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Series: Best American

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The Best of the Best of American Science Writing (The Best American Science Writing) by Jesse Cohen
The Best Short Stories of 1938 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Edward J. O'Brien1938
The Best Short Stories of 1939 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Edward J. O'Brien1939
The Best Short Stories of 1940 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Edward J. O'Brien1940
The Best Short Stories of 1941 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Edward J. O'Brien1941
The Best American Short Stories 1942 by Martha Foley1942
The Best American Short Stories 1943 by Martha Foley1943
The Best American Short Stories 1944 by Martha Foley1944
The Best American Short Stories 1945 by Martha Foley1945
The Best American Short Stories 1946 by Martha Foley1946
The Best American Short Stories 1947 by Martha Foley1947
The Best American Short Stories 1948 by Martha Foley1948
The Best American Short Stories 1949 by Martha Foley1949
The Best American Short Stories 1951 by Martha Foley1951
The Best American Short Stories 1952 by Martha Foley1952
The Best American Short Stories 1953 by Martha Foley1953
The Best American Short Stories 1954 by Martha Foley1954
The Best American Short Stories 1955 by Martha Foley1955
The Best American Short Stories 1956 by Martha Foley1956
The Best American Short Stories 1957 by Martha Foley1957
The Best American Short Stories 1958 by Martha Foley1958
The Best American Short Stories 1959 by Martha Foley1959
The Best American Short Stories 1960 by Martha Foley1960
The Best American Short Stories 1961 by Martha Foley1961
The Best American Short Stories 1962 by Martha Foley1962
The Best American Short Stories 1963 by Martha Foley1963
The Best American Short Stories 1964 by Martha Foley1964
The Best American Short Stories 1965 by Martha Foley1965
The Best American Short Stories 1966 by Martha Foley1966
The Best American Short Stories 1967 by Martha Foley1967
The Best American Short Stories 1968 by Martha Foley1968
The Best American Short Stories 1969 by Martha Foley1969
The Best American Short Stories 1970 by Martha Foley1970
The Best American Short Stories 1971 by Martha Foley1971
The Best American Short Stories 1972 by Martha Foley1972
The Best American Short Stories 1973 by Martha Foley1973
The Best American Short Stories 1974 by Martha Foley1974
The Best American Short Stories 1975 by Martha Foley1975
The Best American Short Stories 1976 by Martha Foley1976
The Best American Short Stories 1977 by Martha Foley1977
The Best American Short Stories 1978 by Ted Solotaroff1978
The Best American Short Stories 1979 by Joyce Carol Oates1979
The Best American Short Stories 1980 by Stanley Elkin1980
The Best American Short Stories 1981 by Hortense Calisher1981
The Best American Short Stories 1982 by John Gardner1982
The Best American Short Stories 1983 by Anne Tyler1983
The Best American Short Stories 1984 by John Updike1984
The Best American Short Stories 1985 by Gail Godwin1985
The Best American Essays 1986 by Elizabeth Hardwick1986
The Best American Short Stories 1986 by Raymond Carver1986
The Best American Essays 1987 by Gay Talese1987
The Best American Short Stories 1987 by Ann Beattie1987
The Best American Essays 1988 by Annie Dillard1988
The Best American Short Stories 1988 by Mark Helprin1988
The Best American Essays 1989 by Geoffrey Wolff1989
The Best American Short Stories 1989 by Margaret Atwood1989
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s by Shannon Ravenel1980s
The Best American Essays 1990 by Justin Kaplan1990
The Best American Short Stories 1990 by Richard Ford1990
The Best American Essays 1991 by Joyce Carol Oates1991
The Best American Short Stories 1991 by Alice Adams1991
The Best American Sports Writing 1991 by David Halberstam1991
The Best American Essays 1992 by Susan Sontag1992
The Best American Short Stories 1992 by Robert Stone1992
The Best American Sports Writing 1992 by Thomas McGuane1992
The Best American Essays 1993 by Joseph Epstein1993
The Best American Short Stories 1993 by Louise Erdrich1993
The Best American Sports Writing 1993 by Frank Deford1993
The Best American Essays 1994 by Tracy Kidder1994
The Best American Short Stories 1994 by Tobias Wolff1994
The Best American Sports Writing 1994 by Thomas Boswell1994
The Best American Essays 1995 by Jamaica Kincaid1995
The Best American Short Stories 1995 by Jane Smiley1995
The Best American Sports Writing 1995 by Dan Jenkins1995
The Best American Essays 1996 by Geoffrey C. Ward1996
The Best American Short Stories 1996 by John Edgar Wideman1996
The Best American Sports Writing 1996 by John Feinstein1996
The Best American Essays 1997 by Ian Frazier1997
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 by Robert B. Parker1997
The Best American Short Stories 1997 by E. Annie Proulx1997
The Best American Sports Writing 1997 by George Plimpton1997
The Best American Essays 1998 by Cynthia Ozick1998
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 by Sue Grafton1998
The Best American Short Stories 1998 by Garrison Keillor1998
The Best American Sports Writing 1998 by Bill Littlefield1998
The Best American Essays 1999 by Edward Hoagland1999
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 by Ed McBain1999
The Best American Short Stories 1999 by Amy Tan1999
The Best American Sports Writing 1999 by Richard Ford1999
The Best American Essays 2000 by Alan Lightman2000
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 by Donald E. Westlake2000
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 by David Quammen2000
The Best American Science Writing 2000 by James Gleick2000
The Best American Short Stories 2000 by E. L. Doctorow2000
The Best American Sports Writing 2000 by Dick Schaap2000
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 by Bill Bryson2000
The Best American Essays 2001 by Kathleen Norris2001
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 by Lawrence Block2001
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 by Edward O. Wilson2001
The Best American Science Writing 2001 by Timothy Ferris2001
The Best American Short Stories 2001 by Barbara Kingsolver2001
The Best American Sports Writing 2001 by Bud Collins2001
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 by Paul Theroux2001
The Best American Essays 2002 by Stephen Jay Gould2002
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 by James Ellroy2002
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 [Audio Book, abridged] by James EllroyAbridged Audibook 2002
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 (The Best American Series) by Dave Eggers2002
The Best American Poetry 2002 by Robert Creeley2002
The Best American Recipes 2001-2002 by Fran McCullough2001-2002
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002 by Natalie Angier2002
The Best American Science Writing 2002 by Matt Ridley2002
The Best American Short Stories 2002 by Sue Miller2002
The Best American Sports Writing 2002 by Rick Reilly2002
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 by Frances Mayes2002
The Best American Essays 2003 by Anne Fadiman2003
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 by Michael Connelly2003
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 by Dave Eggers2003
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003 by Richard Dawkins2003
The Best American Science Writing 2003 by Oliver Sacks2003
The Best American Short Stories 2003 by Walter Mosley2003
The Best American Sports Writing 2003 by Buzz Bissinger2003
The Best American Travel Writing 2003 by Ian Frazier2003
The Best American Essays 2004 by Louis Menand2004
The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 by Nelson DeMille2004
The Best American Mystery Stories 4 by Michael Connelly2004
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (The Best American Series) by Dave Eggers2004
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 by Steven Pinker2004
The Best American Science Writing 2004 by Dava Sobel2004
The Best American Short Stories 2004 by Lorrie Moore2004
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2004 by Philip Zaleski2004
The Best American Sports Writing 2004 by Richard Ben Cramer2004
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 by Pico Iyer2004
The Best American Essays 2005 by Susan Orlean2005
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 by Joyce Carol Oates2005
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 by Dave Eggers2005
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005 by Jonathan Weiner2005
The Best American Science Writing 2005 by Alan Lightman2005
The Best American Short Stories 2005 by Michael Chabon2005
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2005 by Philip Zaleski2005
The Best American Sports Writing 2005 by Mike Lupica2005
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 by Jamaica Kincaid2005
The Best American Comics 2006 by Anne Elizabeth Moore2006
The Best American Essays 2006 by Lauren Slater2006
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 by Scott Turow2006
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 by Dave Eggers2006
The Best American Recipes 2005-2006: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet (The Best by Fran McCullough2005-2006
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006 by Brian Greene2006
The Best American Science Writing 2006 by Atul Gawande2006
The Best American Short Stories 2006 by Ann Patchett2006
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2006 by Philip Zaleski2006
The Best American Sports Writing 2006 by Michael Lewis2006
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 by Tim Cahill2006
The Best American Comics 2007 by Anne Elizabeth Moore2007
The Best American Essays 2007 by David Foster Wallace2007
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 by Carl Hiaasen2007
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 by Dave Eggers2007
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 by Richard Preston2007
The Best American Science Writing 2007 by Gina Kolata2007
The Best American Short Stories 2007 by Stephen King2007
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007 by Philip Zaleski2007
The Best American Sports Writing 2007 by David Maraniss2007
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 by Susan Orlean2007
The Best American Comics 2008 by Lynda Barry2008
The Best American Essays 2008 by Adam Gopnick2008
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 by George Pelecanos2008
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 by Dave Eggers2008
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008 by Jerome Groopman2008
The Best American Science Writing 2008 by Sylvia Nasar2008
The Best American Short Stories 2008 by Salman Rushdie2008
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 by Philip Zaleski2008
The Best American Sports Writing 2008 by William Nack2008
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 by Anthony Bourdain2008
The Best American Comics 2009 by Charles Burns2009
The Best American Essays 2009 by Mary Oliver2009
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 by Jeffery Deaver2009
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 by Dave Eggers2009
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 by Elizabeth Kolbert2009
The Best American Science Writing 2009 by Natalie Angier2009
The Best American Short Stories 2009 by Alice Sebold2009
The Best American Sports Writing 2009 by Leigh Montville2009
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 by Simon Winchester2009
The Best American Comics 2010 by Neil Gaiman2010
The Best American Essays 2010 by Christopher Hitchens2010
The Best American Magazine Writing 2010 by Best American Series2010
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 by Lee Child2010
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (The Best American Series (R)) by Dave Eggers2010
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010 by Freeman Dyson2010
The Best American Science Writing 2010 by Jerome Groopman2010
The Best American Short Stories 2010 by Richard Russo2010
The Best American Sports Writing 2010 by Peter Gammons2010
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 by Bill Buford2010
The Best Spiritual Writing 2010 by Philip Zaleski2010
The Best American Comics 2011 by Alison Bechdel2011
The Best American Essays 2011 by Edwidge Danticat2011
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 by Harlan Coben2011
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (Best American R) by Dave Eggers2011
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 by Mary Roach2011
The Best American Science Writing 2011 by Rebecca Skloot2011
The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks2011
The Best American Sports Writing 2011 by Jane Leavy2011
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 by Sloane Crosley2011
The Best American Comics 2012 by Francoise Mouly2012
The Best American Essays 2012 by David Brooks2012
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 by Robert Crais2012
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (Best American R) by Dave Eggers2012
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 by Dan Ariely2012
The Best American Science Writing 2012 by Michio Kaku2012
The Best American Short Stories 2012 by Tom Perrotta2012
The Best American Sports Writing 2012 by Michael Wilbon2012
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 by William T. Vollmann2012
The Best American Comics 2013 by Jeff Smith2013
The Best American Essays 2013 by Cheryl Strayed2013
The Best American Infographics 2013 by Gareth Cook2013
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 by Lisa Scottoline2013
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 by Dave Eggers2013
The Best American Poetry 2013 by David Lehman2013
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee2013
The Best American Short Stories 2013 by Elizabeth Strout2013
The Best American Sports Writing 2013 by J. R. Moehringer2013
The Best American Travel Writing 2013 by Elizabeth Gilbert2013
The Best American Comics 2014 by Scott McCloud2014
The Best American Essays 2014 by John Jeremiah Sullivan2014
The Best American Infographics 2014 by Gareth Cook2014
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 by Laura Lippman2014
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 by Daniel Handler2014
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 by Deborah Blum2014
The Best American Short Stories 2014 by Jennifer Egan2014
The Best American Sports Writing 2014 by Christopher McDougall2014
The Best American Travel Writing 2014 by Jason Wilson2014
The Best of the Best American Mystery Stories: The First Ten Years by Otto Penzler2014
The Best American Comics 2015 by Jonathan Lethem2015
The Best American Essays 2015 by Ariel Levy2015
The Best American Infographics 2015 by Gareth Cook2015
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 by James Patterson2015
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 by Adam Johnson2015
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 by Rebecca Skloot2015
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 by Joe Hill2015
The Best American Short Stories 2015 by T. C. Boyle2015
The Best American Sports Writing 2015 by Wright Thompson2015
The Best American Travel Writing 2015 by Andrew McCarthy2015
The Best American Comics 2016 by Roz Chast2016
The Best American Essays 2016 by Jonathan Franzen2016
The Best American Infographics 2016 by Gareth Cook2016
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 by Elizabeth George2016
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 by Rachel Kushner2016
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 by Amy Stewart2016
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 by Karen Joy Fowler2016
The Best American Short Stories 2016 by Junot Díaz2016
The Best American Sports Writing 2016 by Rick Telander2016
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 by Bill Bryson2016
The Best American Comics 2017 (The Best American Series ®) by Ben Katchor2017
The Best American Essays 2017 (The Best American Series ®) by Leslie Jamison2017
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 by John Sandford2017
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (The Best American Series ®) by Sarah Vowell2017
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017 by Hope Jahren2017
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams2017
The Best American Series 2017: 16 Short Stories & Essays (The Best American Series ®) by Houghton Mifflin/ Harcourt Schools2017
The Best American Short Stories 2017 by Meg Wolitzer2017
The Best American Sports Writing 2017 (The Best American Series ®) by Howard Bryant2017
The Best American Travel Writing 2017 by Lauren Collins2017
The Best American Essays 2018 (The Best American Series ®) by Hilton Als2018
The Best American Food Writing 2018 (The Best American Series ®) by Ruth Reichl2018
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 by Louise Penny2018
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 by Sam Kean2018
The Best American Short Stories 2018 by Roxane Gay2018
The Best American Sports Writing 2018 (The Best American Series ®) by Jeff Pearlman2018
The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century by Otto Penzler19th Century
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century by Tony Hillerman20th Century
The Best American Noir of the Century by James Ellroy20th Century
The Best American Short Stories of the Century by John Updike20th Century
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century by David Halberstam20th Century
The Best American Essays of the Century by Joyce Carol Oates20th Century
The Best American Essays: College Edition by Robert AtwanCollege Edition
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (abridged audio) vol. 1 by John Updike20th Century
The Best American Essays of the Century {audio selections, Vol. 1} by Joyce Carol Oates20th Century
The Best American Essays of the Century {audio selections, Vol. 2} by Joyce Carol Oates20th Century
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (abridged audio) Vol. 2 by John Updike20th Century

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Omnibus series for the Houghton Mifflin set of Best American X series. Best American Science Writing is published by Harper and is not part of this series.

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