The acclaimed annual short fiction series--this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver--showcases the works of Alice Munro, Rick Moody, John Updike, Dorothy West, and many other notable authors. Simultaneous.
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This yearâs Best American Short Stories is edited by the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, whose latest book is Prodigal Summer. Kingsolverâs selections for The Best American Short Stories 2001 showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike. ÂReading these stories was both a distraction from and an anchor to the complexities of my life Â my pleasure, my companionship, my salvation. I hope they will be yours.â Â Barbara Kingsolver