Nothing But You: Love Stories from The New Yorker

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A landmark anthology of fiction on the theme of love from the magazine that has defined the American short story for almost a century. Not all the stories gathered here have love or romance as their sole and central focus. But, taken together, they dramatize how affairs of the heart affect--permeate--every other aspect of our lives. Illustrations throughout. 448 pp. National ads. 25,000 print.

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For decades The New Yorker has kept the short story in America's literary consciousness. While the sales of novels have eclipsed those of short stories in the marketplace, short-story writers take comfort in the fact that each week their craft is showcased in the pages of one of the country's best-known publications. Now Roger Angell, a senior editor at The New Yorker, has assembled a collection of stories by the likes of John Updike, Alice Munro, Woody Allen, and Raymond Carver. Culled from more than 30 years of issues, these stories are united by the theme of love, a term that covers a multitude of emotions: romantic love, platonic love, parental love, filial love, and love for mankind, not to mention lost love, twisted love, nostalgic love.... These 38 stories cover them all.

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"Marvelous, memorable." --The New York Times

"You'll surely be touched, charmed, moved, amused, bemused, intellectually engaged and emotionally charged by these disparate tales of desperate loves, earthy lusts, ethereal longings, unsettled lives." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A wonderful opportunity to feast upon the stories of a most talented group of writers." --The Seattle Times

"A varied assembly of accomplished tales, and a reminder of the perception and skill possessed by several generations of The New Yorker's fiction editors." --Kirkus Reviews

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