“Randall and Dorothea are young and passionately in love and plan to marry. When Randall has to leave Dorothea for a short period, the two spend their time exchanging a flurry of letters and can hardly bear being separated. Randall’s scheduled returned is delayed when he becomes severely ill. What happens when the now sickly Randall is finally able to see Dorothea again says much about the differences between love, lust and passion, and the vagaries of youth. ”
Listen to a sample and/or purchase from Audible here.
The second story is called Her Letters:
“A woman nearing the end of her life knows that she must destroy intimate love letters between herself and another man so that no one, particularly her husband, can ever read them. Unable to part with them while still alive, the provision she makes for their disposal upon her death leads to devastating consequences.
Kate Chopin skillfully weaves themes of love, passion, trust, betrayal, selfishness, and cruelty in this tale.”
You can check out the sample and/or purchase this story here.
“A blind man shuffles along a busy neighborhood street attempting to sell pencils to residents and people passing by. The blazing sun and too many layers of clothing don’t appear to hamper his persistence. What occurs in this story illustrates American writer Kate Chopin’s use of irony and the element of luck in all our lives. ”
The Blind Man can be purchased on Audible here.
Kate Chopin was a prolific writer of short stories and Lee Ann will be narrating more of her work. Currently, there is another story in post-production and one more to be recorded. A total of six stories will also be published as a collection later.