Books by Heidi Pitlor

Heidi Pitlor's fiction has been published in Ploughshares. She is a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin and lives outside of Boston.


THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE by Heidi Pitlor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A technically accomplished but largely downbeat tale of miserable people learning life lessons late."
A wife and mother goes missing, and a family is forced to reassess both the past and the future. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2014 by Jennifer Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Intelligently chosen; essential for students and aspiring writers of fiction as a kind of state-of-the-art (or at least state-of-the-trend) snapshot, with a few standouts."
The latest installment in a venerable series whose origin stretches back a full century. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2012 by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A selection that should please readers who love the traditional pleasures of storytelling, through voices that are thoroughly contemporary."
A typically strong selection, though this year's offerings are less international in setting and more often realistic than in some recent years. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2010 by Richard Russo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Any reader will likely discover a new favorite writer here, or more."
Even by the consistently high standards of the venerable annual, this one's a treat. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2009 by Alice Sebold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"As worthwhile as ever—any reader will discover some new favorites here."
This year's edition of the well-known anthology engages the world. Read full book review >