The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

I wish I knew earlier on in some stories that I should stop reading them. But overall, Ben Marcus has a great eye for American short story. This collections features some of the best I’ve read in the contemporary era. But few as good as the most recent short story by the editor himself, Ben Marcus. “Cold Little Bird” in the New Yorker in fall 2015 was among the best short stories I’ve ever read. It is also among the most American.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/10/19/cold-little-bird?currentPage=all