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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013…

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

by Dave Eggers (Editor)

Other authors: Sherman Alexie (Contributor), Ana Arana (Contributor), Lynda Barry (Contributor), Sibylla Brodzinsky (Contributor), Pamela Colloff (Contributor)31 more, Jennifer Egan (Contributor), Isaac Fitzgerald (Contributor), Jim Gavin (Contributor), Cynthia Gorney (Contributor), Peter Hessler (Contributor), Nick Hornby (Contributor), Catalina Hoyos (Contributor), Kiese Laymon (Contributor), E.D.W. Lynch (Contributor), Katharyn Howd Machan (Contributor), Wendy MacNaughton (Contributor), Alexander Maksik (Contributor), Kyle Minor (Contributor), Walter Mosley (Introduction), Alix Ohlin (Contributor), Peter Orner (Contributor), Miroslav Penkov (Contributor), Kim Philley (Contributor), Sebastian Rotella (Contributor), Davy Rothbart (Contributor), Karen Russell (Contributor), Alexis Schaitkin (Contributor), Max Schoening (Contributor), Brendan Todt (Contributor), Andrew Tonkovich (Contributor), Madhuri Vijay (Contributor), Shari Wagner (Contributor), Teddy Wayne (Contributor), Robert West (Contributor), Tim Wirkus (Contributor), Jim Wise (Contributor)

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Series: The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2013), Best American (2013)

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Liked the first section, but nothing much held my attention in the second. Meh. ( )
  JBD1 | Jul 29, 2017 |
i think this is my favourite volume of The Best American a Nonrequired Reading series. Each book is a widely varied collection of short stories, journalism, essays, poetry, lists (eg. "Best American Commune Names") and comics. Depending on the editor and on the year the balance of content and general tone varies: 2014 is edited by Daniel Handler and has a lot of poetry and is quite dark; 2011 & this volume are edited by Dave Eggers and are, to me, the perfect balance of content and light & dark.

This book is jam-packed with brilliant short stories by authors previously unknown to me - reading it was a bit like Christmas!

Highly recommended! ( )
  EnidaV | Jan 7, 2015 |
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Eggers, DaveEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexie, ShermanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Barry, LyndaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brodzinsky, SibyllaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Hornby, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoyos, CatalinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Laymon, KieseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynch, E.D.W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Machan, Katharyn HowdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacNaughton, WendyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Mosley, WalterIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ohlin, AlixContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rotella, SebastianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Schoening, MaxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Wagner, ShariContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Dave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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