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4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley Jackson Narrator: Lois Smith, Malachy McCourt, Daniel Alexander Jones, Linda Lavin, Jill Eikenberry, Robert Sean Leonard, B. D. Wong Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families, many depicted from a kid's-eye-view, are the theme for this compilation. Being part of a family is often trying, and stranger than any fiction, but never dull and always worth it in the end. Join these very different families as they face the shrinking of parents, the pre-emptive guilt of First Confession, the secret worlds of children, and more!

Included are:

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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About the Author
Author Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson (1916–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.