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Monday, April 04, 2016

Elizabeth Strout and Dawn Anahid MacKeen

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Strout joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel, My Name is Lucy Barton.  She discusses recurring themes in her work, her intense interest in character over plot, how she constructs novels through scenes, and more.

In the second half, Dawn MacKeen joins to share her grandfather's story of surviving the Armenian genocide.  The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey is part memoir, part reportage, and part historical research.  Dawn discusses why this book is more relevant today than ever, what it took to uncover the story, and the power of perseverance. 

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(Broadcast date: March 30, 2016)

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