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August 13, 2021 26 min
Inspired by a surprising find in a library, today's featured story is from author Amanda Skenandore. She is an award winning historical fiction writer and a registered nurse. Her latest novel The Second Life of Mirielle West is set one hundred years ago in America's only leper colony. We talk about The Carville Leper Home and how the patients quarantined there long ago gave Amanda perspective on the current health crisis.  Her essential thing is evident in her storytelling, and her ideas about what historical fiction writers might be exploring a hundred years from now intrigued and surprised me.  She shared a great picture of herself at Carville doing book research in 2019.  You can find it on the Desideratum Podcast website.  https://desideratumpodcast.com/ You can find The Second Life of Mirielle West and learn about Amanda's other successful novels on her website. https://www.amandaskenandore.com/. Find out more about her narrator - the classically trained voice actor and Creative Changemaker Nicole Poole on her website. https://www.nicolepoole.com/. Thanks for listening! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theresa-bakken/support
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