100 YEARS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor. Forty stories, from the more than 2000 that were published in previous editions, were selected for the centennial of this annual series. Along with 100 years of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and decade-by-decade analysis, these stories showcase representative moments in literary history. The narrative of American short fiction is told through such works as "The Gay Old Dog" by Edna Ferber, "My Old Man" by Ernest Hemingway, "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Sonny’s Blues" by James Baldwin, "By the River" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Fiesta, 1980" by Junot Diaz, "The Third and Final Continent" by Jhumpa Lahiri, "At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners" by Lauren Groff, and more. Houghton Mifflin. 723 pages. ©2015.