Short Story Anthologies

The Seattle Times has a brief review of this year’s O. Henry and Best American Short Stories. The reviewer seemed to like O. Henry (I thought the selections were uneven.) She also complained that BASS has a story by Mary Yukari Waters and says that “both this story and last year’s selection were set in Japan, with similar themes.” That’s like complaining that a Flannery O’Connor story is set in the South.