Shirley Jackson's Charles
Read by Lois Smith
Laurie's parents are dying to meet the most misbehaved boy in school.
Frank O'Connor's First Confession
Read by Malachy McCourt
A guilt-ridden Irish lad fears his first confession may be his last.
Toure's Solomon's Big Day: A Children's Story
Read by Daniel Alexander Jones
A little boy named Solomon escapes into the magical world of his paintings.
Grace Paley's The Loudest Voice
Read by Linda Lavin
This year's Christmas pageant stars a Jewish girl.
Diane Leslie's A Life of Crime
Read by Jill Eikenberry
Love and passion, Hollywood style, from a girl's-eye-view.
Etgar Keret's Pride and Joy
Read by Robert Sean Leonard
A young man struggles to save his shrinking parents.
Rick Moody's Boys
Read by B. D. Wong
The world of boys.
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it’s a bunch of live performances
and thus not quite an audiobook per se, so it was a bit misleadingly presented, but the stories are good and all but one do relate to family matters. If you don’t mind your own listening experience interrupted by audience laughter and applause then it’s a good little collection. As a book it’s too short, could have included more stories and been twice as long.