Selected Shorts: New American Stories
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Selected Shorts: New American Stories

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A diverse selection of stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and then found, this audio CD from the acclaimed Selected Shorts series features works from four of today’s most talented authors: Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Jhumpa Lahiri. A robbery and its dramatic consequences lead a Spokane Indian to rethink his entire life...more
Audio CD, 2 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Symphony Space
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Loretta
I listened to this book while walking. Stunning stories, especially the one by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Jeffrey
"Selected Shorts: New American Stories" is a collection of four short stories by prolific (and non-WASP) modern writers, thus the "new" in the "New American Stories" probably. One could argue that there isn't anything "new" about these stories, only the fact that they're getting recognized, but maybe I'm being unfair to the editors there.

Anyway, in my opinion, three of these stories are fantastic. My least favorite, unfortunately, was the one by Aleksandar Hemon. It just didn't hit with the same...more
James
A collected series of short stories from the NPR radio show, in which actors read the work of talented authors.

Synopses cribbed from Amazon: A robbery and its dramatic consequences lead a Spokane Indian to rethink his entire life in Alexie’s "Breaking and Entering," dynamically performed by B. D. Wong. A young Nigerian woman tackles adventure by taking a Greyhound bus to the end of the line and starting a new life in Hartford in Adichie’s longing-filled story "The Thing Around Your Neck," perfo...more
Bobbi
Four short stories by authors I had never read before: Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri and Alekxandar Hemon. All of these stories were moving, and all interesting and well written. The story by Alexie "Breaking and Entering" (with some similarities to the Trayvon Martin case that it gave me pause... The actors reading the stories did an outstanding job, as they made the stories come alive.
Earline
I loved "Breaking and Entering" and "Hell-Heaven." I'm glad I went outside of my comfort zone I listened to this collection of authors I normally wouldn't have been interested in. I definitely should check out more short stories by Alexie and Lahiri.
Deb
I enjoyed this book. Each story wows interesting and enlightening
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Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and brought up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Brought up in America by a mother who wanted to raise her children to be Indian, she learned about her Bengali heritage from an early age.

Lahiri graduated from South Kingstown High School and later received her B.A. in English literature from Barnard College in 1989. She then received multiple degrees from Boston Un...more
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