Oates takes us to a time in the late 1950s, to South Lebanon High School, and shows us the lives of three people at a time of self-discovery.
The Banks of the Vistula
By Rebecca Lee
Read by Emily Bergl
An ambitious student wants desperately to make her mark in a linguistics class. Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ©2013.
Never Marry a Mexican
By Sandra Cisneros
Read by Rita Moreno
The story of a woman named Clemencia who remembers her family, her parent’s culture, and her affair with a married man.*
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried
By Amy Hempel
Read by Lynn Collins
What do you say to someone on their deathbed? Amy Hempel addresses this question head-on, as a young woman describes her visit to a dying friend.
Once Upon a Time
By Nadine Gordimer
Read by Alex Kingston
This is anything but a fairy tale. It’s more of a dystopian fantasy - with overtones of the racial inequality in Gordimer’s native South Africa.
*From WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK. Copyright © 1991 by Sandra Cisneros. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Vintage Books and by Vintage Español as EL ARROYO DE LA LLORONA, translation, © 1996 by Liliana Valenzuela. Available on Random House Audiobook read by the author. By permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York City and Lamy, N.M. All rights reserved.