Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Ghosts and Angels

Sunday, December 25, 2011

From James Thurber’s classic story of misunderstanding, “The Night the Ghost Got In,” to Alice Hoffman’s whimsical tale of bad karma turned good, “Examining the Evidence,” to Alan Gurganus's reverse Annunciation tale, “It Had Wings,” the line between the real and the numinous is both funny and fine.

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