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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

1/10/19: On Baltimore Fishbowl, Oprah: This Is Your Sign from God and Baltimore Literary Scene 2018

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.

11/7/18: Reviews and essays on favorite writers:
Still lovin’ Lucia Berlin, in Newsday.
My last word on Cheryl Strayed on Michael Steinberg’s blog.
A talk with Dawn Raffel about her new book at On the Seawall, a cool lit site.

10/3/18: Recent Weekly Reader shows have covered Deborah Eisenberg, Lauren Groff, Andre Dubus III, Rachel Kushner, Lucia Berlin, Rebecca Makkai, Tom Barbash, Helen Schulman. Listen at the website or pick it up on any podcast app.

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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.