First Sightings
Contemporary Stories of American Youth
John Loughery (Editor)

Twenty powerful stories written by some of our best contemporary fiction writers explore the experience of coming of age in America today. Chosen for their literary excellence and insight, and ordered according to the age of the stories’ protagonists (from three to eighteen), they range across gender, ethnicity, and circumstance.

Authors include Toni Cade Bambara, Michael Chabon, Gish Jen, Carson McCullers, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, John Updike, Alice Walker, and twelve more.

“With its gamut of emotions, issues and real-life situations, this volume provides high quality reading that all Americans can identify with.”
Publishers Weekly

John Loughery teaches English at the Nightengale–Bamford School in New York City. He edited the Persea Anthologies The Eloquent Essay and Into the Widening World.

Paperback / $14.95 (Can $20.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-187-3 / 320 pages / Anthology