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Best new American voices, 2008

Author: Richard Bausch
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., 2007.
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This year's volume, featuring 17 new stories selected by award-winning novelist John Casey, continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bausch
ISBN: 9780156031493 0156031493
OCLC Number: 155678642
Description: xviii, 406 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Richard Bausch --
Alice / Tucker Capps --
Inheritance / Jedediah Berry --
Uncle / Suzanne Rivecca --
The man who ate Michael Rockefeller / Christopher Stokes --
Quiet men / Leslie Jamison --
Early humans / Garth Risk Hallberg --
Horizon / Peter Mountford --
Surfacing / Lauren Groff --
Headlock / Dan Pinkerton --
Mouse / Jordan McMullin --
Alms / Razia Sultana Khan --
Men more than mortal / Elizabeth Kadetsky --
Men and boys / Oriane Gabrielle Delfosse --
The wizard of Khao-I-Dang / Sharon May --
Venn diagram / David James Poissant --
The neon desert / Adam Stumacher --
No one here says what they mean / Stefan McKinstray.
Responsibility: guest editor, Richard Bausch ; series editors, John Kulka and Natalie Danford.

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Identifies the best young writers on the cusp of their careers. This work presents stories culled from hundreds of writing programs such as the lowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from  Read more...

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by stamref (WorldCat user on 2008-06-05)

Every annual collection of this title are great. They are a must read for aspiring writers and for those who enjoy the short story form. With this collection, we are witnessing the process of new writers honing their craft to near perfection. The different styles of story telling is what makes each story unique. Some insightful readers might even see that a few stories are a work in progress of a full length novel.

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PRAISE FOR THE"BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES"SERIES "These ambitious stories reflect the imaginations of a generation and are a sneak preview of coming attractions in fiction."--"Chicago Tribune"(Editor's Read more...

 
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Lauren Groff is a fabulous new writer

by martinp (WorldCat user published 2008-05-14) Excellent Permalink
What a great novel from a new, young writer. I can't wait for more from her. Her blend of genealogy, mystery, lyricism, and excellent writing make this a great read, and the author someone to follow.
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