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Marion Winik

Host, The Weekly Reader

Longtime All Things Considered commentator (1991-2006) Marion Winik is the host of The Weekly Reader radio show and podcast. She reviews books for NewsdayPeopleKirkus Review and other venues and is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the author of First Comes LoveThe Glen Rock Book of the Dead and seven other booksHer Bohemian Rhapsody column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com has received the "Best Column" and "Best Humorist" awards from Baltimore Magazine, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun and many other publications. She is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore. She has appeared on TodayPolitically Incorrect and Oprah. Other honors include an NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction, and the yearly "Best Local Writer" Award from the Austin Chronicle from 1993 - 1997. More info at marionwinik.com.

Quick Reads

22 hours ago

Goodbye Vitamin, Rachel Khong, Henry Holt

https://www.npr.org/2017/07/12/535799520/goodbye-vitamin-is-sweet-but-not-sugarcoated

A Horse Walks Into A Bar, David Grossman, Knopf

Quick Reads

22 hours ago

This week, we take a break from reviewing the latest fiction releases and delve into the world of non-fiction.

Book suggestions include "4321","Fools" and "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl."

Today on The Weekly Reader, we unlock the mystery of what make a great audio book!

Out of India

Dec 27, 2017
Books include "The Windfall" , "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" and "Selection Day."

When you think about India, the word “boring” rarely comes to mind. Here are three new books that take you there. 

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, some essential cookbooks for everyone, including kitchen novices as well as experts.  

Gifts

Dec 13, 2017

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, a selection of great gift books for everyone on your holiday list.

Odd Couples

Dec 6, 2017

You may be familiar with the old saying, “There’s a lid for every pot.” On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we celebrate Odd Couples.

What does it mean when a book is a “best seller?” This week, we look behind the scenes at just how a title makes the cut. 

Great stories take place in great cities. On today’s edition of The Weekly Reader, we have two novels set in New York, perhaps one of the greatest cities of them all.

Alice Hoffman’s "Practical Magic" is one of the most beloved depictions of modern-day witchcraft around. Fans will be delighted to learn about "The Rules of Magic," the just-released prequel to the tale of sisters Sally and Gillian Owens.  

On this edition of "The Weekly Reader," book critic Marion Winik takes us inside the world of small town politics, with Jonathan Dee’s new novel "The Locals" and J.K. Rowling’s "The Casual Vacancy." 

There are a lot of great quotes out there about “writing what you know.” On the edition of "The Weekly Reader," our book critic Marion Winik reviews three novels about women writers. 

James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird about the abolitionist John Brown. On this edition of "The Weekly Reader," we’ll talk about his latest release, Five Carat Soul, and we’ll revisit some of his earlier work, many of which are considered American classics.

If you have ever been to New Orleans, you know that there is something special, almost magical, about the city. On this edition of "The Weekly Reader," we feature two novels that capture the unique physical and emotional landscape of The Big Easy, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s "A Kind of Freedom" and C. Morgan's "The Floating World." 

Almost every Irish Catholic friend I can think of has a “crazy nun story.” On this edition of "The Weekly Reader," we feature books about nuns, including Alice McDermott’s latest, "The Ninth Hour" and "Saints for All Occasions," the fourth novel by J. Courtney Sullivan. 

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Twisted Sisters

Sep 27, 2017

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HRC Tells All

Sep 20, 2017

What Happened, Hillary Clinton, Simon & Schuster

House Afire

Sep 13, 2017

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Art and Death

Sep 6, 2017

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