Search Results: "Laura Furman"


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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2006 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"In short: a must-have collection."
An outstanding edition from a perennial pushing into its ninth decade. Read full book review >

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THE PEN/O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2011 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"As Minot observes, there are 'three strategies for survival.' We know two of them, fight or flight. As for the third—well, about that this well-chosen selection has much to say."
Twenty pieces of powerhouse short fiction. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2008 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"A little too heavy on selections from the likes of the New Yorker and Harpers. Still, an invaluable resource for students and aficionados of short fiction."
The latest edition of this storied anthology covers the gamut of contemporary issues and universal human preoccupations from a multinational point of view. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2016 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An unfailingly well-chosen collection, though one looks forward to more new voices in volumes to come."
Latest installment of the state-of-the-art form annual prize volume, closing in on its first century. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2014 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A must-have collection for writers and readers alike: for readers because of the high-quality prose, and for writers because of the trade secrets tucked away in the commentaries."
Another winning installment of the nearly century-old prize volume. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2005 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"In all, a first-rate sampler of the best from the little magazines (The Georgia Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Oxford American, Zoeotrope, Granta) as well as the more commercial (The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly)."
Furman and guest editors Christina Garcia, Ann Patchett, and Richard Russo have put together a stellar group of 20 for the anthology's 85th outing. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2017 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Essential, as ever, for students and budding practitioners of the short story form."
The venerable annual honors volume approaches its centenary but shows no signs of tiring out. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2015 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"What makes a short story tick? This collection doesn't offer a definitive curriculum, but it does contain plenty of good case studies."
Latest installment of the esteemed annual award volume, with some sterling examples of short fiction winningly—in all senses—executed. Read full book review >

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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2013 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"There aren't many surprises in the collection, but there are no disappointments, either. Essential for students of contemporary fiction."
The esteemed literary award volume returns for another installment, full, as ever, of exemplary short fiction. Read full book review >

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THE PEN/O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2012 by Laura Furman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"Overall a strong and welcome collection, though readers on a limited anthology budget will find the annual edition of the Pushcart Prize to offer more bang for the buck."
Latest edition of the annual short-fiction prize volume, of more consistently high quality than several other volumes of recent vintage. Read full book review >