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Coming and Going: Best American Short Stories


Coming And Going

Each year Selected Shorts partners with the distinguished fiction anthology The Best American Short Stories. We feature three of the picks from 2016 on this show.


Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three works from The Best American Short Stories 2016. An American student meets her Ethiopian relatives in "The Suitcase," by Meron Hadero, read by Renée Elise Goldsberry. A young boy sees something unbelievable in Daniel O'Malley's "The Bridge," read by Joan Allen. And an endangered parrot pleads for compassion in "The Great Silence," by Ted Chiang, read by Elizabeth Rodriguez.

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