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by | Read by Walter Mosley, Mona Simpson, Jess Row, et. al

Fiction • 4.5 hrs. • Anthology • © 2002

Six gems and one sleeper are packaged into a fine collection befitting the title. Each writer's work is read with clarity and feeling, turning each short story into a masterpiece. Seasoned narrator Oliver Wyman reads E.L Doctorow's "Baby Wilson" with such wry credibility that the listener can actually suspend disbelief with the character and accept that kidnapping wasn't such a bad crime. Lonnie Farmer creates a mystical aura as he reads master storyteller Louise Erdrich's "Shamengwa," a fitting close to a great selection of works. As Mosley explains in his introduction, each piece, while short, is a work of art, and the performances only build on their artistry. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]



Trade Ed. • Houghton Mifflin • 2003

CS ISBN 0618197486 $26.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 0618197524 $30.00 • Four CDs

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