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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

3/16/19: Some musings on Mardi Gras and Lent, from your atheist Jewish friend.

3/16/19: Announcing the Weekly Reader Book Club, a collaboration between WYPR and Emma Snyder of the Ivy Bookshop. The first book selection is The Falconer, by Dana Czapnik. Last week on WR we discussed two short novels — Binstead's Safari by the wonderful Rachel Ingalls and  Ghost Wall, a debut novel by Sarah Moss. 

3/16/19: Book festival season! If you're going to the VA Festival of the Book, NOLA Tennessee Williams Fest, San Antonio, LA Times or Gaithersburg Book Fesivals... I'll be there. More info here.

2/13/19:  Who wants to come play memoir class with me in Provincetown this summer? I'm teaching August 11-16 at the Fine Arts Work Center. Here's a coupon code for fifty bucks off - FACULTY50. (Don't you love coupon codes?)

1/10/19: You can order The Baltimore Book of the Dead at IndieBound, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Here are all the reviews. Highlights at LitHub.com.

Best of 2018, PBS NewsHourNewark Star-Ledger.
Top five gift books at Oprah.com.
Raves in Newsday, the Newark Star-Ledger.
Rave from a lit blogger in North Carolina.
Profile in Kirkus Reviews.
Ann Patchett's blog: A box of chocolates.

Six minutes with Tom Hall of WYPR.
About being a widow, on WashPo TheLily.com.
About celebrity deaths, on NextTribe.com.
Interview by Jessica Anya Blau in Baltimore Style.
Interview on The Ish podcast.
Five Books of the Dead, on LitHub.

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl.

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

Listen live Wednesdays at 2:33 pm, or play the podcast anytime at The Weekly Reader. Buy the books from our local sponsor, the Ivy Bookshop.