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The Best American Short Stories 2015 by T.…

The Best American Short Stories 2015

by T. C. Boyle (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)

Other authors: Megan Mayhew Bergman (Contributor), Justin Bigos (Contributor), Kevin Canty (Contributor), Diane Cook (Contributor), Julia Elliott (Contributor)15 more, Louise Erdrich (Contributor), Ben Fowlkes (Contributor), Arna Bontemps Hemenway (Contributor), Denis Johnson (Contributor), Sarah Kokernot (Contributor), Victor Lodato (Contributor), Colum McCann (Contributor), Elizabeth McCracken (Contributor), Thomas McGuane (Contributor), Maile Meloy (Contributor), Shobha Rao (Contributor), Joan Silber (Contributor), Aria Beth Sloss (Contributor), Laura Lee Smith (Contributor), Jess Walter (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Short Stories (2015), Best American (2015)

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What a lot of grim, pain-filled stories - not much humor in this year's edition. All were, not surprisingly, fine and well-crafted stories, but few of them left me feeling upbeat about life. I thought some of the most impressive were Victor Lodato, 'Jack, July', about addiction; Shobha Rao, 'Kavitha and Mustafa', about terrible sectarian strife; and Jess Walter, 'Mr. Voice', which ends up being a really touching appreciation of kindness and love. So, I suppose that, given Walter's entry, the collection at least ends on a positive note. ( )
  bezoar44 | Oct 6, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this year's collection. T.C. Boyle's taste in short stories tends to run toward the conventional in structure and the off-beat in character and message. You know it is a great year when you can't narrow down your favorites to a handful and there are no clunkers or head scratchers in the lot. ( )
  byebyelibrary | May 1, 2016 |
The Best American series is always hit and miss, but this collection is exceptionally good. ( )
  EnidaV | Jan 2, 2016 |
If these are the best short stories America has to offer, then there's something wrong with fiction writers in this country. ( )
  digitalmaven | Oct 25, 2015 |
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Boyle, T. C.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pitlor, HeidiEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergman, Megan MayhewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bigos, JustinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Canty, KevinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cook, DianeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elliott, JuliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Erdrich, LouiseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowlkes, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemenway, Arna BontempsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, DenisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kokernot, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lodato, VictorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCann, ColumContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCracken, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGuane, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meloy, MaileContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rao, ShobhaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silber, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sloss, Aria BethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Laura LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walter, JessContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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“Welcome to the best of the best.” — New York Daily News Books Blog

The stories in this 100th installment of The Best American Short Stories will be selected by award-winning and best-selling author T. C. Boyle. A master storyteller with a delightfully subversive streak, Boyle mixes “brilliance with high-concept pyrotechnics, meditations with whiz-bangery” (Los Angeles Times) and he is “always enjoyable, virtually incapable of dullness” (New York Times Book Review). 

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Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

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