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“The Shell Collector,” from The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr,
copyright © 2002 by Anthony Doerr. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, an imprint of
Simon and Schuster Adult Publishing Group.
“The Boy Who Talked with Animals,” from The Best of Roald Dahl
by Roald Dahl, copyright © 1990 by Roald Dahl. Reprinted by permission of Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
“Live Life King-Sized,” from The Edge of Marriage by Hester Kaplan, copyright ©
1998 by Hester Kaplan. Reprinted by permission of the University of Georgia Press.
“The Cove,” from Women in Their Beds by Gina Berriault, copyright © 1996 by Gina Berriault.
Reprinted by permission of Russell & Volkening as agents of the author.
“The Royal Palms,” from Sam the Cat and Other Stories
by Matthew Klam, copyright © 2000 by Matthew Klam. Reprinted by permission of Random House, Inc.
“The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” from Leaf Storm and Other Stories
by Gabriel García Márquez, copyright © 1971 by Gabriel García Márquez. Reprinted by permission of
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“Under the Pitons,” from Bear and his Daughter
by Robert Stone, copyright © 1997 by Robert Stone. Reprinted by permission of Donadio & Olsen, Inc.
“The Ocean,” by Frederick Reiken.
First published in The New Yorker, September 9, 2002, copyright © 2002 by Frederick Reiken. Reprinted by permission of the author.
“The Hotel,” from The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories
by Isaac Bashevis Singer, copyright © 1988 by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.
“Air Mail,” by Jeffrey Eugenides. First published in The Yale Review, copyright © 1996 by Jeffrey Eugenides. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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