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The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks
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Mar 19, 2012

it was amazing
Read from March 06 to 17, 2012

I'd forgotten how much I really do like short stories. As much as I love novels, there is something to be said for a shorter version where you never have time for the plot to get tiresome or for the characters to become tedious. In fact, I found myself wishing there was just a little bit more of some of the stories so I could really flesh them out in my mind.

Some of my favorites:

"Free Fruit for Young Widows" by Nathan Englander
"La Vita Nuova" by Allegra Goodman
"Foster" by Claire Keegan
"Phantoms" by Steven Millhauser
"Escape from Spiderhead" by George Saunders

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