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Publisher's Summary

Selected Shorts: Falling in Love presents a collection of stirring tales of love and longing:

  • Rick Bass' "Fires", read by Ted Marcoux
  • Padgett Powell's "The Winnowing of Mrs. Schuping", read by Christina Pickles
  • Laurie Colwin's "The Lone Pilgrim", read by Hope Davis
  • E. Nesbit's "Melisande", read by Jane Curtin
  • Edna O'Brien's "Violets", read by Fionnula Flanagan
  • Maile Meloy's "Travis, B.", read by William Hurt

Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The series originates at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

©2006 The Symphony Space, Inc. (P)2006 The Symphony Space, Inc.

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  • D. Littman
  • 31-05-09

all of the selected shorts series are the best

All of the Selected Shorts packages on Audible are the best. Perfect semi-serious stories to intermingle with the longer works you listen to. And a nice package of podcast-like pieces all collected to together into a single place. I recommend that you download them all, if you have the credits available, and listen to them when you are tired of whatever else you have on your MP3 player. Highly recommended.

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  • nat
  • 12-11-15

Marvelous deep stories, genuine light & humorous!

It was wonderful, easy listening, wanted to last even more. Very authentic, deep, good humored.

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  • Colleen Calvert
  • 18-09-11

Great stories! Wish there were more

Wonderful, witty tales, narrated by some of the best actors around. I just wish there were more...

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  • Teach43
  • 24-05-20

Perfect.

These are lovely little windows into the lives of others.
Wasn’t such a fan of the fairy tale but all wonderful!

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  • lalaliaka
  • 13-11-17

Selected Shorts collections are simply the best!

English is my 2nd language and Selected Shorts have helped me a lot get into the English good story writings. With fantastic performance plus good story helps a lot my understanding and learning. Thank you.