Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Published by Mariner
416p, b&w with 2 color segments, softcover, 5.5"x8"
Much like its comics counterpart, Best American Nonrequired presents a bundle of interesting things and renders them relatively impotent with the word "Best". Sad but true. Somebody please step up get these series out of their holding patterns?
Not-too-bad to downright good work from:
Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Nora Krug, Julie Otsuka, Eric Puchner, George Saunders, Adrian Tomine, Jess Walter, and others