Top positive review
Outstanding edition this year! Well done Mr. Boyle!
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2015
I've been reading this series, this annual collection for years and this edition is outstanding. T.C. Boyle has selected a wonderful set of stories. Normally I find only a handful of outstanding stories each year but this time at least half the selections are outstanding for me. Some of course are available on line from the original publication, but definitely/easily/wonderfully worth the price. My favorites:
The Siege at Whale Cay by Meghan Mayhey Bergman
Moving on by Diane Cook
Bride by Julia Elliott
The Fugue by Arna Bontemps Hemenway
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Sh'khol by Colum McCann
Madame Lazarus by Maile Meloy
North by Aria Beth Sloss
Unsafe at Any Speed by Laura Lee Smith
and the final killer story which I would have accused Mr Boyle of ending with on purpose despite the fact they are alphabetical by author:
Mr. Voice by Jess Walter
Mr. Voice and Sh'khol are my top two picks here.
Wonderful, wonderful stories!