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The O. Henry Prize Stories 1991 collects 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. “The Sandstone Farmhouse” by John Updike, which tells of a difficult relationship of a son and his mother over 50 years, takes the coveted top prize. The other stories in this collection are:

Joyce Carol Oates “The Swimmers”
Sharon Sheehe Stark “Overland”
Martha Lacy Hall “The Apple-Green Triumph”
Wayne Johnson “Hippies, Indians, Buffalo”
Perri Klass “For Women Everywhere”
Helen Norris “Raisin Faces”
Patricia Lear “Powwow”
Charles Baxter “Saul and Patsy Are Pregnant”
Sylvia A. Watanabe “Talking to the Dead”
T. Alan Broughton “Ashes”
Diane Levenberg “The Ilui”
Ursula K. Le Guin “Hand, Cup, Shell”
Alice Adams “Earthquake Damage”
Charlotte Zoë Walker “The Very Pineapple”
Ronald Sukenick “Ecco”
Dennis McFarland “Nothing to Ask For”
Millicent Dillon “Oil and Water”
Marly Swick “Moscow Nights”
Thomas Fox Averill “During the Twelfth Summer of Elmer D. Peterson”

“This collection is both meritorious and diverse. The work ranges from plainly written stories brimming with resonant significance to full-blown extravaganzas. . . . Recommended.”—Library Journal

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Born in 1919, William Abrahams published four successful novels and a number of poems before finding his true calling as an editor. He presided over the O. Henry Awards for more than 30 years starting in 1965. Abrahams also worked as the west coast editor of Atlantic Monthly Press and collaborated on nonfiction books with his partner, Peter Stansky. He passed away in 1998.

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In the 71st annual Prize Stories , the 25th to be edited by Abrahams, John Updike takes a deserving first place with "A Sandstone Farmhouse": here a middle-aged man reflects on his sense of betrayal when, as a boy, he realized that his mother loved an isolated house and its surrounding 80 acres as much as she loved him. Gimlet stories that illuminate our times without smacking of trendiness are Dennis McFarland's "Nothing to Ask For," in which a heterosexual recovering alcoholic braces for the death of his gay best friend from AIDS, and Charles Baxter's "Saul and Patsy Are Pregnant," whose anxious hero, an Easterner transplanted to the Midwest, is obsessed with happiness and its apparent inaccessibility. Although some dross dulls the collection as a whole, there are many golden moments. Diane Levenberg's "The Ilui" traces a vulnerable woman whose youthful infatuation with Talmud scholars becomes a latter-day dependence on a drug-abusing, do-nothing with pretensions to secular intellectualism, and Sharon Sheehe Stark's "Overland" tracks a cross-county bus trip that briefly numbs the reality of grief for a recently widowed woman and her daughter. Sylvia A. Watanabe's "Talking to the Dead" features a Hawaiian witch doctor's helper who faints at the sight of corpses, while Helen Norris's "Raisin Faces" limns an old woman who prefers the company of her maid who steals from her to her grown children who infantilize her.
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