Listen to the audio of "The Friendship of Books", broadcast June 4, 2020
Linda Pack reads selections from If on A Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino. Copyright 1979 by Italo Calvino, used by permission of the Wylie Agency LLC.
“On Rapture” from I Feel Bad About My Neck, and other thoughts on being a Woman, by Nora Ephron. Copyright 2006 by Heartburn Enterprises, Inc., used by permission of the Estate of Nora Ephron
"I Go Back to the House for a Book” from Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins, copyright 1998. Aired by permission of University of Pittsburgh Press.
“Thesaurus” from The Art of Drowning by Billy Collins, copyright 1995. Aired by permission of University of Pittsburgh Press.
“Wants” by Grace Paley, from Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. Copyright 1994 by Grace Paley, used by permission of the Estate of Grace Paley.
also: Gutenberg’s Printing Press. Roget’s Thesaurus. Dewey’s Decimal System and Burma Shave Signs