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America's most talented storytellers share their most courageous, compelling, unputdownable work in a collection made for story lovers.

Praised early on by Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk author Ben Fountain and The Weight of Blood author Laura McHugh, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES is a new annual short story anthology whose guiding philosophy is that a collection of interesting "full meal" short stories could, as one @JustCoolStories Twitter follower put it, "make America cool again."

Toward this end, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 features a previously unpublished story by the multi-major-book-award-winning author of Blacktop Wasteland S. A. Cosby; the timeless, previously unpublished short story that led Tina Brown to sign Frances Park's When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon; and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin's heartfelt rendering of married life that apparently was too startling for the editors of several university-affiliated literary magazines.

And since interesting storytelling―rather than a list of publishing credits―matters most to story-hungry readers, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 also includes a page-turner about dating in Hollywood written by MFA student Megan Ritchie; Brooklyn native D.Z. Stone's very first published fiction, a hilarious love story that celebrates the power of women; a heartbreaking account of adult siblinghood authored by David Ebenbach―among others in this treasure trove of unputdownable, sharply written, sometimes comic, sometimes frightening, always suspenseful stories loaded with twists and turns.

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BN ID: 2940160906461
Publisher: Coolest Stories Press
Publication date: 01/10/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 849,889
File size: 950 KB

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Among the 13 "full-meal," unputdownable short stories in this anthology is a previously unpublished crime story written by multi-award-winning, bestselling author S. A. Cosby, as well as a long-undiscovered gem by Frances Park, author of When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon.

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