The Best American Short Stories 1999

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The Best American Short Stories 1999, a volume in The Best American Short Stories series, was edited by Katrina Kennison and by guest editor Amy Tan.[1][2]

Short stories included[edit]

Author Story Source
Rick Bass "The Hermit's Story" The Paris Review
Junot Diaz "The Sun, the Moon, the Stars" The New Yorker
Chitra Divakaruni "Mrs. Dutta Writes A Letter" The Atlantic Monthly
Stephen Dobyns "Kansas" Clackamas Literary Review
Nathan Englander "The Tumblers" American Short Fiction
Tim Gautreaux "The Piano Tuner" Harper's Magazine
Melissa Hardy "The Uncharted Heart" Ontario Review
George Harrar "The 5:22" Story Magazine
A. Hemon "Islands" Ploughshares
Pam Houston "The Best Girlfriend You Never Had" Other Voices
Ha Jin "In the Kindergarten" Five Points
Heidi Julavits "Marry the One Who Gets There First" Esquire
Hester Kaplan "Live Life King-Sized" Press
Sheila Kohler "Africans" Story
Jhumpa Lahiri "Interpreter of Maladies" AGNI
Lorrie Moore "Real Estate" The New Yorker
Alice Munro "Save the Reaper" The New Yorker
Annie Proulx "The Bunchgrass at the Edge of the World" The New Yorker
James Spencer "The Robbers of Karnataka" The Gettysburg Review
Samrat Upadhyay "The Good Shopkeeper" Manoa
Steve Yarbrough "The Rest of Her Life" The Missouri Review


  1. ^ Kennison, Katrina and Tan, Amy(editors), The Best American Short Stories 1999, New York, 1999.
  2. ^ Amy Tan Steps Over the Dead White Male in Her Choices, Charlotte Observer, Nov. 21, 1999