New Stories from the South

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New Stories from the South

The Year's Best

By Amy Hempel

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781565129863, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2010

Description
Over the past twenty-five years, New Stories from the South has published the work of now well-known writers, including James Lee Burke, Andre Dubus, Barbara Kingsolver, John Sayles, Joshua Ferris, and Abraham Verghese and nurtured the talents of many others, including Larry Brown, Jill McCorkle, Brock Clarke, Lee Smith, and Daniel Wallace.
This twenty-fifth volume reachs out beyond the South to one of the most acclaimed short story writers of our day. Guest editor Amy Hempel admits, I ve always had an affinity for writers from the South, and in her choices, she's identified the most inventive, heartbreaking, and chilling stories being written by Southerners all across the country.
From the famous (Rick Bass, Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Spencer, Wells Tower, Padgett Powell, Dorothy Allison, Brad Watson) to the finest new talents, Amy Hempel has selected twenty-five of the best, most arresting stories of the past year. The 2010 collection is proof of the enduring vitality of the short form and the vigor of this ever-changing yet time-honored series.

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