The Best American Short Stories 2012

The Best American Short Stories 2012

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547242101
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Best American Short Stories Series
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 564,674
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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.


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.

Hometown:

Belmont, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

August 13, 1961

Place of Birth:

Summit, New Jersey

Education:

B.A. in English, Yale University, 1983; M.A. in English/Creative Writing, Syracuse University, 1988

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"The best short storiees are small only when measured by the number of pages. Editor Tom Perrotta, best known for his novels Election and Little Children assembles a stellar collection of 20 stories that create their own worlds in 20 pages or less." -USA TODAY

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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 :(