"One of the best primers to appear in years . . . Running the gamut from high farce to domestic realism, these tales celebrate the artistic liveliness of short fiction today."
"This is the anthology I've been looking for, for my Craft of Fiction class-the range and the types of stories included, the wide diversity of authors and traditions, the combination of experimentation and classics-this all makes for an exciting, useful, and enriching book for my students, and myself. Best of its type!"
—Don Skiles, Chabot College, CA