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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

8/1/19: Today is Counterpoint's cover reveal for THE BIG BOOK OF THE DEAD, combining Glen Rock and Baltimore, plus another dozen new pieces, out mid-September. Sneak peek on the left. As beautiful as the Baltimore cover was, this one might be even more arresting. Pre-orders begin today! 

8/1/19: So happy to learn THE BALTIMORE BOOK OF THE DEAD is a nonfiction finalist for the NAIBA Book of the Year (North Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association.) 

8/1/19: This month on Fishbowl: Sri Swami Winikananda bitches about yoga.

8/1/19: In Newsday — The new Colson Whitehead novel is heartbreaking, infuriating, and a really great read. Also, I chatted with Candace Bushnell about her latest Sex in the City book.

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.

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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.