Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor by John Cheever audiobook

Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor: A Story from The John Cheever Audio Collection

By John Cheever
Read by Meryl Streep , Peter Gallagher , Ben Cheever , and George Plimpton

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The John Cheever Audio Collection

0.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780061968594

Here is the preface to twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates -- with unequaled grace and tenderness -- the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

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Summary

Summary

Here is the preface to twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates -- with unequaled grace and tenderness -- the deepest feelings we have.

As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This remarkable treat for lovers of audiobooks is as tastefully and elegantly packaged as it is performed by a first-class lineup of narrators…The inclusion of Cheever’s readings makes for a deeply personal, resonant finale to a truly superb production.” Publishers Weekly on The John Cheever Audio Collection
“If you’ve ever wished the characters in an Edward Hopper painting would come alive and tell their stories, then don’t miss this luminous recording…John Cheever himself delivers the final two stories—at a breakneck clip but with the intelligence and vitality that shine throughout his work.” AudioFile on The John Cheever Audio Collection
“The real delight in this collection of twelve stories is hearing the tales interpreted by numerous readers…This audio is highly entertaining and recommended.” Booklist (starred review) on The John Cheever Audio Collection

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Author Bio: John Cheever

Author Bio: John Cheever

John Cheever (1912-1982), best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of seventeen. He was the recipient of a 1951 Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of a National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle in 1958, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stories of John Cheever, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award. He died in 1982, at the age of seventy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 0.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English