Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South
Best-selling novelist Anne Tyler has selected twenty of her favorite stories from the ten volumes of Shannon Ravenel's annual anthology, NEW STORIES ... Show synopsis Best-selling novelist Anne Tyler has selected twenty of her favorite stories from the ten volumes of Shannon Ravenel's annual anthology, NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. It's a provocative collection that any serious fan of American short fiction will want to take home. She has made her choices from the 163 stories in the decade-old series and offers up a delectable menu of storytellers at all stages of reputation. At least half are writers admired and beloved for many years by connoisseurs of contemporary fiction. The other half are split between up-and-comers and just-discovereds. NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH has been called "must reading for devotees of Southern literature" (Atlanta Journal Constitution) and "maybe the best short story anthology around" (Kirkus Reviews). By inviting Anne Tyler to choose and introduce her favorites from NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH,1986-1995, the series celebrates its first decade with fanfare and colors flying--not to mention the literary fireworks of twenty great short stories. Selected and introduced by Anne Tyler.