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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!

Shirley Jackson's "Charles"
performed by Lois Smith
Laurie's parents are dying to meet the most misbehaved boy in school.

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Frank O'Connor's "First Confession"
performed by Malachy McCourt
A guilt-ridden Irish lad fears his first confession may be his last.

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Toure's Solomon's Big Day: A Children's Story"
performed by Daniel Alexander Jones
A little boy named Solomon escapes into the magical world of his paintings.

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Grace Paley's "The Loudest Voice"
performed by Linda Lavin
This year's Christmas pageant stars a Jewish girl.

Diane Leslie's "A Life of Crime"
performed by Jill Eikenberry
Love and passion, Hollywood style, from a girl's-eye-view.

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Etgar Keret's "Pride and Joy"
performed by Robert Sean Leonard
A young man struggles to save his shrinking parents.

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Rick Moody's "Boys"
performed by BD Wong
The world of boys.

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