New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.
"Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." (The World According to Mister Rogers)
"such a wonderful man...the world was blessed "
Issues of inheritance have splintered a family for 20 years before an enterprising sister begins a crusade for change. Playwright Claudia Allen tells this universal story with characteristic warmth and eccentric humor. Performed by a full cast starring Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, and more.
Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux was born in 1899, during the final days of the Old West. Her perfectly ordinary life spanned the greater part of the 20th century, from a childhood spent on a small farm in Missouri to a loss of innocence that included the deaths of her mother and her sweetheart. But Jessie Lee survived all this and more: a troubled marriage to an alcoholic, the trials of the Depression, and the challenges of raising eight children alone.