The wonderful Powell’s in Portland, Oregon has released a list of their picks of the year. As any good reader, I immediately perused this, and furiously scribbled down around half of their choices. These are the real standouts for me, and those which I hope to get to during 2016.
1. 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories, edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor
‘”The Best American Short Stories”is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what…
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