The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks

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6 Critic Reviews

Would I recommend buying and reading this volume? I suppose I wouldn't. Except for a few gems, it's not exciting.
-Red Room

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

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. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, 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.
The Best American Short Stories 2011 includes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jennifer Egan,
Nathan Englander, Allegra Goodman,
Ehud Havazelet, Rebecca Makkai, Steven Millhauser,
George Saunders, Mark Slouka, and others
 

About Geraldine Brooks

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Geraldine Brooks is the author of March, the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. She is also the author of Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire, and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. She lives with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their son.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Mariner Books. 387 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Sep 15 2011

Each one of these stories could establish itself as some reader’s favorite.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Sep 05 2011

...tackle the difficulties of adolescence with fresh humor and vigor.

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Boston.com

Above average
Reviewed by Joseph Peschel on Oct 06 2011

Over the past few years, “BASS’’ has managed to be really good only every other year. This one wasn’t bad but maybe next year’s will be wonderful.

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Reviewed by Bonnie Brody on Oct 05 2011

...there are some very good stories in this collection and some that are just mediocre.

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Red Room

Below average
on Jan 27 2012

Would I recommend buying and reading this volume? I suppose I wouldn't. Except for a few gems, it's not exciting.

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Christianity Today

Good
Reviewed by Linda McCullough Moore on Oct 01 2011

... taken all together, these stories pay attention and they make sure we do too. They listen and they speak of small and quiet matters, taking thought and care, considering every angle, refusing easy answers.

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