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New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997

by Shannon Ravenel (Editor)

Other authors: Gene Able (Contributor), Dwight Allen (Contributor), Edward Allen (Contributor), Robert Olen Butler (Contributor), Robert Olen Butler (Preface)15 more, Janice Daugharty (Contributor), Ellen Douglas (Contributor), Pam Durban (Contributor), Charles East (Contributor), Rhian Margaret Ellis (Contributor), Tim Gautreaux (Contributor), Elizabeth Gilbert (Contributor), Lucy Hochman (Contributor), Beauvais McCaddon (Contributor), Dale Ray Phillips (Contributor), Patricia Elam Ruff (Contributor), Lee Smith (Contributor), Judy Troy (Contributor), Marc Vassallo (Contributor), Brad Vice (Contributor)

Series: New Stories from the South (1997)

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The twelfth volume of the annual anthology is packed with nineteen entertaining stories. From a cautionary tale about the difficulties of loving a space alien to a new twist on a young Southerner's struggle in the wilds of Manhattan, these stories range from the hilarious to the poignant. The preface, by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler, looks at what fiction is: "Fiction is, at its heart, the art form of human yearning." The authors in the 1997 edition of New Stories are Gene Able, Dwight Allen, Edward Allen, Robert Olen Butler, Janice Daugharty, Ellen Douglas, Pam Durban, Charles East, Rhian Margaret Ellis, Tim Gautreaux, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lucy Hochman, Beauvais McCaddon, Dale Ray Phillips, Patricia Elam Ruff, Lee Smith, Judy Troy, Marc Vassallo, and Brad Vice.… (more)
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Ravenel, ShannonEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Able, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, DwightContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, Robert OlenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, Robert OlenPrefacesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daugharty, JaniceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Douglas, EllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Durban, PamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
East, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ellis, Rhian MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gautreaux, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilbert, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hochman, LucyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCaddon, BeauvaisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, Dale RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ruff, Patricia ElamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Troy, JudyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vassallo, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The twelfth volume of the annual anthology is packed with nineteen entertaining stories. From a cautionary tale about the difficulties of loving a space alien to a new twist on a young Southerner's struggle in the wilds of Manhattan, these stories range from the hilarious to the poignant. The preface, by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler, looks at what fiction is: "Fiction is, at its heart, the art form of human yearning." The authors in the 1997 edition of New Stories are Gene Able, Dwight Allen, Edward Allen, Robert Olen Butler, Janice Daugharty, Ellen Douglas, Pam Durban, Charles East, Rhian Margaret Ellis, Tim Gautreaux, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lucy Hochman, Beauvais McCaddon, Dale Ray Phillips, Patricia Elam Ruff, Lee Smith, Judy Troy, Marc Vassallo, and Brad Vice.

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