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The Loudest Voice: Grace Paley

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20181207, 20161216, 20111216, 20071207, 20051221, 20041208, 20031210, 20011212, 20001220, 19991201, 19981209

A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her family's reactions. Despite the story's popularity, Grace Paley's 1998 reading of it for New Letters on the Air was the first ever recorded. Programs with Grace Paley from 1991 and 1994 are also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Holiday, Hanukkah | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction |

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