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Heidi Pitlor

Autor(a) de The Best American Short Stories 2007

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About the Author

Heidi Pitlor is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin and, as of 2007, will be the annual series editor for The Best American Short Stories.

Obras de Heidi Pitlor

The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Series Editor — 831 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Series editor — 574 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Series Editor — 411 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Series Editor — 363 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Series Editor — 362 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Editor — 351 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Editor — 293 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Editor — 281 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Editor — 275 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Series editor — 265 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Editor — 265 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Editor — 226 cópias
The Daylight Marriage (2015) 187 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Series editor — 182 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Series editor — 148 cópias
The Birthdays (2006) 127 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Series editor — 126 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Editor — 94 cópias
Impersonation (2020) 84 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Editor — 52 cópias
Quelques heures à tuer (2017) 2 cópias
[No title] 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



I thought this was just an ok read for me. A family gathering with a lot of underlying issues and three pregnancies, happy and sad. I think the author just tried to push too many things into the stories too fast.
mchwest | outras 11 resenhas | Jun 9, 2024 |
This is a stellar collection! Some of these stories will stay with me for a long time to come.
decaturmamaof2 | outras 2 resenhas | Nov 22, 2023 |
The Best American Short Stories, edited this year by Min Jin Lee, is a wonderful collection that offers an encouraging snapshot of the state of short fiction today. If you like the short form, this will be a welcome addition to your library.

I sometimes have a hard time explaining to friends why I enjoy these annual anthologies, which includes the essay collections as well. I think reading the introduction helped me to better understand my own rationale. I like short stories a lot but often find myself using them as filler in my days. This doesn't mean I don't value them, but I spend a good bit of time reading, and sometimes I don't want to dive back into a longer work, whether a novel or a nonfiction book, because I just don't have the time. Stories, and essays for that matter, are what I turn to. They offer a short fully contained read while also giving me something to think about when I put it down. I look forward to these annual anthologies mainly because I know I miss so much good short fiction and this both offers me twenty to read now and an additional hundred to find. Those searches usually result in my finding new (to me) writers and new publications I can put on my radar for future reading. If you appreciate the form itself as much as the actual plot in a given story, you'll love this, and other, such anthologies.

I found this collection to be a particularly appealing one, it seemed to be more focused on simply finding good stories rather than necessarily being a themed collection. I love themed collections but when I am discovering new writers I am just as interested in the style and this volume offered me a wide range. I think what does tie these together is the contemporary settings, the fact we understand the worlds most of these characters inhabit, even if also a very different part of the world.

Relatable characters you become invested in, situations that might be different from anything you've experienced yet contain elements that we can all appreciate from similar incidents in our own lives. If these elements of short stories appeal to you, and you want to discover new writers, this anthology is for you.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | Sep 6, 2023 |
I found most of these stories a bit boring. The ones I liked were: Malaria, Horned Men, Encounters with Unexpected Animals, Magic Man, and Philanthropy. That’s only 5 of the 20 stories.
CaitlinDaugherty | outras 5 resenhas | Aug 28, 2023 |



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