The Complete Stories was voted the Best of the National Book Awards Fiction for the 60th anniversary of the National Book Awards. The Complete Stories was published posthumously (twelve of the thirty-nine stories had never been published in book form previously) and won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1972.
Conveniently enough "Literature by Women" at the Barnes and Noble Book Clubs will be reading Flannery O'Connor's The Complete Stories throughout December and January. Hooray! Yours truly is moderating.
I also plan to read Brad Gooch's O'Connor biography - it's been hanging around the house.