[Reading] ➶ New Stories from the South 2010 ➬ Amy Hempel – Ladybooks.us

New Stories from the South 2010 Over The Past Twenty Five Years, New Stories From The South Has Published The Work Of Now Well Known Writers, Including James Lee Burke, Andre Dubus, Barbara Kingsolver, John Sayles, Joshua Ferris, And Abraham Verghese And Nurtured The Talents Of Many Others, Including Larry Brown, Jill McCorkle, Brock Clarke, Lee Smith, And Daniel Wallace.This Twenty Fifth Volume Reachs Out Beyond The South To One Of The Most Acclaimed Short Story Writers Of Our Day Guest Editor Amy Hempel Admits, I Ve Always Had An Affinity For Writers From The South, And In Her Choices, She S Identified The Most Inventive, Heartbreaking, And Chilling Stories Being Written By Southerners All Across The Country.From The Famous Rick Bass, Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Spencer, Wells Tower, Padgett Powell, Dorothy Allison, Brad Watson To The Finest New Talents, Amy Hempel Has Selected Twenty Five Of The Best, Most Arresting Stories Of The Past Year The 2010 Collection Is Proof Of The Enduring Vitality Of The Short Form And The Vigor Of This Ever Changing Yet Time Honored Series.

[Reading] ➶ New Stories from the South 2010  ➬ Amy Hempel – Ladybooks.us
  • ebook
  • 401 pages
  • New Stories from the South 2010
  • Amy Hempel
  • English
  • 22 June 2018
  • 9781616200237

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➶ New Stories from the South 2010 ➬ Amy Hempel – Ladybooks.us


  1. says:

    This is a fantastic collection of short stories from some of America s most prestigious literary journals and some of it s most talented writers, some famous, some less well known Highly recommended I ll be looking for other editions in the series.


  2. says:

    I read short stories because they are A short and B that s all I can handle at the end of a long fricking day sometimes, OK, Hoss So get off my back NSFTS is a mixed bag there seems to be a lot of misery in this New South located somewhere outside Saginaw, MI, BTW Swamps, miscarriages, arsonists, floods, angry stupid people, angry stupid teenagers, and really poor drivers Like many contemporary short stories, these often go nowhere And what they lack in movement, growth, and evolution is not made up by incisive perceptions These authors present slices of unfamiliar lives in ways that are accessible, but also quite particular to the writer Sometimes, like in Bret Anthony Johnston s Caiman, a five page bang little gem, it s fine But the standing still thing ruins so many others, like Ann Pancake s anybody for flapjacks overly long Arsonists and particularly Tim Gautreaux s Idols, where a fascinating premise typewriter repairman inherits crumbling man...


  3. says:

    If you are not reading this annual publication, there is something seriously wrong with you The beauty of the short story is that it s short you can dip into this volume of great fiction by writers with a Southern connection at will Read the last one first, skip around Whatever Just read and enjoy some of the best writing from 2010 Once you start, you ll find it hard to stop, and yet you ll want to pause to think on what you just read before jumping into the next selection Some stories are gritty, while others are hilarious Most interesting is what each author has to say or not say about the genesis of his or her story I ve been reading this series for several years ...


  4. says:

    Notes for myself not really a review, sorry folks WORTH REREADINGBrad Watson Noon Visitation Danielle Evans Someone Ought to Tell Her There s Nowhere To Go Miley Cyrus, Iraqi vet, mall scheme Megan Mayhew Bergman The Cow That Milked Herself veterinarians, pregnancy Emily Quinlan The Green Belt party gone bad quick, smart Stepehn Marion The Coldest Night of the Twentieth Century prison outbreak, Lysol drunk Padgett Powell Cry For H...


  5. says:

    I loved this collection My favorite short stories were the deep and depressing pieces like Evans Someone Ought To Tell Her There s Nowhere To Go and Pederson s Small and Heavy World One of the lessons I learned while reading these short stories is the importance of character development Especially when writing or reading a short story, the character needs to stand out,to grow, or to fall For exa...


  6. says:

    The entire collection is deserving of a read Other reviews have selected and explained their reasons for highlighting favorite stories and I have one as well.Nightblooming by Kenneth Calhoun deserves extra kudos for his choice of narrator, characters and plot An outsider, with only one thing in common with the group,makes for the perfect narrator He stands aloof fro...


  7. says:

    A solid collection of stories make up the 25th annual version of this anthology Highlights include Kenneth Calhoun s NIGHTBLOOMING Aaron Gwyn s DRIVE, and Megan Mayhew Bergman s THE COW THAT MILKED HERSELF I read this than five years after t...


  8. says:

    adam atlas is good but my god these stories are super sad, super graphic, some gems, but cut you like broken glass the kind that hurts amy hempel, you re one sick puppy, which is a good thing i guess, keep up the good work now i gotta go get a bandaid.


  9. says:

    Zomg yum yum yum I am now officially committed to reading this series every year This is a particularly good collection I try to get rid of books after I have read them, but I will be hanging on to this book.


  10. says:

    Liked this collection than Best American and probably than Pen O Henry several repeats from those anthologies in here Liked Discovered America and This Trembling Earth and Nightblooming And definitely NOT Drive Story stories with nothing to prove.

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