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Lidia Yuknavitch Embraces Life on the Fringe

BY MEGAN LABRISE • February 4, 2020

Lidia Yuknavitch’s short stories will take you to the brink and back.

On this episode, we welcome New York Times bestselling novelist Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, the memoir The Chronology of Water, and The Misfit’s Manifesto, a love letter to anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t fit in—based on a 2016 TED Talk with more than 3 million views.

Her new short story collection, Verge, features “characters from the fringes of society [who] grapple with desire and fury” (Kirkus).

She and host Megan Labrise discuss the qualities of misfits, communities as organisms, gut-punch endings, and much more.

Then, children’s editor Vicky Smith, YA editor Laura Simeon, nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau, and fiction editor Laurie Muchnick offer their reading recommendations for the week.

 

Editors’ picks:

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, ill. by Eric Rohmann (Neal Porter/Holiday House)

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland, from the “Dread Nation” series, vol. 2 (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

The Adventurer’s Son: A Memoir by Roman Dial (Morrow/HarperCollins)

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Putnam)

 

Fully Booked is produced by Cabel Adkins Audio and Megan Labrise.

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