The Best American Short Stories 2012
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Each year, dozens of the publishing industry's most dazzling art and photography titles pile up in my home; almost all of them are worthy candidates for this list and welcome additions to any bookshelf. And yet, the year-end package I most look forward to receiving holds only a handful of paperbacks — books I, paradoxically, never thought to suggest for giving until now.
Published annually by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt since 1915, the Best American series packs so much greatness into