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New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997
By Shannon Ravenel (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date January 9, 1997
Pages 306
Binding Paperback
Edition Annual
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565121751
ISBN-10 1565121759
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
The twelfth in the annual series presents nineteen stories by established and up-and-coming Southern writers, along with the authors' notes on the genesis of their stories and a list of magazines consulted by the editor. Original. 17,500 first printing. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:
The twelfth volume of the annual anthology is packed with nineteen entertaining stories. From a cautionary tale about the difficulties of loving a space alien to a new twist on a young Southerner's struggle in the wilds of Manhattan, these stories range from the hilarious to the poignant.

The preface, by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler, looks at what fiction is: "Fiction is, at its heart, the art form of human yearning."

The authors in the 1997 edition of New Stories are Gene Able, Dwight Allen, Edward Allen, Robert Olen Butler, Janice Daugharty, Ellen Douglas, Pam Durban, Charles East, Rhian Margaret Ellis, Tim Gautreaux, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lucy Hochman, Beauvais McCaddon, Dale Ray Phillips, Patricia Elam Ruff, Lee Smith, Judy Troy, Marc Vassallo, and Brad Vice.

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9781565121751 | details & prices | 306 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Stories by writers with Southern backgrounds deal with the modern problems of life in the South

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