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Nancy's Bookshelf: Paradise Camp Fire survivor Megan Irene has new poetry & acclaimed author Karen Joy Fowler talks John Wilkes Booth

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Santa Cruz best-selling author Karen Joy Fowler discusses her acclaimed novel Booth—an intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth. 

Also, Paradise Campfire survivor Megan Irene speaks about her new collection of poetry. Closing the hour is commentary by Anthony Peyton Porter.

Episode #659

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.