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Marginalia takes readers beyond the pages of the book, through author interviews, editorial insights and more. Marginalia hosted by Beth Golay and is produced at KMUW-Wichita.

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Marginalia: Jennifer Weiner On 'That Summer'

258 weeks. That number has probably changed since I spoke with author Jennifer Weiner, but at the time of this interview, 258 weeks was the amount of time that her books have been on the New York Times Bestseller list. That makes up nearly a quarter of her entire career that began 20 years ago with her debut, Good In Bed . Her latest book is That Summer , the second book in what she's calling her "beach trilogy." It's a beach read, but not in the traditional sense, as it tackles sexual assault

Marginalia: Ross Benes On 'Rural Rebellion'

After Ross Benes left Nebraska for New York, he saw with greater clarity the rural-urban divide overtaking the national conversation. I recently spoke with Benes about his book, Rural Rebellion , in which he explores Nebraska's shifting political landscape to better understand what's plaguing America while coming to terms with his own past and present.

Marginalia: Zakiya Dalila Harris On 'The Other Black Girl'

Zakiya Dalila Harris has written a thriller set in the publishing industry. I know, words you never expect to hear in the same sentence. But her novel, The Other Black Girl , is just that.

Marginalia: Alexandra Andrews On 'Who Is Maud Dixon?'

Who Is Maud Dixon? is a tale of literary identity theft. And that's about all I can tell you. When I spoke with Alexandra Andrews about her novel, I assured her we would avoid plot spoilers. But that didn't stop us from talking about some of the characters, identity, her editing process, and the fact that Who Is Maud Dixon? is Hollywood bound.

Marginalia: John Green On 'The Anthropocene Reviewed'

When you hear the name "John Green" you might think of him as a Vlogbrother, with his brother Hank. Or you might recall that he wrote the book The Fault in Our Stars , which was made into a movie.

Marginalia: Joan Silber On 'Secrets of Happiness'

Joan Silber is the author of nine works of fiction, including Improvement , which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Silber is known for her composite fiction, or novels that are linked stories. Her latest, Secrets of Happiness, is no exception.

Marginalia: Maggie Shipstead On 'Great Circle'

Maggie Shipstead's novel Great Circle tells the story of two women who lived nearly a century apart—a daredevil aviator and a recently shamed Hollywood actor.

Marginalia: Renee Rosen on 'The Social Graces'

Renee Rosen's books have taken place in Chicago in the 1950s, New York City in the 1960s, at Chess Records during the Civil Rights Movement, and in Chicago during prohibition. In her newest novel, The Social Grace s, we're back to New York City, and Newport, and Paris... and wherever else Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor wish to travel as they vie for control of New York society during the gilded age.

Marginalia: Katherine Heiny On 'Early Morning Riser'

Early Morning Riser is a novel about a woman who moves to a small town in Michigan to teach school and ends up falling in love with the local playboy.

Marginalia: Kirstin Valdez Quade On 'The Five Wounds'

In her timely novel, Kirstin Valdez Quade introduces readers to a family in a small New Mexico town. Beginning and ending in Holy Week, The Five Wounds spans a year in which 33-year-old Amadeo tries to redeem himself, his martyr-ish mother, Yolanda, hides an illness, and his 15-year-old daughter, Angel, becomes an unwed mother who out-matures all characters combined.

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