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The Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines

Keillor, Garrison. (Added Author). Kenison, Katrina. (Added Author).

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Thief River Falls Public Library BES (Text) 35500002599726 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0395875145 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0395875153
  • Physical Description: xvii, 315 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

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Formatted Contents Note: Appetites / Kathryn Chetkovich -- The Blue Devils of Blue River Avenue / Poe Ballantine -- Body Language / Diane Schoemperlen -- Chance / Edith Pearlman -- Cosmopolitain / Akhil Sharma -- Elvis has left the building / Carol Anshaw -- Every night for a thousand years / Chris Adrian -- Flower children / Maxine Swann -- Glory goes and gets some / Emily Carter -- The half-skinned steer / Annie Proulx -- Morphine / Doran Larson -- Mr. Sweetly Indecent / Bliss Broyard -- My father on the verge / John Updike -- Penance / Matthew Crain -- People like that are the only people here / Lorrie Moore -- Tea at the house / Meg Wolitzer -- Unified front / Antonya Nelson -- Wayne in love / Padgett Powell -- Welding with children / Tim Gatreaux -- Would you know it wasn't love / Hester Kaplan.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 September 1998
    %% This is a multi-book review: SEE also the title "The Best American Mystery Stories, 1998". %% Three estimable, venerable series highlight a subjective but defensible listing of the best of the past year in three genres of short writing. In each volume, the editor's introduction is a valuable piece of thought and expression in its own right.Cynthia Ozick is, in many people's minds, the best essayist we have. Her talent in the form is put to good use in selecting a group of essays to show off what outstanding work is being done by others in the field. Jamaica Kincaid's "In History," from Callaloo, and Mary Oliver's piece from Shenandoah, "Building the House," are particular gems here.Crime pays, at least in the reading pleasure it affords in the mystery stories selected by Sue Grafton. Unstoppable Joyce Carol Oates has a story here, and it is a good one; there are also enjoyable stories by Walter Mosley and Jay McInerney.You've got your John Updike story in the Short Stories anthology, as well as your Padgett Powell and your Annie Proulx, but you've also got stories by some relative unknowns, and their work can stand up to the big guns any day. People murmur that the novel is dead, but no one believes the short story is on its last legs. Read here for proof it thrives. ((Reviewed September 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Short stories, American
American fiction 20th century
Short stories, Canadian
Canadian fiction 20th century
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