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Seeing Ourselves: Great Stories from America’s Past 1819-1918

Seeing Ourselves: Great Stories from America’s Past 1819-1918

Order This collection of twenty American short stories, organized chronologically from the 19th century through World War I, helps tell the story of how we came to be who and what we are. Selected by NPR writer and reviewer Alan Cheuse, this is a new variety of...
Listening to the Page

Listening to the Page

Order When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert Frost and Ralph Ellison, written hundreds of...
Fall Out of Heaven: An Autobiographical Journey

Fall Out of Heaven: An Autobiographical Journey

Order From Publishers Weekly Cheuse’s father, a noted Bolshevik combat pilot, defected from the Soviet Union after his plane crashed and he was given an honorable discharge. Growing up in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the author saw his immigrant father, Philip, as a...
A Trance After Breakfast: And Other Passages

A Trance After Breakfast: And Other Passages

Order A collection of lyrical travel writings from celebrated writer and NPR commentator Alan Cheuse. Along with luggage and tickets, we always travel with that which it is impossible to leave behind: ourselves, our spirits, our souls. By definition the best travel...
An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring & Other Stories

An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring & Other Stories

Order from an online bookseller: Amazon.com Order Direct from SFWP The very best short stories and novellas from National Public Radio’s Alan Cheuse are brought together in a quintessential collection. Countless listeners depend on the book reviews from Cheuse,...