The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story, Edited by John Freeman, Read by Ensemble
50 Years of Collected Short Fiction
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There are many pleasures to discover in this fine anthology of the past 50 years, The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story, performed by some of the most gifted narrators working today. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the diversity and power of the collection, which includes works by Raymond Carver, Stephen King, Grace Paley, Karen Russell, Lauren Groff, and Edwidge Danticat. Some of the finest narrators working today read the stories, including Cassandra Campbell narrating Susan Sontag’s powerful “The Way We Live Now,” which you can hear on the episode.
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