RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61680667 LA English T1 The best American short stories, 2005 A1 Chabon, Michael., Kenison, Katrina., PB Houghton Mifflin PP Boston YR 2005 SN 0618423494 9780618423491 0618427058 9780618427055 0618197346 9780618197347 0618197354 9780618197354 AB "In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to cope with his biggest personal regret and the inability to make a decisive call on the field. Thomas McGuane's "Old Friends" examines the intersection of shared history and obligation, while Joyce Carol Oates meditates on the inescapable bonds of family in "Cousins." In "Stone Animals," Kelly Link takes a chilling look at a family spiraling beyond control in the surreal landscape of their new home. By turns humorous, poignant, and profound, the stories of 2005 add up to an eclectic installment of this anthology."--Jacket.