Five Short Stories by Women

  • by Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, Nadine Gordimer, Sandra Cisneros
  • Narrated by Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, Alex Kingston, Rita Moreno
  • 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America's most distinguished female authors.
Joyce Carol Oates' Life after High School takes us to a time in the late 1950s, to South Lebanon High School, and shows us the lives of three people at a time of self-discovery. Read by Sarah Drew.
In The Banks of the Vistula by Rebecca Lee, an ambitious student wants desperately to make her mark in a linguistics class. Read by Emily Bergl. Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, © 2013.
Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros is the story of a woman named Clemencia who remembers her family, her parents' culture, and her affair with a married man. Read by Rita Moreno.
What do you say to someone on their deathbed? In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried by Amy Hempel addresses this question head-on, as a young woman describes her visit to a dying friend. Read by Lynn Collins.
Once Upon a Time by Nadine Gordimer is anything but a fairy tale. It's more of a dystopian fantasy - with overtones of the racial inequality in Gordimer's native South Africa. Read by Alex Kingston.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Way to Discover New Interests

Would you listen to Five Short Stories by Women again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to the stories again because I feel that there are many nuances that are hard to pick up on the first listen.

What did you like best about this story?

Five different authors and totally different stories gave me an opportunity to sample other genres.

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- Anastasia


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better readers would have helped a bit, but I found all of the stories extremely boring. I couldn't wait til it was finished.

Has Five Short Stories by Women turned you off from other books in this genre?


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- Deborah Reback

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2016
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works