The Best American Short Stories 2012
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The Best American Short Stories 2012

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by Heidi Pitlor
     
 

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

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 magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

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 magazines, journals, and websites. 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.

The Best American Short Stories 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh,
Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,
George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

 

Editorial Reviews

Since 1978, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Best American Short Stories annuals have been sharing the crème de la crème of U.S. short fiction. Each year, its guest editors mine hundreds of magazines and websites to find the most notable selections. This year's roster of authors includes Alice Munro, Mary Gaitskill, Steven Millhauser, Jennifer Haigh, George Saunders, Nathan Englander, Roxane Gay, Lawrence Osborne, Kate Walbert, and Eric Puchner. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original; a trustworthy choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547377186
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Best American Series
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
916,167
File size:
575 KB

Meet the Author

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor for The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

TOM PERROTTA is the author of six works of fiction, most recently The Leftovers, published to wide acclaim in September 2011.  His novels Election and Little Children were made into award-winning movies.

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The Best American Short Stories 2012 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting stories, a little wacky but I liked them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not every story will be your favorite but at the end you be glad you read them. Something for everyone along the way.
JimDeFilippi More than 1 year ago
Due partially to e-publishing, the short stort is re-gaining its place of prestige and this compilation is a great way to read some of the best stories by some of the most talented writers in the country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the stories may have been written well, I found the actual stories these authors were trying to tell to be uninteresting and in many cases boring.  It was often a struggle to get through them.
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not sure how many i need to read to conclude this book isn't worth it but i'm now 0-3 with each story becoming progressively worse. This is why i hate buying books electronically.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a waste of my time :(