Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge” Read by Estelle Parsons

Hear Flan­nery O’Con­nor’s sto­ry “Every­thing that Ris­es Must Con­verge” read above by Acad­e­my Award-win­ning actress Estelle Par­sons, who became known in her lat­er years for play­ing an over­bear­ing moth­er like the story’s Mrs. Chest­ny in the TV sit­com Roseanne. The 1964 sto­ry appears in the short sto­ry col­lec­tion that shares the same name. You can find oth­er read­ings of Flan­nery O’Con­nor sto­ries here:

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