Best American Short Stories 2004
Houghton Mifflin; October 2004
its inception in 1915, the "Best American Series"
has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest
short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor
reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between
50 and 100 outstanding works. That selection is pared down
to 20 or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely
recognised as a leading writer in his or her field. Lorrie
Moore brings her keen eye for wit and surprise to the volume,
and The Best American Short Stories 2004 is an eclectic
and enthralling gathering of well-known voices and talented
up-and-comers. Here are stories that probe the biggest issues:
ambition, gender, romance, war. Here are funny and touching
and striking tales of a Spokane Indian, the estranged wife
of an Iranian immigrant, an American tutor in Bombay. In her
introduction Lorrie Moore writes, "The stories collected
here impressed me with their depth of knowledge and feeling
of character, setting, and situation . . . They spoke with
amused intelligence, compassion, and dispassion."
Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
Bantam; October 2004
than 120 titles still in print, Louis L'Amour is recognised
the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American
authors in history. Though he met with phenomenal success
in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map
was the short story. Now this great writer--who The Wall Street
Journal recently compared with Jack London and Robert Louis
Stevenson--will receive his due as a great storyteller. This
volume kicks off a series that will, when complete, anthologise
all of L'Amour's short fiction, volume by handsome volume.
in Volume One, is a treasure-trove of 35 frontier tales for
his millions of fans and for those who have yet to discover
L'Amour's thrilling prose and his vital role in capturing
the spirit of the Old West for generations to come.
19 Short Stories
Donald R Gallo
Laure Leaf; October 1988
superb stories by today's best-known authors of young adult
novels, coming together to create a window of the mind, a
vision illuminating the joys and sorrows of young people.
nineteen splendid stories range from tales of tender romance
and the delights of mystery and fantasy to the struggles of
death, divorce, and growing up. Here are recollections from
the past, stories of today, and visions of the future.