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Though the foreword by series editor Pitlor admits, “It is indisputable that American literary journals are in danger,” with even the few of the newsstand magazines that publish fiction publishing less of it, the stories themselves seem as vital as ever. Any reader will likely discover a new favorite writer here, or more.Read Full Review of The Best American Short Stori... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Some welcome usual suspects appear (Jennifer Egan, Charles Baxter, Jim Shepard) alongside notable newcomers Téa Obreht and Karen Russell, leaving ample room for lesser knowns like Maggie Shipstead ("The Cowboy Tango") to show what makes their writing unique...Read Full Review of The Best American Short Stori... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
The collection is as good as the Rushdie edition, and one of the best of this young century. Most of Russo’s selections are steeped in realism, but a few venture into science fiction and one into magic realism.Read Full Review of The Best American Short Stori...
A number of these stories are very fine indeed. They might not change life on the planet Earth, but some hint at simple truths, however much the big-T Truth might elude the teller. And some, sadly, are hardly fine at all.Read Full Review of The Best American Short Stori...
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