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Above Us Only Sky, Marion Winik

"Full of surprises, revelations, wild, wise connctions." -Naomi Shihab Nye

9/9/20: Some things can be replaced, others cannot. A Farewell to Knees on Baltimore Fishbowl. 

9/9/20: I had a great launch for the reissue of Above Us Only Sky sponsored by the Ivy Bookshop. Tom Beer asked such good questions. You can watch it here.

9/9/20: Some pretty good books I read this summer (all the bad ones were reviewed anonymously for Kirkus, I'm afraid.)
• Daddy by Emma Cline, in the Washington Post
• The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante, in the Washington Post
• The Austen Years by Rachel Cohen, in the Philadelphia Inquirer
• All the Way to the Tigers by Mary Morris, in the Washington Post
• The Weekend by Charlotte Wood, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
• With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
• The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, by Deesha Philyaw, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
• Blink Spoken Here, by Chris Pendergast, in Newsday

6/15/20:  Here's some fun stuff:
• I read some pieces from The Big Book of the Dead on Live from Here, with Chris Thile. Wilco played a new song that was so good.
• Had a talk about books I like with Sheilah Kast, on WYPR.
• Don't miss the Weekly Reader episode on three great black writers, with a poem by Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown.
• But the best is this music video by Me Nd Adam, my son Vince's band.

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