The Best American Sampler: The Best American Series
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. The guest editor 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.
This special e-book sampler contains eleven selections from the 2011 editions.
From The Best American Short Stories® edited by Geraldine Brooks:
Housewifely Arts by Megan Mayhew Bergman
From The Best American Essays® edited by Edwidge Danticat:
Chapels by Pico Iyer
A Crime of Opportunity by Ernest J. Finney
From The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Mary Roach:
The Killer in the Pool by Tim Zimmermann, Jr.
The Surfing Savant by Paul Solotaroff
From The Best American Travel Writing edited by Sloane Crosley: