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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction by Lex Williford
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My advanced fiction class used this as a textbook in college; we read various selections and discussed them in class when we weren't work-shopping our peers' stories. As a new writer just beginning to get serious about writing, this collection offered a variety of stories told in different styles that helped me understand individual writers' voices. Though short, these stories are complex; each time I read one, I draw something new from it, something that I overlooked on previous readings.

About half of these stories were assigned during my college class; the other half of the book I willingly (and quickly!) read on my own. This is a great resource for classes as well as readers looking for nuanced and interesting short stories.
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Started Reading
May 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
September 9, 2015 – Shelved
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: contemporary
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction
September 9, 2015 – Shelved as: literary-fiction

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