The Best American Short Stories 2015

by T.C. Boyle (Editor)

Paper Book, 2015

Status

Available

Publication

Mariner Books, 2015

Description

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

User reviews

LibraryThing member EnidaV
The Best American series is always hit and miss, but this collection is exceptionally good.
LibraryThing member byebyelibrary
I really enjoyed this year's collection. T.C. Boyle's taste in short stories tends to run toward the conventional in structure and the off-beat in character and message. You know it is a great year when you can't narrow down your favorites to a handful and there are no clunkers or head scratchers in the lot.
LibraryThing member bezoar44
What a lot of grim, pain-filled stories - not much humor in this year's edition. All were, not surprisingly, fine and well-crafted stories, but few of them left me feeling upbeat about life. I thought some of the most impressive were Victor Lodato, 'Jack, July', about addiction; Shobha Rao, 'Kavitha and Mustafa', about terrible sectarian strife; and Jess Walter, 'Mr. Voice', which ends up being a really touching appreciation of kindness and love. So, I suppose that, given Walter's entry, the collection at least ends on a positive note.… (more)

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