The Best American Short Stories 2020 by Heidi Pitlor audiobook

The Best American Short Stories 2020

By  T. C. BoyleEmma ClineKevin Wilson , and various authors
Edited by Curtis Sittenfeld  and Heidi Pitlor
Read by Ramón de Ocampo , Suzanne Toren , and others , with Introduction read by  Curtis Sittenfeld

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“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

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Booklist Pick of Fall's Most Anticipated Audiobooks

“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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
“Sittenfeld herself provides an extensive introduction to the audio collection…The works themselves are skillfully delivered by an assortment of accomplished narrators who maximize the impact…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“These twenty masterfully crafted short stories, selected by Sittenfeld, are an incredible entry to the popular series…Outstanding and well worth the read.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Emma Cline

Author Bio: Emma Cline

Emma Cline is from California. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House and the Paris Review, and she was the recipient of the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for Fiction in 2014.

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Author Bio: Kevin Wilson

Author Bio: Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Family Fang, named a best book of the year by Time, People, Salon, and Esquire. His story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, received an Alex Award from the American Library Association as well as the Shirley Jackson Award. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, and elsewhere. He teaches fiction at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle has published eighteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his novel World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau award for excellence in nature writing. He is a distinguished professor of English at USC.

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Author Bio: various authors

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 16.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English