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The best American short stories, 1995 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines

Author: Jane Smiley; Katrina Kenison
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Smiley; Katrina Kenison
ISBN: 0395711800 9780395711804 0395711797 9780395711798
OCLC Number: 33389905
Description: xviii, 366 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction / Jane Smiley --
Orientation / Daniel Orozco --
Way down deep in the jungle / Thom Jones --
The stucco house / Ellen Gilchrist --
A night's work / Jaimy Gordon --
Pity / Avner Mandelman --
Leg / Steven Polansky --
The ugliest house in the world / Peter Ho Davies --
Birthmates / Gish Jen --
The drowning / Edward J. Delaney --
Honored guest / Joy Williams --
The behavior of the hawkweeds / Andrea Barrett --
Hand jive / Andrew Cozine --
So I guess you know what I told him / Stephen Doybyns --
Undertow / Jennifer C. Cornell --
Pagan night / Kate Braverman --
First, body / Melaine Rae Thon --
The Angel Esmeralda / Don DeLillo --
The artist / Edward Falco --
Chiromancy / Max Garland --
Xuela / Jamaica Kincaid --
Contributors' notes --
100 other distinguished stories of 1994 --
Editorial addresses of American and Canadian magazines publishing short stories.
Responsibility: by Jane Smiley with Katrina Kenison ; with an introduction by Jane Smiley.

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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 periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind.

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