The Best American Short Stories

By Tom Perrotta (Editor); Heidi Pitlor (Editor)
Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547242101, 356pp.

Publication Date: October 2012

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Description

The Best American Series(r)
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.
"The Best American Short Stories 2012" includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh,
Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,
George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others




About the Author
Tom Perrotta is the author of five previous work of fiction" Bad Haircut", "The Wishbones, Election", and the "New York Times" bestselling "Joe College" and "Little Children". "Election" was made into the acclaimed 1999 movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. "Little Children" was released as a movie directed by Todd Field and starring Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly in 2006, and for which Perrotta received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best screenplay. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.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.
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