Where the Car Turns at 18th, by Edna Ferber (read by Xe Sands) by Xe Sands published on 2012/04/27 22:58:57 +0000 GOING PUBLIC 4.27.12 "Where the Car Turns at 18th," by Edna Ferber From the short story collection, "Buttered Side Down" **Note** This is a NEW version/recording Finally - a long piece again! Although published in1912, these poignant little stories have a timeless feel to them. Oh sure, the language is a bit dated, but the themes aren't. This one, which is a re-recording of one I did years ago, speaks directly to the devastating effects to the spirit that can come of the romanticization of war and military service. "Where the Car Turns at Eighteenth" has stuck with me all these years with it's portrait of the destruction of innocence and what happens when the spirit simply cannot be repaired. I included the Foreword to the entire collection, as in it, Ferber tries to set the mood for these pieces. Please note: this is in no way meant to offend those who so generously give in the service of our country, nor to malign all recruiters.