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For Better and For Worse

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2009 Audies Nominee for Best Audiobook Adaptation

"How could I look at my wife, the mother of my children, and feel only the need for revenge?"... From "Do You Know Where I Am?" by Sherman Alexie 

A collection that anyone who's taken that walk down the aisle can relate to! Moving stories about married couples' powerful and complicated loves.

Sherman Alexie's "Do You Know Where I Am?"
performed by Keir Dullea 
A native couple's rocky college love affair lasts a lifetime. 

Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Wife's Story"
performed by Joanna Gleason
A supernatural tale of marriage and transformation.

Karen E. Bender's "Eternal Love"
performed by Joanne Woodward
A mother nervously chaperones her retarded daughter's honeymoon.

Shahrnush Parsipur's "Mrs. Farrokhlaqa Sadraldivan Golchehreh"
translated by Kamran Talattof and Jocelyn Sharlet
performed by Frances Sternhagen
The unexpected twists and turns in a longtime marriage. (This story was banned by the Iranian government in the mid-1990s.)

Luis Alberto Urrea's "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses"
performed by Robert Sean Leonard
A grieving man visits the reservation to bury his young wife and makes amends with her family.

Ethan Canin's "We Are Nighttime Travelers"
performed by Harold Gould
The arrival of a mysterious visitor sets off new sparks in a longtime marriage.

"This is a perfect collection for aficionados of both the short story and live performance."... To read the complete review, visit the AudioFile Magazine website.

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