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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (The Best American Series ®)

Daniel Handler (Editor), Lemony Snicket (Introduction by)


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“Lively, eclectic and surprising.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of the enormously popular young adult series A Series of Unfortunate Events, takes over as editor for this volume. He will work with the students of 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs to compile new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and other category-defying gems, ensuring that “if you need to fall in love with reading again — or just want a reminder that high school students deserve a lot more than their reading lists give them — then this is the book for you” (Bust).  

Praise For The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (The Best American Series ®)

"A collection that simply shouldn’t be missed." --Miami Herald

"Full of delights...a joy to read." --The Stranger "Consistently impressive, with nary a dud in the 32 previously published selections...This book provides a fantastic compendium of "'In Case You Missed It.'" --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A highly eclectic collection...The quality of the material included is uniformly high...Consider this a sumptuous feast for free (nonrequired, that is) reading." --Booklist

Mariner Books, 9780544129665, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

About the Author

DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novels Why We Broke Up, Adverbs, The Basic Eight, and Watch Your Mouth, and as Lemony Snicket, bestselling children’s and young adult novels.

Lemony Snickett is the author of several unpleasant stories, including those in the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Lump of Coal.