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100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

100 Years of The Best American Short Stories
$30.00
Witness the ever-changing history and identity of America in this collection of 40 stories collected from the first 100 years of this bestselling series.

For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls "all its wildnesses of character and voice."

These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway's first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write "as an aid to love-making." Nancy Hale's story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen's story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver's "minimalism," a term he disliked, and Grace Paley's "secular Yiddishkeit." Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American.

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9780547485850
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Hardcover
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October 6, 2015
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Last Life
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Violin Conspiracy
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Wish for Winter
By: Shipman, Viola
Anywhere You Run
By: Morris, Wanda M
Greenwich Park
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Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
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Polar Exposure
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Surrender
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By: Wasson, Sam
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Stella Maris
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Someday Maybe
Author: Nwabineli, Onyi
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Author: Horowitz, Anthony
All the Broken Places
Author: Boyne, John
Boy and the Dog
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