Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review of The Best American Short Stories 2010, edited by Richard Russo

The Best American series, for those unfamiliar with it, consists of a range of stories published in US and Canadian journals from the previous year. About a hundred of these are then read and selected by the guest editor, and, in this year’s case, Richard Russo did the choosing, selecting a final list of 20 stories, now collected in this volume.

I found the stories in this volume exceptionally compelling and readable – with many being of the ├╝ber-lengthy variety, running to many pages, with the writers taking time to tell the tales, really letting each story breathe and glow...Read more here 

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