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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,766 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay Allison Narrator: Jay Allison and Friends Publisher: Jay Allison Productions Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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These are public radio stories made in recent months and over many years by acclaimed producer Jay Allison - working together with friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are stories about life as we find it, and record it.

Including...
Family: Women and Children First

  • Concerning Breakfast
  • My Daughter the Trapeze Artist
  • Alone Like a Stone in the New World
    Family: Sons and Brothers
  • Dad's Moving Out
  • My Brother, Tom Jones
  • Dad and Sam
  • Descended from the Holocaust
    Jobs: Women at Work
  • A Pastor's Journal
  • After Labor Day
  • Retiring the Robe
    Jobs: Teaching
  • Educating Esme
    Friendship
  • Baseball, Church, Kids
  • Carolyn: A Portrait of Race in Boston
  • Fire and Ice Cream
  • The Vietnam Tapes of Lance Cpl. Michael Baronowski
    Memory
  • Beginnings
  • Jack Murdurian Sings
  • Jungles of Memory
  • Cypress Knees
  • Ghosts Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kirsten | 2/19/2014

      " If you like desolate, Canadian short stories, I've got a book for you... "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Bev | 2/16/2014

      " I like Alice Munro as a general rule, but I found this book lacked the clever writing I had anticapated, and the stories I got through were humdrum at best, and lacked value (and values). "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol Reid | 2/9/2014

      " I'm a big fan of internationally renowned Canadian writer Alice Munro. This is her 14th collection of short stories. As always, her characters are mysterious, often act surprisingly. General themes include betrayal, abandonment, changes in fortune, resignation. Most of the main characters are women but often the story is about their interaction with men. The last four stories are autobiographical in nature and offer a rare glimpse into her childhood. Munro observes her characters without judgement and "shows without telling." Everything she writes seems to be understated; she is often said "to offer and to withhold". "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/4/2014

      " Deceptively simple, great short stories! "

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