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Best American Short Stories 1999, The - Selected from U.S. & Canadian Magazines

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Best American Short Stories 1999, The - Selected from U.S. & Canadian Magazines
Category: Novels & Comics
Sub Category: Novels
Author: Amy Tan, Katrina Kenison
Publish Year: 1999
Pages: 410
Dimensions: 5.5x8.25x1.25"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148339364
Type: Novel - Softcover


In choosing 1999's best American short stories, guest editor Amy Tan found herself drawn to fiction that satisfied her appetite for the magic and mystery she once loved as a child, when she was addicted to fairy tales. The result is a vibrant collection in which truth and fantasy coexist in new works by writers such as Rick Bass, Annie Proulx, Lorrie Moore, and Pam Houston, as well as in startlingly accomplished stories by new writers. The Best American Short Stories is the only volume that annually offers the finest works chosen by a distinguished best-selling author.


  • Hermit's Story by Rick Bass
  • Sun, the Moon, the Stars by Junot DiĀ“az
  • Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter by Chitra Divakaruni
  • Kansas by Stephen Dobyns
  • Tumblers by Nathan Englander
  • Piano Tuner by Tim Gautreaux
  • Uncharted Heart by Melissa Hardy
  • The 5:22 by George Harrar
  • Islands by A. Hemon
  • Best Girlfriend You Never Had by Pam Houston
  • In the Kindergarten by Ha Jin
  • Marry the One Who Gets There First by Heidi Julavits
  • Live Life King-Sized by Hester Kaplan
  • Africans by Sheilia Kohler
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Real estate by Lorrie Moore
  • Save the Reaper by Alice Munro
  • Bunchgrass Edge of the World by Annie Proulx
  • Robbers of Karnataka by James Spencer
  • Good Shopkeeper by Samrat Upadhyay
  • Rest of Her Life by Steve Yarbrough