The Best American Short Stories 1993 by Katrina Kenison

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Short Stories by Andrea Lee, Thom Jones, John Updike, Mary Gordon, Joanna Scott, Diane Johnson, Antonya Nelson, Harlan Ellison, and Alice Munro.
 

About Katrina Kenison

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Louise Erdrich is the author of twelve novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her debut novel, "Love Medicine", won the National Book Critics Circle Award." The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse" was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent novel, "The Plague of Doves", a "New York Times" bestseller, received the highest praise from Philip Roth, who wrote, "Louise Erdrich's imaginative freedom has reached its zenith--"The Plague of Doves" is her dazzling masterpiece." Louise Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Katrina Kenison has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. She currently resides in Massachusetts.
 
Published November 22, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Over half the protagonists of Best American Short Stories 2000 are anything but white middle class: the American short story, this collection suggests, has gone global.

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In the latest Best American collection of 20, Erdrich makes all the expected and rightful choices--stories by John Updike, Alice Munro, Diane Johnson, Larry Woiwode, Mary Gordon, each of which rests on its own crafted base quite securely.

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Alice Munro's "Friend of My Youth"--a story that tells about a teller telling a tale, managing astoundingly to align both perfectly--once more reminds us that Munro is the living master of the form.

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