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Fragile Families


Fragile Familes

Guest host David Strathairn presents three stories about families.


First, a lifetime goes by in minutes in Kelly Cherry’s “The Parents,” read by Kaneza Schaal. A father and son grieve differently after the death of a wife and mother in our second story, Tom Barbash’s “The Women,” read by Michael Imperioli. In our last story, Annie Proulx’s “The Garlic War,” it’s a battle of wills in the kitchen voiced by reader Shohreh Aghdashloo.

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