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Selected Shorts: Readers & Writers

$28.00 $18.11

Selected Shorts: Readers & Writers

$28.00 $18.11

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  • "Mr. Pope had rigged up a reading light . . . and the horse read far into the night." - From "Ed Has His Mind Improved" by Walter R. Brooks
    A boon for book lovers, this CD set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.

    Includes:

    Walter R. Brooks' "Ed Has His Mind Improved"
    performed by Tony Roberts
    How Ed... a talking horse... became a voracious reader of adventure tales and hardboiled detective stories.

    Italo Calvino's "The Adventure of a Reader"
    translated by William Weaver
    performed by John Shea
    A man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same time.

    Adam Haslett's "Notes to My Biographer"
    performed by Isaiah Sheffer
    A long-lost father reviews his life on a trip to reconnect with his troubled son.

    Evelyn Waugh's "The Man Who Liked Dickens"
    performed by Leonard Nimoy
    A dark, vintage Evelyn Waugh tickler about a stranded jungle explorer forced to read Dickens aloud.

    Molly Giles' "The Writers' Model"
    performed by Blair Brown
    What does it mean to be a woman? A group of writers study their subject.

    Ray Bradbury's "Exchange"
    performed by Rochelle Oliver
    A young soldier about to ship out pays a final visit to his childhood library.

    Audrey Niffenegger's "The Night Bookmobile"
    performed by Christina Pickles
    An obsession with a mysterious magical bookmobile.

  • ISBN-13: 978-1934033081

    Format: CD

    Publisher: Symphony Space