Edward P. Jones

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10:08 am
Fri January 11, 2008

New Stories from the South: 2007?The Year's Best

New Stories from the South: 2007?The Year's Best edited by Edward P. Jones

Short story anthologies are stepchildren in the publishing world. First, they are, I think, unfairly associated with the classroom. That's always too bad. And one is more likely to read a collection by an author one already knows and admires, say John Updike or William Gay. People also favor collections that are thematically based?hunting stories or stories set on Cape Cod, or stories about dogs, although there should be a moratorium on those.

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