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September Features:

The Best of the Best

A bounty of terrific guest editors and introducers abound in the 2013 Best Americans, including Dave Eggers in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Elizabeth Strout in Best American Short Stories, Cheryl Strayed in Best American Essays, Lisa Scottoline in Best American Mystery Stories, and Elizabeth Gilbert in Best American Travel Writing.

Dave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection. The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction, guest edited by Pultizer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals, guest-edited by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. A best-selling novelist and Edgar Award winner, Lisa Scottoline brings her mastery of the thriller genre as well as her wit and heart to this collection of the must-reads in mysteries. Number-one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Love Story, Elizabeth Gilbert transports readers to far-flung locales with this collection of the year’s lushest and most inspiring travel writing.