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Pitlor, Heidi

Overview
Works: 43 works in 177 publications in 3 languages and 16,933 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Short stories, American  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Periodicals  Short stories, Canadian  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Narrator, Compiler, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: PS659.2, 813.010806
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Heidi Pitlor
 
Most widely held works by Heidi Pitlor
The best American short stories( )

in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the Yearbook of the American short story
The daylight marriage : a novel by Heidi Pitlor( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the years, Lovell and Hannah's conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires. She has become withdrawn. His work affords him a convenient distraction. And then, after one explosive argument, Hannah vanishes. For the first time, Lovell is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory. As he tries to piece together what happened to his wife--and to their life together--readers follow Hannah on that single day when a hasty decision proves irrevocable"--Dust jacket flap
100 years of The best American short stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects forty short stories published between 1915 and 2015, from writers that include Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, and Alice Munro that exemplify their era and stand the test of time --
The best American short stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories, 2007( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wonderfully eclectic, The Best American Short Stories 2007 collects stories by writers of undeniable talent, both newcomers and favorites. These stories examine the turning points in life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves. In T. C. Boyle's heartbreaking "Balto," a thirteen-year-old girl provides devastating courtroom testimony in her father's trial. Aryn Kyle's charming story "Allegiance" shows a young girl caught between her despairing British mother and motherly American father. In "The Bris," Eileen Pollack brilliantly writes of a son struggling to fulfill his filial obligations, even when they require a breach of morality and religion. Kate Walbert's stunning "Do Something" portrays one mother's impassioned and revolutionary refusal to accept her son's death. And in Richard Russo's graceful "Horseman," an English professor comes to understand that plagiarism reveals more about a student than original work can." -- Publisher's description
The best American short stories, 2013 by Elizabeth Strout( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories 2016( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Nigerian boy's friendship with his family's former houseboy to a sweatshop girl's experience as a sister wife, from love and murder on the frontier to a meltdown in academe, these stories have the economy and power to "break hearts bones vanities and cages."
The best American short stories, 2008 by Salman Rushdie( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Stories 2008 gathers an array of inventive and unforgettable stories. Favorite and newcomer writers explore contemporary topics such as cloning, literary envy, cults, and teenage sex, as well as timeless subjects: love, sibling rivalry, immigration, and religion. In Kevin Brockmeier's stunning The Year of Silence, an unnamed city must face the absence of all sound, followed by an excess of noise. Katie Chase's bold and unsettling story, Man and Wife, her first one published, brings to life an arranged marriage between a nine-year-old and a grown man. In A. M. Homes's May We Be Forgiven, two brothers' rivalry undoes their marriages and eventually their lives. Nicole Krauss writes of an inherited desk that comes to represent the burden of memory for a poet in her beautiful story, From the Desk of Daniel Varsky. And Stephen Millhauser's ingenious The Wizard of West Orange\ imagines Edison and his colleagues inventing machines dedicated to the sense of touch. In his introduction, Salman Rushdie writes, "Some of these stories are immense, the so-called grand narratives of nation, race, and faith, and others are small: family stories, and stories of elective affinities, of the friends we choose, the places we know, and the people we love; but we all live in and with and by stories, every day, whoever and wherever we are." The cultural relevance and intellectual potential of the short story are on display in this year's volume of the best-selling collection
It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art by Richard Russo( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors--including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child--with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen"--
The best American short stories 2010( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year's collection boasts a satisfying "chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative" (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America's oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of "enduring quality" (Chicago Tribune) this year." -- Publisher's website
The Best American short stories 2018 by Roxane Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The Best American Short Stories 2017 by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories 2009( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of American short stories, originally published in 2008 and selected by editor Alice Sebold, including work by writers such as Joseph Epstein, Alice Fulton, and Kevin Moffett
The best American short stories 2015( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories 2012 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Perrotta explains in his introduction that "all of [these stories] took me somewhere I didn't expect to go, and jolted me into that state of heightened awareness and emotional receptivity that's one of the great rewards of reading good fiction." The characters in these stories seek to discover something lacking in their life. Their stories take sharp and surprising turns and often reach dazzling conclusions. In Nathan Englander's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," a playful discussion between two married couples veers into darker territory, exposing a secret that might have been better left unspoken. Taiye Selasi writes a portrait of a motherless girl on the cusp of pubescence in Africa, where womanhood may not be something to be celebrated. "What's Important is Feeling: by Adam Wilson gives us a window onto a movie set where the narrator aches for something cinematic to happen in his life. Roxane Gay's "North Country" introduces us to an unlikely couple who circle each other in a wary dance of approach and avoidance. An unexpected visitor with a brown glass bottle kicks off a wonderfully strange fable about how we look at ourselves in Steven Millhauser's "Miracle Polish." Full of clear, idiosyncratic voices and intriguing points of view, this multifaceted collection will reward readers. And, as Perrotta unapologetically states, "By any standard, this year's batch of stories is pretty damn good."
The birthdays : a novel by Heidi Pitlor( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuniting to celebrate their father's seventy-fifth birthday, the Miller siblings, each of whom is expecting first children of their own, struggle with difficult life challenges, from the eldest's confinement in a wheelchair after a devastating accident, to the middle son's anticipation of twins, to the pregnant youngest daughter's single status
The best American short stories 2019 by Anthony Doerr( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of 2019, from a variety of acclaimed sources
The best American short stories 2020 by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,' recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. 'They were windows into emotions I had and hadn't had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships.' Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this year's edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To read these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation, and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish"--Provided by publisher
Impersonation : a novel by Heidi Pitlor( Book )

7 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allie Lang is a professional ghostwriter and a perpetually broke single mother to a young boy. Years of navigating her own and America's cultural definitions of motherhood have left her a lapsed idealist. Lana Breban is a powerhouse lawyer, economist, and advocate for women's rights with designs on elected office. She also has a son. Lana and her staff have decided she needs help softening her public image and that a memoir about her life as a mother will help. When Allie lands the job as Lana's ghostwriter, it seems as if things will finally go Allie's way. At last, she thinks, there will be enough money not just to pay her bills but to actually buy a house. After years of working as a ghostwriter for other celebrities, Allie believes she knows the drill: she has learned how to inhabit the lives of others and tell their stories better than they can. But this time, everything becomes more complicated. Allie's childcare arrangements unravel; she falls behind on her rent; her subject, Lana, is better at critiquing than actually providing material; and Allie's boyfriend decides to go on a road trip toward self-discovery. But as a writer for hire, Allie has gotten too used to being accommodating. At what point will she speak up for all that she deserves?"--Provided by publisher
 
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