Hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families... many depicted from a kid's-eye-view... are the theme for this compilation. Being part of a family is often trying, and stranger than any fiction, but never dull and always worth it in the end. Join these very different families as they face the shrinking of parents, the preemptive guilt of First Confession, the secret worlds of children, and more!

Included are:

  • Shirley Jackson's Charles
    Read by Lois Smith
    Laurie's parents are dying to meet the most misbehaved boy in school.
  • Frank O'Connor's First Confession
    Read by Malachy McCourt
    A guilt-ridden Irish lad fears his first confession may be his last.
  • Toure's Solomon's Big Day: A Children's Story
    Read by Daniel Alexander Jones
    A little boy named Solomon escapes into the magical world of his paintings.
  • Grace Paley's The Loudest Voice
    Read by Linda Lavin
    This year's Christmas pageant stars a Jewish girl.
  • Diane Leslie's A Life of Crime
    Read by Jill Eikenberry
    Love and passion, Hollywood style, from a girl's-eye-view.
  • Etgar Keret's Pride and Joy
    Read by Robert Sean Leonard
    A young man struggles to save his shrinking parents.
  • Rick Moody's Boys
    Read by B. D. Wong
    The world of boys.

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