The Best American Short Stories 2014

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 7, 2014 - Fiction - 384 pages

“The literary ‘Oscars’ features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories.” — Shelf Awareness for Readers

The Best American Short Stories 2014 will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad, heralded by Time magazine as “a new classic of American fiction.” Egan “possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart” (New York Times Book Review).

 

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Sifting through the hundreds, maybe thousands, of short stories published in North America in any one year must be an arduous but rewarding task. Jennifer Egan’s selection here tends towards fairly ... Read full review

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Literary short stories usually leave me cold, but I really liked the 2014 Best American Short Stories - in part because most of the stories included real plots in which interesting things happened ... Read full review

Contents

Charity
1
The Indian Uprising
15
The Night of the Satellite
28
After the Flood
43
Long Tom Lookout
65
Medium Tough
89
The Breeze
107
Hover
123
This Is Not a Love Song
211
La Pulchra Nota
228
God
243
Mastiff
254
Next to Nothing
267
Madame Bovarys Greyhound
289
Antarctica
301
Back Matter
327

A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me
140
At the Round Earths Imagined Corners
161
The Judges Will
179
Evie M
194
Kattekoppen
202
Back Flap
363
Back Cover
364
Spine
365
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JENNIFER EGAN is the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad,The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City.HEIDI PITLORisa former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novel The Birthdays and has a forthcoming novel titled We All Fall Down.

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