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Readers and Writers
Readers and Writers
Short Stories
"Mr. Pope had rigged up a reading light . . . and the horse read far into the night."- From Ed Has His Mind Improved by Walter R. BrooksA boon for booklovers, this set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.Walter R. Brooks' Ed Has His Mind Improvedread by Tony RobertsHow Ed-a talking horse-became a voracious reader of adventure tales and hardboiled detective storiesItalo Calvino's The Adventure of a Readertranslated by William Weaverread by John SheaA man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same timeAdam Haslett's Notes to My Biographerread by Isaiah ShefferA long-lost father reviews his life on a trip to reconnect with his troubled sonEvelyn Waugh's The Man Who Liked Dickensread by Leonard NimoyA dark, vintage Evelyn Waugh tickler about a stranded jungle explorer forced to read Dickens aloudMolly Giles' The Writers' Modelread by Blair BrownWhat does it mean to be a woman? A group of writers study their subject.Ray Bradbury's Exchangeread by Rochelle OliverA young soldier about to ship out pays a final visit to his childhood library.Audrey Niffenegger's The Night Bookmobileread by Christina PicklesAn obsession with a mysterious magical bookmobile.Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio."Tony Roberts brings a waggish sense of fun to Walter Brooks's "Ed Has His Mind Improved,". Isaiah Sheffer is dynamic and funny as a manic-depressive inventor in Adam Haslett's "Notes to My Biographer." ...and the best, as is usual with "Selected Shorts," is quite fine. Spontaneous audience reactions enhance the listening experience." -from AudioFile managine
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