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Lots of Laughs!

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story

by Nicholson Baker Author · John Updike Author


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Our most popular volume! Over three hours of stories to tickle your funny bone.

Nicholson Baker's Subsoil

read by Thomas Gibson

A darkly comic thriller about a tractor historian besieged by man-eating potatoes.

John Updike's Farrell's Caddie

read by Charles Keating

An American golfer gets more than golfing tips from his Scottish caddie.

David Schickler's Jamaica

read by Isaiah Sheffer

A man with his head stuck between the banisters has no choice but to listen in on his wife's "Gorgon Book Club."

Neil Gaiman's Chivalry

read by Christina Pickles

A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale.

Leonard Michaels' Nachman from Los Angeles

read by David Rakoff

A wonderfully silly tale of misadventure on a college campus.

Ron Carlson's On the U.S.S. Fortitude

read by Laura Esterman

A decommissioned aircraft carrier becomes home for a single welfare mother and her children in this zany story.

Etgar Keret's Fatso

read by John Guare

An offbeat romance with a very comic nightly ritual.

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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Symphony Space, Inc
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Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story


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Author :
Etgar Keret
Actor :
Isaiah Sheffer
Actor :
Charles Keating
Author :
Neil Gaiman
Author :
John Updike
Author :
David Schickler
Author :
Nicholson Baker
Author :
Leonard Michaels
Author :
Ron Carlson
Actor :
David Rakoff
Actor :
Christina Pickles
Actor :
Thomas Gibson
Actor :
John Guare
Actor :
Laura Esterman
Lots of Laughs!
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