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The Best American Short Stories 2006 (Signed First Edition)

Ann Patchett (editor); Katrina Kenison (series editor)

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ISBN 10: 0618543511 / ISBN 13: 9780618543519
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston), 2006
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First edition, first printing (with full number sequence including the 1). Hardbound. NEW! Brand new! Very Fine in a very fine dust jacket. A tight, clean copy, new and unread. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. NOT price clipped. Shipped in well padded box. SIGNED BY ANN PATCHETT on title page, her name only, with no other marks or writing. You cannot find a better copy. Authors include Ann BEattie, Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, Mary Gaitskill, Donna Tartt, Edith Pearlman, Thomas McGuane, Robert Coover and more. Bookseller Inventory # anthologies-13

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Title: The Best American Short Stories 2006 (Signed...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston)

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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While a single short story may have a difficult time raising enough noise on its own to be heard over the din of civilization, short stories in bulk can have the effect of swarming bees, blocking out sound and sun and becoming the only thing you can think about,” writes Ann Patchett in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2006.

This vibrant, varied sampler of the American literary scene revels in life’s little absurdities, captures timely personal and cultural challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion. In The View from Castle Rock,” the short story master Alice Munro imagines a fictional account of her Scottish ancestors’ emigration to Canada in 1818. Nathan Englander’s cast of young characters in How We Avenged the Blums” confronts a bully dubbed The Anti-Semite” to both comic and tragic ends. In Refresh, Refresh,” Benjamin Percy gives a forceful, heart-wrenching look at a young man’s choices when his father -- along with most of the men in his small town -- is deployed to Iraq. Yiyun Li’s After a Life” reveals secrets, hidden shame, and cultural change in modern China. And in Tatooizm,” Kevin Moffett weaves a story full of humor and humanity about a young couple’s relationship that has run its course.

Ann Patchett brought unprecedented enthusiasm and judiciousness [to The Best American Short Stories 2006],” writes Katrina Kenison in her foreword, and she is, surely, every story writer’s ideal reader, eager to love, slow to fault, exquisitely attentive to the text and all that lies beneath it.”

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ANN PATCHETT is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She has written for the Atlantic, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, the Washington Post, and others.

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