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Beacon Best of 2001 (Beacon Anthology)

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Continuing its tradition of offering the most stimulating and eclectic collection of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, The Beacon Best returns this year with the acclaimed writer Junot Díaz as guest editor. The 2001 edition features not only celebrated wordsmiths like Ha Jin, Louise Erdrich, Francisco Goldman, Chang-rae Lee, and Zadie Smith, but also emerging ...more
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published October 6th 2001 by Beacon Press
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Jul 07, 2008 A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The saturday morning car wash made me laugh out loud. The car look like "king kong wiped his ass with a pepsi can".
I also loved the Dagoberto Gilb story and the paper flowers piece also.
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Mar 20, 2008 Sidik Fofana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(six word review #10) "The Saturday Morning Car Wash Club"!
Anasylvia
Junot Diaz edited this anthology, and because I think he is one of the best writers around I trust his opinion. He didn't disappoint.

I enjoyed many of the stories, poems, and essays in the anthology. It exposed me to many authors that I've never heard of such as Ha Jin, Nega Mezlekia, and Elissa Ward and many more. As well as works by authors I have read before like Zadie Smith and Lucille Clifton.

From war, poverty, immigration, medicine, stripping, family, relationships, and childhood nostalg
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Alicia
Apr 22, 2007 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
another tarra lend. started me off on the short story kick of 2006, and lead me straight into junot diaz' own stories.
Rianna Jade
I didn't enjoy a few of stories/poems but Edwidge Danticat and Danzy Senna stole the show.
Alison
Apr 05, 2014 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some fantastic short stories here from authors you would have a hard time finding anywhere else.
Evelyn
Sep 15, 2009 Evelyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
hit and miss...some short stories are compelling...others are not. then...there are poems. oi.
Chanti
Jun 06, 2013 Chanti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
Generally enjoyable. The Revelation Museum (Pedro Ponce), Mexico DF (Francisco Goldman), Notes from the Catwalk (Elissa Wald), and Revival Road (Louise Erdrich) were my favorites.
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Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud ...more
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