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The Best American Short Stories 2012 (The Best American Series ®)

Tom Perrotta (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)


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The Best American Series®
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


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780547242095, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

About the Author

TOM PERROTTA is the author of six works of fiction, most recently The Leftovers, published to wide acclaim in September 2011.  His novels Election and Little Children were made into award-winning movies.

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