"When I first saw New York I was twenty, and it was summertime and I got off a DC-7 at the old Idlewild temporary terminal in a new dress..." - From Goodbye to All That by Joan Didion
Hilarity, suspense and high drama are offered up in this new mix of tales of travel to locales familiar and exotic. Take a trip in a time machine with Madame Bovary, join a father and son on a sailing voyage that goes dangerously awry, retreat to a country estate with the most eccentric hosts imaginable, and more!
N.M. Kelby's Jubilation Florida
read by Joanne Woodward
An unconventional affair that begins at a convention.
Max Steele's The Hat of My Mother
read by Paul Hecht
Nadine Gordimer's The Ultimate Safari
read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
Crossing Krueger Park... with a family of refugees.
Joan Didion's Goodbye to All That
read by Mia Dillon
Why Joan Didion left New York.
Jason Brown's The Afternoon of the Sassanoa
read by Bradley Whitford
A father and son sailing trip runs into trouble.
Ring Lardner's Liberty Hall
read by Christina Pickles
A weekend with friends in the country goes wonderfully awry.
Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.
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