Wild Precious Life

Making The Most of The Time We Have

Join author, educator, and learner, Annmarie Kelly as she laughs, cries, and kvetches with the writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and wanderers who inspire all of us to reach beyond our divisions and discover what it means to be wild, precious, and brave.

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Keep the Flame Alive with Thrity Umrigar

At the age of 21, Thrity Umrigar left India to study journalism in the United States. Decades later, she is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen books, including her latest, HONOR, in which a reporter searches for courage amid the ashes of hatred. Annmarie and Thrity talk about the resilience of women, our need to protect the most vulnerable among us, and how to find love hidden in the boredom of ordinary days.

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A Selection of Books by Ms. Umrigar and Other Great Authors Mentioned in This Episode:


The Secrets Between Us

The Space Between Us

Sugar in Milk

Binny’s Diwali

Everybody’s Son

The Story Hour

The World We Found

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai

The Paris Wife, by Paula McClain

For Your Listening Enjoyment: “A Day in the Life,” by The Beatles

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