Short Stories 2012 | Wyatt’s World

The Best American Short Stories 2012 (Houghton Harcourt. ISBN 9780547242101), as selected by Tom Perrotta, has just been published and with it comes a reminder that the shorter forms of fiction offer lengthy rewards. Here are five recent collections that prove the point.

  • This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
    (Riverhead: Penguin Group)
  • Astray by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)
  • Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner)
  • Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro (Knopf)
  • Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins (Riverhead)
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  1. Lillian Dabney says:

    I would recommend short stories by Andrew Porter (The Theory of Light and Matter), Etgar Karet, and Nathan Englander from Israel (The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and For The Relief of Unbearable Urges)
    They are all wonderful!!!