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All things considered

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Novelist Paul Auster introduced a presentation of stories from the National Story Project at the Sackler last Tuesday. (Staff photo by Stephanie Mitchell)

At the Sackler Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 2, essayist and novelist Paul Auster introduced ‘I Thought My Father Was God,’ a collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts submitted to the National Story Project in coordination with National Public Radio’s Weekend ‘All Things Considered.’ When the National Story Project was first introduced, the response was overwhelming. Listeners from around the country sent in personal, true-life accounts – most are vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and extraordinary: hilarious blunders, wrenching coincidences, brushes with death, miraculous encounters, sorrows, plans, and dreams. Author of the critically acclaimed ‘Timbuktu,’ Auster has collected 180 stories from people of all ages and walks of life and presented them in this volume. Auster spoke and five readers read their stories to the audience of more than 200 during the special event.