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Anna Quindlen & Meg Wolitzer on Writers on Writing
Posted May 20, 2013 by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Guest host Marrie Stone chats with Anna Quindlen about her new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake and Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings.
Please note that Anna’s interview finishes abruptly and Meg’s interview begins mid-stream due to studio recording issues. We apologize for the technical snafu, but the majority of both interviews were captured. Thanks for your patience.
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