Best American Short Stories 2004

ISBN-10: 0618197354
ISBN-13: 9780618197354
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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Lorrie Moore was born Marie Lorena Moore on January 13, 1957 in Glen Falls, New York. She was nicknamed Lorrie by her parents. She attended St. Lawrence University and won Seventeen magazine's fiction contest. After graduation, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a paralegal for two years. In 1980 she enrolled in Cornell University's M.F.A. program. After graduation from Cornell she was encouraged by a teacher to contact an agent who sold her collection, Self-Help, which was composed of stories from her master's thesis. Lorrie Moore writes about failing relationships and terminal illness. She is the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches creative writing. She has also taught at Cornell University. She has written a children's book entitled The Forgotten Helper. She won the 1998 O. Henry Award for her short story People Like That They Are the Only People Here. In 1999 she was given the Irish Times International Fiction Prize for Birds of America. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006 and in 2010 her novel A Gate at the stairs was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.

Foreword
Introduction
What You Pawn I Will Redeem: from The New Yorker
Tooth and Claw: from The New Yorker
Written in Stone: from Zyzzyva
Accomplice: from The Georgia Review
Screenwriter: from The New Yorker
Breasts: from Tin House
Some Other, Better Otto: from The Yale Review
Grace: from Harper's Magazine
The Tutor: from Granta
A Rich Man: from The New Yorker
Limestone Diner: from Meridian
Intervention: from Ploughshares
Gallatin Canyon: from The New Yorker
Runaway: from The New Yorker
All Saints Day: from Virginia Quarterly Review
What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick? from The New Yorker
Docent: from The Missouri Review
The Walk with Elizanne: from The New Yorker
Mirror Studies: from Zoetrope
What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over in Silence: from Harper's Magazine
Contributors' Notes
100 Other Distinguished Stories of 2003
Editorial Addresses of American and Canadian Magazines Publishing Short Stories

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