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Discover the year's finest writing, hand-picked by best-selling authors. The Best American series offers something for everyone year-round, from holiday gifts to summer reading. And don't miss our series century classics for Short Stories, Mystery Stories, Essays, and Sports Writing.

The Best American Short Stories® 2005

The Best American Mystery Stories™ 2005

Contributors include: Alice Munro, George Saunders, Tom Perrotta, Joy Williams, and Charles D'Ambrosio

Contributors include: Louise Erdrich, Dennis Lehane, Scott Turow, Laura Lippman, and John Sayles

The Best American Essays® 2005


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005

Contributors include: Jonathan Lethem, Andrea Barrett, Oliver Sacks, Robert Stone, and David Sedaris
Contributors include: Natalie Angier, Jared Diamond, Malcolm Gladwell, Jerome Groopman, and John Horgan

The Best American Travel Writing 2005

The Best American Spiritual Writing 2005

Contributors include: Jim Harrison, Madison Smartt Bell, Pam Houston, Simon Winchester, and John McPhee

Contributors include: Harvey Cox, Mary Gordon, Patricia Hampl, Thomas Lynch, and Bill McKibben

The Best American Sports Writing™ 2005

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005

Contributors include: Thomas McGuane, Pam Belluck, Gary Smith, Steve Coll, and Tom Verducci

Introduction by Beck
Cover art by Tony Millionaire

The Best American Recipes 2005-2006


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