The Best American Short Stories

By Alice Sebold (Editor); Heidi Pitlor
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618792252, 347pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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Edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Alice Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provacative literary "antenna for what is going on in the world" ("Chicago Tribune)." The collection boasts great variety from "famous to first-timers, sifted from major magazines and little reviews, grand and little worlds" ("St. Louis Post-Dispatch)," ensuring yet another rewarding, eduring edition of the oldest and best-selling Best American.




About the Author
Alice Sebold is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novelsThe Lovely Bones, The Almost Moon, andLucky, a memoir. She won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2002 and the ABA Book of the Year Award in 2003, both for The Lovely Bones. The book was also made into a movie starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, and Saoirse Ronan.She is a graduate of Syracuse University, the University of Houston, and the University of California, Irvine. Sebold lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

Heidi Pitlor grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, and got her BA at McGill University and her MFA at Emerson College in Boston. She was a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for nine years before she became the series editor of "The Best American Short Stories." She has worked with Salman Rushdie, Alice Sebold, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Strout, and others. She is the author of the novel "The Birthdays "and her fiction and essays have appeared in "Ploughshares, "the "Huffington Post, " and "Labor Day: True Stories by Today s Best Women Writers." In Fall 2015, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish "100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, " which she coedited with Lorrie Moore. Heidi lives outside Boston with her husband and twin son and daughter.
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