This week, Trevor and Paul have a little fun with assigned reading. Yes, you heard that right! First they chat a bit about their histories with assigned reading, both in school and in reading groups, before diving into a couple of short stories they assigned each other. The second half of the episode is a deep dive into two stunning stories: A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin and The Ice Wagon Going Down The Street by Mavis Gallant. If you want to read along before listening, you can find links to the full text of both stories in the show notes. You won’t regret it!

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