A wonderfully diverse collection, this year's Best American Short Stories 2001 travels from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from the Jersey shores to Wales, considering the biggest issues: love, war, health, success. Edited by the critically acclaimed, best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, The Best American Short Stories 2001 includes selections by Rick Moody, Ha Jin, Alice Munro, John Updike, and others. Highliting exciting new voices as well as established masters of the form, this year's collection is a testament to the good health of contemporary short fiction in this country.
This year’s Best American Short Stories is edited by the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, whose latest book is Prodigal Summer. Kingsolver’s selections for The Best American Short Stories 2001 showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike. Reading these stories was both a distraction from and an anchor to the complexities of my life my pleasure, my companionship, my salvation. I hope they will be yours.” Barbara Kingsolver