Table of contents for 12 short stories and their making / edited, with an introduction by Paul Mandelbaum.

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Introduction		000
I. Character
"The Hoaxer" Walter Kirn	000
Walter Kirn discusses "The Hoaxer," character, and the truth about Santa Claus	
"Prowler" Elizabeth Tallent		000 
Elizabeth Tallent discusses "Prowler," character, and a fork in the road		000
II. Plot
"The Story of My Life" Kim Edwards 		000
Kim Edwards discusses "The Story of My Life," plot, and the ripple of events	
"A Record as Long as Your Arm" George Garrett		000
George Garrett discusses "A Record as Long as Your Arm," plot, and the angel he must 
wrestle		000
III. Point of View / Voice
"China" Charles Johnson		000
Charles Johnson discusses "China,"point of view and voice, and Alpha Narratives	
"Condolences to Every One of Us" Allan Gurganus		000
Allan Gurganus discusses "Condolences To Every One of Us," point of view and voice, 
and the comedy of disaster		000
IV. Setting
"Sur" Ursula K. Le Guin 		000
Ursula K. Le Guin discusses "Sur," setting, and a place of remote and terrible beauty	
"The Third and Final Continent" Jhumpa Lahiri 		000
Jhumpa Lahiri discusses "The Third and Final Continent," setting, Corn Flakes, and the 
"perfect lady"		000
V. Structure
"Dream Children" Gail Godwin		000
Gail Godwin discusses "Dream Children," structure, and her favorite ghost stories	
"Smorgasbord" Tobias Wolff		000
Tobias Wolff discusses "Smorgasbord," structure, and consequences		000
VI. Theme
"Rich" Ellen Gilchrist		000
Ellen Gilchrist discusses "Rich," theme, imagery, and learning from Huckleberry Finn	
"Never Marry a Mexican" Sandra Cisneros		000
Sandra Cisneros discusses "Never Marry a Mexican," theme, imagery, and 
symbolism; and exploring the heart's darkness		000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Short stories, American.
Short story -- Authorship.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.