"Not many on earth who can slide between
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be
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Above Us Only Sky, Marion Winik

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

7/10/20: The new edition of Above Us Only Sky, out 7/14. adds 22 new essays, mostly from the Baltimore Fishbowl. There's a little backstory, and a sample in the July column. Please join me on July 21st at 7 pm to release this flying horse into the world. Register here to get the Zoom link at the Ivy Bookshop website. If you want an inscribed copy, order from the Ivy and add a note in the space provided.

6/15/20: Read the illustrated quarantine columns and poems on Baltimore Fishbowl: AprilMayJune

6/15/20: My book reviews and author interviews are linked on the Reading List page here. A few recent favorites:
• The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore, in the Washington Post
• My Dark Vanessa, by Katherine Elizabeth Russell, for Newsday
• If I Had Your Face, by Frances Cha, for Newsday
• Home Baked, by Alia Volz, an interview on Kirkus
• Miss Aluminum, by Susanna Moore, in the Washington Post
• Valentine, by Jean Wetmore, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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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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.


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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

The Big Book of the Dead, Audio

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