Selected Shorts: Family Follies

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Recorded live at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and at venues across the United States, these audio anthologies feature short stories from the Selected Shorts program that airs nationwide. More than 300,000 listeners tune in to this offering weekly to hear some of their favorite tales read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors.
 
 
Hilarious and colorful episodes in the ...

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Overview

Recorded live at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City and at venues across the United States, these audio anthologies feature short stories from the Selected Shorts program that airs nationwide. More than 300,000 listeners tune in to this offering weekly to hear some of their favorite tales read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors.
 
 
Hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families—many depicted from a kid’s-eye-view—are the theme for this compilation. They include, Shirley Jackson’s "Charles" read by Lois Smith, Etgar Keret’s "Pride and Joy" read by Robert Sean Leonard, Diane Leslie’s "A Life of Crime" read by Jill Eikenberry, Rick Moody’s "Boys" read by B. D. Wong, Frank O’Connor’s "First Confession" read by Malachy McCourt, Grace Paley’s "The Loudest Voice" read by Linda Lavin, and Touré’s "Solomon’s Big Day: A Children’s Story" read by Daniel Alexander Jones.

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Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. This organization reaches audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and—through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, podcasts, and touring—the nation.

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