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American Studies

American Studies

2003 ·
·3.91·190 Ratings ·320 Pages
“ Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ” ― Rumi
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  • The Best American Essays 2004

    2004·
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    Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and
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    1997·
    ·3.98·219 Ratings
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    2010·
    ·3.59·257 Ratings
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    2011·
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