The Editor's Choice IV

George E. Murphy, Editor Bantam Books $17.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-553-05241-1
For readers without the time to page through the 18 magazines represented here, this anthology is an excellent selection of the year's short stories. Gail Galloway Adams describes a girl's crush on her charming brother-in-law, a bantamweight redneck with the ""Inside Dope.'' In Mary Gordon's ``The Dancing Party,'' a contemporary social roundelay is sketched with the jaunty rhythm and sad undertone of a Gershwin song. A young woman tries to make sense of her threatening, chaotic city in Amy Herrick's ``In the Air, Over Our Heads.'' Tim O'Brien takes us to Vietnam for his elegiac litany of foot soldiers and ``The Things They Carried.'' Also included: works by Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Thomas McGuane, Sue Miller and Elizabeth Tallent. (January)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1987
Release date: 12/01/1987
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