The Best American Short Stories 2019, Anthony Doerr
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The Best American Short Stories 2019

Unabridged: 16 hr 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 10/01/2019


Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. "As soon as you complete a description of what a good story must be, a new example flutters through an open window, lands on your sleeve, and proves your description wrong," writes Anthony Doerr about the task of selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. The year's best stories are a diverse, addictive group exploring everything from America's rich rural culture to its online teen culture to the fragile nature of the therapist-client relationship. This astonishing collection brings together the realistic and dystopic, humor and terror. For Doerr, "with every new artist, we simultaneously refine and expand our understanding of what the form can be." Table of Contents: ANTHONY DOERR. IntrodutionNANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH. The EraKATHLEEN ALCOTT. Natural LightWENDELL BERRY. The Great Interruption: The Story of a Famous Story of Old Port William and How It Ceased To Be Told (1935-1978)JAMEL BRINKLEY. No More Than a BubbleDEBORAH EISENBERG. The Third TowerJULIA ELLIOTT. HellionJEFFREY EUGENIDES. BronzeELLA MARTINSEN GORHAM. ProtozoaNICOLE KRAUSS. Seeing ErshadiURSULA K. LE GUIN. Pity and ShameMANUEL MUÑOZ. Anyone Can Do ItSIGRID NUNEZ. The PlanMARIA REVA. Letter of ApologyKAREN RUSSELL. Black CorfuSAÏD SAYRAFIEZADEH. AuditionALEXIS SCHAITKIN. Natural DisastersJIM SHEPARD. Our Day of GraceMONA SIMPSON. Wrong ObjectJENN ALANDY TRAHAN. They Told Us Not to Say ThisWEIKE WANG. Omakase