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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules Author:David Sedaris Consider the irresistible narrative arc of Sedaris' personal essays, his indelible voice, and his crisp timing, and it will come as no surprise that he is an avid, insightful reader of short stories. He is so inspired by the form that he has put together an A-list anthology of his favorites, thus creating a collection that will seduce readers he... more »retofore resistant to the form, and induce fellow short story lovers to nod in pleased recognition. One can't go wrong with an anthology that includes Katherine Mansfield's "The Garden Party," Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation," and stories by Alice Munro, Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolff, and Jhumpa Lahiri, let alone appearances by Dorothy Parker and Patricia Highsmith. An epilogue by Sarah Vowell explains that the proceeds from this collection will go to 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring program designed to help students learn to write, one of a string of programs being established across the country by the creative and enterprising group at McSweeney's. -- Donna Seaman, Booklist« less
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Who doesn't love David Sedaris? He picked these stories and wrote the introduction. There are the classics, such as Flannery O'Connor' REVELATION, along with more contemporary writers, such as Amy Hempel, Tobias Wolff, Lorrie Moore, Akhil Sharma, and Sarah Vowell