'One City, One Story' Selection Looks At Family, Change, Love

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For the fifth year, the Boston Book Festival has distributed thousands of copies of a short story across the city as a way to foster a love of reading and start a city-wide discussion on literature.

This year's selection for the One City, One Story program is a snapshot of familial love, personal transformations and the challenges of aging: "Sublimation" by Roslindale author Jennifer Haigh.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Haigh about her story and this year's festival.

Jennifer Haigh will speak about her short story in a town-hall-style conversation at the Boston Book Festival on Saturday at 2 p.m.


Jennifer Haigh, author of "Sublimation," which you can download here. Her latest book is a collection of short stories called "News From Heaven."

This segment aired on October 22, 2014.

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Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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