A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Before she died last year at age 84, legendary Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham saw her hometown evolve from a provincial southern city to the capital of the world. Her excitement and fascination with Washington are reflected in a collection of over one hundred writings about her beloved city. Diane talks with her editor, Bob Gottlieb, and her colleagues, Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, about the just-published Katharine Graham’s Washington.
- Sally Quinn writer on leave from the Washington Post, and author of "The Party," "Regrets Only," and other books
- Ben Bradlee Vice-President-at-Large and former Executive Editor of the Washington Post
- Robert Gottlieb former Editor-in-Chief of Knopf Publishers and The New Yorker
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