The Best American Short Stories 2002 by Sue Miller
(The Best American Series)

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Story for story, readers can’t beat The Best American Short Stories series . . . Each year it offers the opportunity to dive into the current trends and fresh voices that define the modern American short story” (Chicago Tribune). This year’s most beloved short fiction anthology is edited by the best-selling novelist Sue Miller, author of While I Was Gone, and, most recently, The World Below. The volume includes stories by Edwidge Danticat, Jill McCorkle, E. L. Doctorow, Arthur Miller, and Akhil Sharma, among others.
 

About Sue Miller

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Sue Miller is the best-selling author of the Good Mother (made into a feature-length film in 1988), Interviewing the Abbotts (adapted into a feature-length film in 1997), Family Pictures (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), For Love, The Distinguished Guest, While I Was Gone (an Oprah pick), and, most recently, The World Below. She lives in Boston. Katrina Kenison has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. She currently resides in Massachusetts.
 
Published October 15, 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This latest collection of stories from US and Canadian writing programs is vibrant and diverse, well up to the high standard set by its predecessors.

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Akhil Sharma explores ideas of God through the tale of a family with a terribly injured son (“Surrounded by Sleep”), and mechanical engineer Karl Iagnemma explores love between mathematicians, if such is possible, in “Zilkowski’s Theorem,” where the refutation of one man’s theory is revenge for p...

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An exception is the Shepard story, which describes the love affair of two male crewmen on the doomed Hindenberg—a setting that contrasts sharply with the semi-anonymous backdrops of other stories.

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