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The Best American Short Stories 2003

(2003)
(A book in the Best American Short Stories series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.

Lending a fresh perspective to a perennial favorite, Walter Mosley has chosen unforgettable short stories by both renowned writers and exciting newcomers. The Best American Short Stories 2003 features poignant tales that explore the nuances of family life and love, birth and death. Here are stories that will, as Mosley writes in his introduction, "live with the reader long after the words have been translated into ideas and dreams. That's because a good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs."

Dorothy Allison
Edwidge Danticat
E. L. Doctorow
Louise Erdrich
Adam Haslett
ZZ Packer
Mona Simpson
Mary Yukari Waters


Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Best American Short Stories 03 Pa (The Best American Series )
Author(s): Katrina Kenison
ISBN: 0-618-19733-8 / 978-0-618-19733-0 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Best American Short Stories 2003
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 0-618-19748-6 / 978-0-618-19748-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Best American Short Stories 2003
Author(s): Walter Mosley
ISBN: 0-618-19752-4 / 978-0-618-19752-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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