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The Road Not Taken

HOST: Meg Wolitzer


Host Meg Wolitzer presents stories about journeys—physical and emotional—that end in unexpected places. In “A Woman Driving Alone” by Marie-Helene Bertino, the main character travels a long way to see a friend but seems also to be escaping a challenging moment in her life. The piece was commissioned for Selected Shorts’ anthology Small Odysseys and is read by Amber Tamblyn. In Tom Perrotta’s “Nine Inches,” a teacher drives across town to chaperone a middle-school dance, but almost gets into trouble himself. The story is performed by Santino Fontana.

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