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The Best American Essays 2011



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Edited by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I Am Dying,this classic collection of essays showcases the year's best.

Author Biography

Edwidge Danticat, editor, is the author of several books, including Brother, I'm Dying, a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Her most recent book is Create Dangerously, a collection of essays.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Confessions of an Anthologistp. xi
Introductionp. xvii
Buddy Ebsenp. 1
Port-au-Prince: The Momentp. 5
What Broke My Father's Heartp. 12
Auscultationp. 25
After the Icep. 31
Bedsp. 42
Grievingp. 59
A-LOCp. 68
Topic of Cancerp. 85
Chapelsp. 90
Long Distancep. 97
What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?p. 107
Magical Dinnersp. 126
What Really Happenedp. 137
Rude Am I in My Speechp. 141
Lucky Girlp. 147
There Are Things Awry Herep. 155
Patientp. 165
Pearl, Upwardp. 180
Generation Why?p. 185
Travels with My Exp. 200
A Personal Essay by a Personal Essayp. 210
Unpreparedp. 213
The Washingp. 218
Contributors' Notesp. 227
Notable Essays of 2010p. 233
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