauser -- Referential / Lorrie Moore -- Train / Alice Munro -- Chapter two / Antonya Nelson -- Nemecia / Kristin Valdez Quade -- Philanthropy / Suzanne Rivecca -- The Semplica-girl diaries / George Saunders -- The world to come / Jim Shepard -- The wilderness / Elizabeth Tallent -- The tunnel, or the news from Spain / Joan Wickersham -- Breatharians / Callan Wink.
Summary, etc.: Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 October #1
    In her introduction, editor Pitlor notes that, in the past, a period of distillation needed to pass before one could write about trauma. In today's digital age, however, with the speed that our society shares news such as the Sandy Hook shooting last December, "while we are grieving, we are now writing." Although none of the stories in this collection respond directly to current events, each story inhabits its own unique tragedy. These tragedies are those of everyday life, sometimes subtle and often humorous, and range from the acute loneliness of nineteenth-century New England farm life, to the doomed love between a teenage boy and a middle-aged woman, to divorce, to a strange neighbor arriving at a front door—naked—in the night. The setting of modern-day, nondescript America appears in these 20 stories to the point of feeling repetitive, but as a whole this collection is wildly divergent and entertaining, and each story is cultivated with a keen eye for voice and character. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ELIZABETH STROUT&;s Olive Kitteridge won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a New York Times bestseller. Strout is the author of two previous novels, Abide with Me, a national bestseller, and Amy and Isabelle, also a New York Times bestseller. Her novel The Burgess Boys will be published in March.

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novel The Birthdays and has a novel coming in 2014.

Subject: Short stories, American
Short stories, Canadian
American fiction 21st century
Canadian fiction 21st century
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.
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