The Best American Short Stories 1989
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The Best American Short Stories 1989 (The Best American Short Stories)

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Fenstad's Mother / Charles Baxter
Customs of the country / Madison Smartt Bell
Living to be a hundred / Robert Boswell
Black hand girl / Blanche McCrary Boyd
Kubuku Rides (This is it) / Larry Brown
Ralph the Duck / Frederick Busch
White angel / Michael Cunningham
Flowers of boredom / Rick DeMarinis
Edie: a life / Harriet Doerr
Concert party / Mavis Gallant
Why I decide to kill...more
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Jul 16, 2008 Margie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margie by: Mary Jo
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More enjoyable than the 2007 collection.
I generally like the best american series and so have no complaints. this one in particular was really, really good though! i read all the stories except 4 and thought they were spectacular. i was inspired to check out some books by authors i'd never before heard of -- like harriet doerr and blanche mccrary boyd. i was surprised to read michael cunningham's short story "white angel" in here, which is the opening scene of the movie "home at the end of the world" (which was also pretty great)
I've read a few american short stories books and picked this one because it was edited by Margaret Atwood. A few of these stories were really great.
Julie [Kaskade]
I love short stories, and this annual collection is always a must read every year.
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Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, childr...more
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