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Look Both Ways

Courtesy Katharine Coles / Turtle Point Press

Utah writer Katharine Coles says her grandmother “made her way in a world still deeply unfriendly to women.” Coles' new book tells the story, and asks how far it is women have really come.

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Thursday, former Utah poet laureate Katharine Coles joins us to tell the story of her grandmother, a woman she says “made her way in a world still deeply unfriendly to women.” Miriam Link was a character: talented, funny and adventurous. Her husband’s career flourished while she played the role of wife and mother, but she wasn’t satisfied with her life or her relationships. Coles’ new book draws from Miriam’s letters and diaries, none of which told the real story of this complicated woman.

Katharine Coles is a poet and writer - distinguished professor of English at the University of Utah. Her latest book is called Look Both Ways: A Double Journey Along My Grandmother's Far-Flung Path [Indie bookstores|Amazon]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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