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The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories by Ben Marcus
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Jan 24, 2008

it was ok
Read in April, 2008

I haven't read all of the stories in here, but I'm putting it aside for now. I can't handle any more story anthologies right now.

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message 1: by Katie (new)

Katie what a lovely cover that one has.

Edan Indeed. It wins for prettiest design.

message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie Did you read the Wells Tower story yet? I love, love that one. Used this book in my class once to uneven results.

Edan Not yet, but I know his brother (Joe Bookman, are you here?!), so I'm pretty curious; I'll report back. I'm actually not using this book for my course, but I've lusted after it for so long, and I figured I could supplement with it (and my various photocopies), if need be. Right now I'm reading the Anthony Doerr story, "The Caretaker", which is also in the Scribner (there are a couple of overlaps). I'm reading it in this anthology because the font is bigger, and the book itself isn't so damn heavy!

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