"Not many on earth who can slide between
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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

7/5/19: The July column is about dogs, anger, mothers and daughters, oceanfront property, and coleslaw. On Baltimore Fishbowl.

7/5/19: Need a book? Check The Weekly Reader 2-minute reviews: Marcy Dermansky, Garth Ginder, Chip Cheek, Tim Murphy, Sloane Tanen, Angie Kim, Lisa Gornick, Roxana Robinson, Megan Shack, Sarah Blake, Susan Choi, Sunata Puri, Myla Goldberg, Laila Lalami, Naomi Shihab Nye... to follow along, sign up for the podcast.

6/5/19: Here's a review of Jennifer Weiner's Mrs. Everything, and major catalog of great audiobooks, by Newsday reviewing posse.

6/5/19:  I'm teaching two week-long memoir class workshops in P'town this summer. I'm teaching August 11-16 and 19-23 at the Fine Arts Work Center. Here's a coupon code for $50 off — FACULTY50.

4/11/19: Read about trip to the Olympic Peninsula with Hayes, in Newsday — beautiful pictures, great vacation.

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.

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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.