The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

By Richard Russo (Editor); Heidi Pitlor

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547055329, 421pp.

Publication Date: October 2010

Edited by theaward-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year's collection boasts a satisfying chorus oftwenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative ("Wall Street Journal").With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America's oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure tobe of enduring quality ("Chicago Tribune") this year.

About the Author
Richard Russo is the author of Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody's Fool, and Straight Man. He lives off the coast of Maine with his wife and two daughters.

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor forThe Best American Short Storiessince 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.