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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 by Dave Eggers
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Jul 18, 11

bookshelves: short-story-collections
Read from July 10 to 17, 2011 — I own a copy

I loved this collection. I havent really got a proper shelf, as this is partly non fiction as well. This collection is assembled by several groups of high school students, in San Francisco and Michigan and is apparently an annual event. I strongly recommend this as a brilliant cross section of current writing. The authors are mostly unknown-some big names, but the quality is consistent, readable and often outstanding. I cannot classify the types-some funny, some fantasy and some gritty and real. In the latter category was George Saunders -Tent City USA, an excoriating story of the bottom end of society, and a sad story of the end of a marriage-Man of Steel by Bryan Furuness. The collection even has 2 graphic short stories.

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