Audiobook. Such a beautiful, gentle book. The characters in these stories may have a hard life or in some way be foolish or ridiculous, but they or their circumstances are moderated. I love the description of the young family visiting India from America who are thoughtless and childlike, but also display kindness and a true, if fleeting interest in others. My favorite is the story of the Indian man who studied in Britain, then came to America to be a librarian at MIT and spent 6 weeks living in a old house with a very old woman. When he arrived in the house, the moon landing had just occurred. Each night he and the landlady had the same conversation. "They put a flag on the moon. Isn't that splendid, boy?" And he was to reply, "Yes, that's splendid." His shy kindness to her was just what was needed in the circumstances.