Lit Bit: NPR Presents “Freedom” for September 11

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It’s September 11. Baltimore’s NPR station (88.1 WYPR) presents my reading of “Freedom” from The Signal in a podcast.


“Freedom” is an abridged story from Tracks: A Novel in Stories. A soldier who grapples with war and love in the wake of September 11.


Here’s WYPR’s introduction: “Since 2007, fiction writer Eric D Goodman has joined us on the program with special radio adaptations from his novel-in-stories, Tracks. The book is an exploration into the private lives of train passengers, all strangers to each other, who happen to be sharing a ride from Baltimore to Chicago.  Over the years on this train, we’ve met a heartbroken girlfriend, a Holocaust survivor, a frustrated poet, and a computer hacker on the run from the mob.  In this installment, we enter the mind of a US soldier who’s fighting two very different battles – one overseas, and one back at home.”

Listen to the podcast at


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Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent

Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published regularly to Gather Essentials: Books.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.

Eric is the author of Tracks: A Novel in Stories, published by Atticus Books and available at

Learn about Eric’s full-color, hardcover childrens’ book Flightless Goose.

His second novel, Womb, is with his literary agent.

As a full time writer and editor, his work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Review, San Francisco Book Review,Writers Weekly, Barrelhouse, Potomac Review, Sacramento Book Review, The Arabesques Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, JMWW, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, Barrelhouse, Whatever Literary Journal, Smile Hon You’re In Baltimore, Read Street, On Stage Magazine, Four-Cornered Universe, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, Travel Insights, Coloquio, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers.

Join Eric on Facebook, Twitter, and at his literary blog, Writeful.

Listen to Eric read his fiction on NPR:

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