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Lalita Noronha, Katherine Cottle, and Lauren Francis Sharma

LalitaNoronha's Her Skin Phyllo-thin; Katherine Cottle’s I Remain Yours; and Lauren Francis Sharma's Til the Well Runs Dry

  When you’re a microbiologist, a teacher, an Indian immigrant, and a mother, you’ve got a rich array of life experiences to choose from when you sit down to write a poem. Lalita Noronha’s new poetry collection is titled, Her Skin Phyllo-thin, and she shares her creative work with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin.


author Katherine Cottle's great-grandparents, Peter and Nellie Sundwall, photographed with their first child

  They’re probably in a shoe box underneath a dozen other things in the back of a dusty closet, but they’re there – your old love letters.  Now imagine that your great granddaughter finds that old box of letters, a century from now, and she happens to be a writer.  Katherine Cottle is the author of, I Remain Yours: Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents, 1900-1903, and she visits with Aaron Henkin.

Katherine Cottle discusses her book, "I Remain Yours"


  The novel Til the Well Runs Dry is an epic tale of troubled love and a terrible secret.  It’s also a vibrant portrait of the West Indian island of Trinidad.  Lauren Francis Sharma joins Aaron Henkin for a look inside the story.

Lauren Francis Sharma talks about her novel, "Til the Well Runs Dry"

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.