Episode 20: Linda Kass
That Word Chat with Editor Mark Allen welcomes author and independent bookstore owner Linda Kass on October 20.
Kass is the founder and owner of Gramercy Books, an independent bookstore in central Ohio. She began her career as a magazine writer and correspondent for regional and national publications, including TIME, The Detroit Free Press, Columbus Monthly, Full Grown People, The MacGuffin, Jewish Literary Journal, and Kenyon Review Online. She is the author of two historical World War II novels, both inspired by true events: A Ritchie Boy (September 1, 2020), interconnected stories that reveal one young immigrant’s journey in America during World War II that was named by Indie booksellers as an Ingram best indie when it was released; and Tasa’s Song (2016), which Publishers Weekly called “a memorable tale of unflinching courage in the face of war—and the power of love and beauty to flourish amid its horrors.”
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All the episodes
Episode 10 (June 16): Mignon Fogarty
Episode 11 (June 23): Jesse Sheidlower (with special guest Colleen Newvine)
Episode 13 (July 14): Stan Carey and James Harbeck of Strong Language
Episode 15 (August 11): Ben Zimmer
Episode 16 (August 25): Alaina Lavoie and Caroline Tung Richmond of We Need Diverse Books
Episode 17 (September 8): Heather Bonikowski and John Kelly of Dictionary.com
Episode 18 (September 22): The Quad: Erin Brenner, Sarah Grey, Katharine O'Moore-Klopf,
Adrienne Montgomerie, Lori Paximadis, Laura Poole, Amy Schneider
Episode 19 (October 6): Carol Saller
Episode 20 (October 20): Linda Kass of Gramercy Books
November 3: No episode. Please vote.
Episode 21 (Nov. 10): That Word Chat: The Game Episode
Episode 22 (Nov. 17): Merrill Perlman and Teresa Schmedding of the ACES Academy
Episode 23 (Dec. 1): Rob and Teresa Reinalda
Episode 24 (Dec. 15): Emily Brewster
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