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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Edited and introduced by David Sedaris, this book is a collection of his most cherished short stories and gives us a glimpse of the work he finds most inspiring. The collection includes masterful stories by Richard Yates, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro and 13 others. Be sure to check out Sarah Vowell's short piece about 826NYC in the back. Order it here.

"I hate to break it to you, but by buying this book, you are helping people. Not just people. Even worse: kids! All the proceeds from Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules go to 826NYC. Things don't get any less Patricia Highsmith than that, do they? Though one wonders if Highsmith's most famous character, Tom Ripley, might have turned out less murderous if he had benefited from the one-on-one attention provided by intelligent, encouraging volunteer tutors like the ones at 826NYC." —Sarah Vowell

No. of pages: 344
Format: Trade paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 0-7432-7394-X
Available on Amazon: Here.

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