Not Happily Ever After08/11/15
Hope Davis introduces three fantasies in which things don’t go as planned. She reads Diane Cook’s “The Mast Year,” in which a lucky woman is besieged by the needy. “The Frog Prince” in Robert Coover’s story, read by Parker Posey, should have stayed in...
David Sedaris introduces two stories about strong feelings. In Michael Cunningham’s powerful ”White Angel,” the bond between two brothers is severed by a tragedy. James Naughton reads. And SELECTED SHORTS late host Isaiah Sheffer has fun with Bernard...
An insomniac rants in Jenny Allen’s “Awake,” read by Jane Kaczmarek; in Ben Loory’s “The TV,” read by Liev Schreiber, a man finds his whole life in prime time; and a routine audit goes over the top in Bruce Jay Friedman’s “The Tax Man,” read by...
Cannolis and Carroll
In Ann Hood’s “The Occasional Pignoli Tart” a mother and daughter dream of life beyond the bakery where they work. Amber Tamblyn reads. And Christopher Lloyd plays all the parts in Lewis Carroll’s “A Mad Tea Party.” Robert Sean Leonard hosts.
Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents food-related fictions, including his own reading of Lydia Davis’s “Letter to a Frozen Peas Manufacturer,” Nora Ephron’s “Serial Monogamy: A Memoir,” read by Mary Kay Place, and an excerpt from Madame Bovary by...
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