The Best American Short Stories 1982 ed. John Gardner & Shannon Ravenel
Introduction - John Gardner
Cathedral - Raymond Carver
Dancing Ducks and Talking Anus - James Ferry
The Courtship of Widow Sobcek - Joanna Higgins
Good Rockin’ Tonight - William Hauptman
Shelter the Pilgrim - Fred Licht
Coach - Mary Robison
Exchange Value - Charles Johnson
K. 590 - Nicholson Baker
The Dolphin Story - Joyce Renwick
The Continental Heart - Lissa McLaughlin
The Cafe de Paris - Roberta Gupta
The Power of Language Is Such That Even a Single Word Taken Truly to Heart Can Change Everything - Alvin Greenberg
The Gift Horse’s Mouth - R. E. Smith
Harmony of the World - Charles Baxter
Coming Over - Edith Milton
The Girl Who Was No Kin to the Marshalls - Anne Hobson Freeman
Prize Tomatoes - Anne F. Rosner
Proud Monster—Sketches - Ian MacMillan
Lamb Says - Roseanne Coggeshall
Theft - Joyce Carol Oates
The Best American Short Stories 1982
I can’t at this time remember which shipment this book was bundled with but I have a feeling it was with a Better World Books order. It is a former library book, and as with previous books from BWB, it is in wonderful condition.
The book is from the Sun Prairie Public Library in Sun Prairie
The circulation history on the overdue card only dates back to June of 1990 – I’m sure it saw higher circulation closer to its release date. It was also affixed with a computer barcode for circulation when the library updated their system so any history after 1996 is a mystery.
Little funny thing I noticed – It was stamped “non-fiction”.
Accident I’m sure.
Concerning Sun Prarie Library, they seem to be a very cool system.
First thing I noticed was their operating hours. Long weekday hours and they are even open on Sundays!
Because of their Flickr page, I was able to take a little tour of the former home of my book (great check-out area with a great looking Blue Cow!).
They are very active on both their social networking accounts and post updates and schedules regularly.
It really looks like The BASS 1982 had a comfortable home, and once again, I thank the forward thinking librarian that decided weed out this book and allow BWB to sell it to me.