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Prize Stories 1991

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Prize Stories 1991

The O. Henry Awards

By William Abrahams

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385415132, 448pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 1998

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Description
The O. Henry Prize Stories 1991collects 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The Sandstone Farmhouse by John Updike, which tells of a difficult relationship of a son and his mother over 50 years, takes the coveted top prize. The other stories in this collection are:
Joyce Carol Oates The Swimmers
Sharon Sheehe Stark Overland
Martha Lacy Hall The Apple-Green Triumph
Wayne Johnson Hippies, Indians, Buffalo
Perri Klass For Women Everywhere
Helen Norris Raisin Faces
Patricia Lear Powwow
Charles Baxter Saul and Patsy Are Pregnant
Sylvia A. Watanabe Talking to the Dead
T. Alan Broughton Ashes
Diane Levenberg The Ilui
Ursula K. Le Guin Hand, Cup, Shell
Alice Adams Earthquake Damage
Charlotte Zoe Walker The Very Pineapple
Ronald Sukenick Ecco
Dennis McFarland Nothing to Ask For
Millicent Dillon Oil and Water
Marly Swick Moscow Nights
Thomas Fox Averill During the Twelfth Summer of Elmer D. Peterson
This collection is both meritorious and diverse. The work ranges from plainly written stories brimming with resonant significance to full-blown extravaganzas. . . .Recommended. Library Journal
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