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Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South
By Anne Tyler, Shannon Ravenel (editor) and Anne Tyler (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date April 1, 1996
Pages 423
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565121287
ISBN-10 1565121287
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
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Summaries and Reviews
The best-selling author of The Accidental Tourist selects her own favorite short stories from the ten volumes of Shannon Ravenel's annual anthology, featuring works by favorite established authors and outstanding new writers. Original. description: Product Description:
Since 1986, New Stories from the South has brought the best short fiction of the year to the attention of a national audience. The series has been called “the collection others should use as a model” (the Charlotte Observer), and for twenty years it has held to that standard.

When Anne Tyler helped us celebrate the first ten years of the series in Best of the South, 1986–1995, the reviews were ecstatic. “A triumph of authentic voices and unforgettable characters,” said Southern Living. “An introduction to some of the best writers in the world today,” raved the Northwest Arkansas Times. Now that the anthology has reached its twentieth birthday, Anne Tyler has done it again. From the 186 stories found in the ten volumes from 1996 to 2005, she has picked her favorites and introduced them with warmth, insight, and her own brand of quiet literary authority.

Once again, her choices reflect her love of the kind of generous fiction she has called “spendthrift.”Here are twenty stories—by both famous and first-time writers, from Lee Smith and Max Steele to Gregory Sanders and Stephanie Soileau—that hold nothing back.

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About: An anthology of short stories representing the best in Southern fiction, features the work of Rick Bass, James Lee Burke, Nanci Kincaid, Lee Smith, and other notable writers

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