New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2007

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Edward P. Jones, Kathy Pories
Algonquin Books, 2007 - Fiction - 372 pages
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This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon—Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard Jones—accompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash. Their stories tell of life as it is now, a life not seen in romanticized Southern fiction, one where existence—both urban and rural—is as raw and risky as it is alluring. The energy of this collection courses through every one of Packer's edgy, funny, and gritty selections.
 

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The 21st edition of Algonquin's signature anthology is not the series' strongest, but it's consistent and entertaining. Unlike some previous editions, the majority of the stories have something to do ... Read full review

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From The Idaho Review
1
From Shenandoah
29
From TriQuarterly
51
From Prairie Schooner
97
From The Atlantic Monthly
113
From Harpers
134
From Five Points
150
From Nimroci
166
From McSweeneys
251
From The Oxford American
260
From The Georgia Review
279
From Prairie Schooner
298
From Gargoyle
309
From The Georgia Review
323
From The Oxford American
336
APPENDIX
349

From The Kenyon Review
178
From Ontario Review
200
From Epoch
230
PREVIOUS VOLUMES
359
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About the author (2007)

Edward P. Jones has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004, and his first collection of short stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short-listed for the National Book Award. His most recent collection, All Aunt Hagar's Children, has become a bestseller.

Kathy Pories earned her B.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught in the English Department at UNC and at Elon University before joining Algonquin in 1995. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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