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An Exploration Of Home: Novelist Marian Palaia's "The Given World"

Simon & Schuster Publishers

Novelist Marian Palaia spent some time in Kensington, Maryland as a teenager, before adventures that took her to Montana, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Nepal. She lives in San Francisco now, but she’ll be in Baltimore next week to talk about her debut novel, The Given World. We meet its protagonist, Riley, as a teenage girl in Montana, in 1968, a chaotic and difficult time in America.

The novel ruminates on the meaning of home, the bonds of family, and the many ways in which different people come of age. Marian Palaia joins Tom Hall on the line from KQED in San Francisco.

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