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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.



July 14th, 2016

Episode 98 of 115 episodes

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four works about love and friendship. In William Goyen's "The Texas Principessa," read by Doris Roberts, a good friend leaves a stunning legacy. Jackie Hoffman reads an excerpt about a jilted lover from David Rakoff's final work, "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish." A young couple have an idyllic day on the river in Rick Bass's "The Canoeists," read by Neil Patrick Harris. And Bill Irwin and John Lithgow read Edward Lear’s classic poem “The Owl and the Pussycat.”

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