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Forgiving and Forgetting



Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents stories about transgressions, misunderstandings, and betrayal. “Initials Etched on a Dining Room Table, Lockeport, Nova Scotia” call up a host of memories in this story by Peter Orner, performed by Maulik Pancholy. In “Ollie’s Back” by Lynn Sloan, performed by Nate Corddry, a chef down on his luck gets a new start—but the price might be too high. The story was read at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and is part of Sloan’s collection This Far Isn’t Far Enough. And Nigerian parents disagree about the raising of a lively daughter, in “Light” by Lesley NnekaArimah, performed by Crystal Dickinson. The story was read as part of a 25th anniversary celebration of Riverhead Books, and was originally published in Granta.

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