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The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines

Author: Amy Tan; Katrina Kenison
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
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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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Best American short stories, 1999.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999
(OCoLC)805923273
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Tan; Katrina Kenison
ISBN: 0395926831 9780395926833 039592684X 9780395926840
OCLC Number: 42442490
Description: xxviii, 410 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction / Amy Tan --
The hermit's Story / Rick Bass --
The sun, the moon, the stars / Junot Díaz --
Mrs. Dutta writes a letter / Chitra Divakaruni --
Kansas / Stephen Dobyns --
The tumblers / Nathan Englander --
The piano tuner / Tim Gautreaux --
The uncharted heart / Melissa Hardy --
The 5:22 / George Harrar --
Islands / A. Hemon --
the best girlfriend you never had / Pam Houston --
In the kindergarten / Ha Jin --
Marry the one who gets there first / Heidi Julavits --
Live life king-sized / Hester Kaplan --
Africans / Sheilia Kohler --
Interpreter of maladies / Jhumpa Lahiri --
Real estate / Lorrie Moore --
Save the reaper / Alice Munro --
The bunchgrass edge of the world / Annie Proulx --
The robbers of Karnataka / James Spencer --
The good shopkeeper / Samrat Upadhyay --
The rest of her life / Steve Yarbrough --
Contributors' notes --
100 other distinguished stories of 1998 --
Editorial addresses of American and Canadian magazines publishing short stories.
Responsibility: [edited] by Amy Tan with Katrina Kenison ; with an introduction by Amy Tan.

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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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