Coolest American Stories 2023

Coolest American Stories 2023

Coolest American Stories 2023

Coolest American Stories 2023


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

Praised early on by numerous award-winning and bestselling authors, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 is the second volume of the annual short story anthology whose guiding philosophy is that a collection of widely appealing short stories can make for common ground that could unite rather than divide Americans.

Toward this end, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 features a previously uncollected heartbreaking story by Morgan Talty, author of the widely acclaimed Night of the Living Rez; a witty story about growing up fast by widely published crime writer Nikki Dolson; and a candid tale about motherhood in the wake of tragedy by T. E. Wilderson.

And since interesting storytelling―rather than a bunch of publishing credits―matters most to story-hungry readers, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 also includes a page-turner about celebrity stalking written by brand new author Georgia Smith; a previously unpublished and sensual story about love versus the American Dream by up-and-coming author Patricia García Luján; and R. C. Goodwin's striking tale about a dying parent's wish―among others in this treasure trove of unputdownable, sharply written, sometimes comic, sometimes frightening, always suspenseful stories loaded with twists and turns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737573920
Publisher: Coolest Stories Press
Publication date: 01/10/2023
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 190,597
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The various authors of the "full meal" short stories in COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 include copiously praised Morgan Talty, widely published authors Nikki Dolson and Gerald Elias, as well as a diverse host of other writers whose aim in creating these stories was to keep readers interested with their best, most riveting storytelling.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Meet and Greet Georgia Smith 1

Attachment David Borofka 23

A Thin Line Rises Morgan Talty 49

The Only Way T. E. Wilderson 63

Views Patricia García Luján 82

Lucy Lucy Lucy Nikki Dolson 106

Practice Alex Pickett 127

The Dog Nathan Ming Long 142

The Brick Nancy J. Fagan 166

You don't have very far to go Francisco Uribe 187

Auras Elizabeth P. Glixman 208

A Scarab for Normandy Gerald Elias 229

A Mother's Last Request R. C. Goodwin 252

Contributors' Notes 283

About the Editors 305

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