Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080321
In her book of essays, Writing in an Age of Silence, Sara Paretsky sheds light on her popular female detective V.I. Warshawski. She reads from this book, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award, and talks about her future plans for the mystery series. Paretsky also discusses Bleeding Kansas, a novel that moves away from that series set in Chicago to a story that intertwines history from her childhood stomping grounds near Lawrence, Kansas.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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