Chapter 22

Read by: 
Angela Elam: Host of New Letters on the Air

Angela Elam has worked in public radio since 1988, but got her start in the medium years earlier as a reader for Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, Germany. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in dramatic writing and immediately upon graduation, she was seduced into public radio at WUGA-FM in Athens, Georgia. She has served as producer and host of New Letters on the Air since 1996, and enjoys using her playwriting skills to shape the dialogue within her interviews.

SYNOPSIS: Amid a series of summertime amusements and disappointments, Tom becomes bedridden with the measles for two weeks – and then loses three more weeks to a relapse.