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The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks
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Feb 05, 2012

really liked it

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

February 5, 2012 – Started Reading
February 5, 2012 – Shelved
October 1, 2012 –
page 96
October 24, 2012 –
page 261
67.97% "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."
November 12, 2012 – Finished Reading

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