The Best American Short Stories 2020 (Paperback)

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By Heidi Pitlor, Robert Petkoff (Read by), Soneela Nankani (Read by), Peter Ganim (Read by), Curtis Sittenfeld (Read by), Kevin T. Collins (Read by), Brittany Pressley (Read by), Therese Plummer (Read by), Robin Miles (Read by), Gabra Zackman (Read by), Emily Woo Zeller (Read by), Tracey Leigh (Read by), Priya Ayyar (Read by), Rebecca Lowman (Read by), Ilyana Kadushin (Read by), Suzanne Toren (Read by), Cindy Kay (Read by), Ramon De Ocampo (Read by), Michael Crouch (Read by), Robert Fass (Read by), Gary Bennett (Read by)
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Description


“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. “They were windows into emotions I had and hadn’t had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships.” Decades later, Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this year’s edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To read these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation, and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish. 

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2020 INCLUDES T. C. BOYLE • EMMA CLINE • MARY GAITSKILL 

ANDREA LEE • ELIZABETH McCRACKEN • ALEJANDRO PUYANA WILLIAM PEI SHIH • KEVIN WILSON and others

About the Author


HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor for The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

Praise For…


"These 20 masterfully crafted short stories, selected by Sittenfeld, are an incredible entry to the popular series...Outstanding and well worth the read."--Booklist, STARRED review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780358394853
ISBN-10: 0358394856
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Best American