Book Reviews of The Best American Short Stories 2001

The Best American Short Stories 2001
The Best American Short Stories 2001
Author: Barbara Kingsolver (Editor), Katrina Kenison (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780395926888
ISBN-10: 0395926882
Publication Date: 10/10/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I have always loved the Best-American series. I think they're all excellent ways of tasting some of the best writing that comes out of America each year. Short stories have long been a favourite of mine and I find every year the Best American Short Stories are a joy to read. Not only are short stories perfect for modern American society where one rarely has time to sit down and finish a novel in a decent enough amount of time to remember the beginning when one reaches the end (as guest editor Kingsolver points out in her introduction), but these are the creme de la creme. Kingsolver did a wonderful job at picking them. I enjoyed every single one of them, some more than others of course, and I always come away with a list of books to check out (each author represented in the collection has a short bio and listing of works in the back of the book)... I definitely recommend this and the other Best American Short Stories books to everyone.
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A great collection of short stories, includes delections by Rick Moody, Ha Jin, Alice Munro, John Updike and more. Some stories leave you with a tear, some leave you thinking...
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excellent collection of stories that move quickly from the best writers.