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May 24: Jacqueline Kim reads Ana Menéndez

"Story of a Parrot" by Ana Menéndez, read beautifully by Jacqueline Kim, is about so much more than a parrot—it's a reflection on marriage, prompted by an encounter with a stunning avian visitor.

May 17: Jerry Stiller reads John Sayles

We are so saddened by the passing of New York City icon and comedy legend Jerry Stiller. Stiller was an early supporter of Symphony Space and a frequent reader at Selected Shorts. We’re going to miss his unmatched charisma and incredible talent. For this week’s Sunday Stories, we are honoring him with his laugh-out-loud reading of John Sayles’ short story “At the Anarchists’ Convention.”

May 10: Jerry Zaks reads Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer’s short story “The Sixth Borough,” performed by the masterful Jerry Zaks, reveals the secrets to a forgotten piece of New York City.

April 26: Christina Pickles reads Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton’s short story “Xingu” is a send-up of polite society, an irreverent social investigation centered on one important question: what, exactly, is Xingu? Christina Pickles brings the ladies of Wharton’s Lunch Club to life in this magnificently cheeky reading.

April 19: Charles Keating reads Robertson Davies

For this edition of Sunday Stories, we present "The Cat that Went to Trinity" by Robertson Davies. It is read by the brilliant Charles Keating, who manages to play the roles of both professor and reanimated cat with humor and aplomb.

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