The Best American Short Stories 2009 by Alice Sebold
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
So not my thing, and maybe I'm in a ridiculously picky mood, but I wasn't impressed by anything I read in here. I got kind of excited as I moved toward the end of the collection and spotted stories by Jill McCorkle and Annie Proulx. I was also impressed by Alex Rose's writing in his story, "Ostracon" from Ploughshares, but none of the stories grabbed me the way stories from other collections have.
As I read through this collection, I started wondering, Have I been corrupted by reading all that YA fiction? Do I hate adult short stories now? Then, I realized, that's not true at all. Some of my favorite pieces of writing are short stories.
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