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The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine  Brooks
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Nov 15, 12

Read from February 05 to November 12, 2012

After being disappointed by the first few stories, which seemed repetitive of so many short stories these days at best, I encountered several stories that gutted me. Of course, I had already read most of them from their original source--The New Yorker. Meaning the book seemed to be New Yorker heavy whereas past editions seemed to give a more varied sampling of the American short story. There were also a few "cutesy" stories in there--ones which don't seem to affect me but are clever. A few I'll reread and reread, and for that, the book is worth it.
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Reading Progress

10/01/2012 page 96
25.0%
10/24/2012 page 261
67.0% "Even though I'd read so many of these stories before, I'm savoring them again. A few disappointments, but overall a good volume thus far."

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