The O. Henry Prize Stories: 2005

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Laura Furman
Anchor Books, 2005 - Fiction - 398 pages
7 Reviews
Mudlavia
Elizabeth Stuckey-French

The Brief History of the Dead
Kevin Brockmeier

The Golden Era of Heartbreak
Michael Parker

The Hurt Man
Wendell Berry

The Tutor
Nell Freudenberger

Fantasy for Eleven Fingers
Ben Fountain

The High Divide
Charles D’Ambrosio

Desolation
Gail Jones

A Rich Man
Edward P. Jones

Dues
Dale Peck

Speckle Trout
Ron Rash

Sphinxes
Timothy Crouse

Grace
Paula Fox

Snowbound
Liza Ward

Tea
Nancy Reisman

Christie
Caitlin Macy

Refuge in London
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

The Drowned Woman
Frances De Pontes Peebles

The Card Trick
Tessa Hadley

What You Pawn I Will Redeem
Sherman Alexie

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

I like the stories better than best American but their organization is awful. They discuss the stories in random order so you have to search for each author. I think next time I will follow the discussion order. Read full review

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

Standouts in this volume: Mudlavia (Elizabeth Stuckey-French) The Tutor (Nell Freudenberger) Fantasy for Eleven Fingers (Ben Fountain) Tea (Nancy Reisman) The Drowned Woman (Frances de Pontes Peebles) The Card Trick (Tessa Hadley) What You Pawn I Will Redeem (Sherman Alexie) Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Laura Furman was born in New York, and educated in New York City public schools and at Bennington College. Her first story appeared in "The New Yorker" in 1976, and since then her work has been published in many magazines, including "Yale Review, ""Southwest Review, Ploughshares, American Scholar, ""Preservation, House & Garden, " and other magazines. Her books include three collections of short stories", "two novels, ""and a memoir. She is the recipient of fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Dobie Paisano Project, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has received grants in residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and in 2009 she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She taught for many years in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Series editor of "The PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories "since 2002, Furman selects the twenty winning stories each year. She lives in Central Texas.

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