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Mary Kay Zuravleff: American Ending (In Conversation with Marion Winik)

The Ivy is delighted to present a patio event with Mary Kay Zuravleff, in celebration of her new novel, American Ending! Inspired by her grandparents, immigrants of the Old Believer Russian Orthodox faith brought here to mine coal in Appalachia, American Ending weaves Russian fairy tales and fables into a family saga within the storied American landscape. 

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Mary Kay Zuravleff is the author of The Frequency of Souls, winner of the American Academy’s Rosenthal Award; The Bowl Is Already Broken, which the New York Times called, “a tart, affectionate satire of the museum world’s bickering and scheming”; and Man Alive!, Washington Post Notable Book. Her essays have appeared in the Washington PostWashingtonian, Atlantic, and LA Times Book Review, and she has received multiple DC Artist Fellowships, including for 2023. American Ending was inspired by her grandparents, immigrants of the Old Believer Russian Orthodox faith brought here to mine coal in Appalachia.

University of Baltimore professor Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead, First Comes Love, Above Us Only Sky and many other books of memoir and personal essay. Her award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody column appears monthly at BaltimoreFishbowl.com, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and elsewhere. She writes book reviews for People, Newsday, the Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews, andhosts the NPR podcast The Weekly Reader. She was a commentator on All Things Considered for fifteen years. Her honors include an NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction and the 2019 Towson Prize for Literature. More info at marionwinik.com.  






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Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 6:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio, 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

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