The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

By E. L. Doctorow (Selected by); Katrina Kenison

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780395926864, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2000


Despite increasing competition, this annual collection remains the place to find the most compelling short fiction published in the U.S. and Canada” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY). To usher in the new millennium, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2000 brims with a rich variety of lyrical and wise stories about our country’s past, present, and future. This year’s editor, the best-selling author E. L. Doctorow, has chosen new works by Raymond Carver, Amy Bloom, Ha Jin, Walter Mosley, and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.
The most popular compendium of its kind, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES is the only volume that offers the finest short fiction each year, chosen by a distinguished author.

About the Author
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow is an American author known for his works of historical fiction.

Katrina Kenison has been the annual editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. Along with John Updike, she edited The Best American Short Stories of the Century, a New York Times bestseller. Also the coeditor of Mothers: Twenty Stories of Contemporary Motherhood, she has written essays that have appeared in such publications as Redbook and Ladies Home Journal. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two sons.

Praise For The Best American Short Stories

"Expect to be entertained, provoked, astonished."

The San Diego Union-Tribune