Patty first joined us back on Episode 31 and we are delighted to have her back with another story.

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Patty Somlo’s most recent books are The First to Disappear (Spuyten Duyvil), a Finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards and a Finalist in the 2016 Best Book Awards, and Even When Trapped Behind Clouds: A Memoir of Quiet Grace (WiDo Publishing). Her fourth book, Hairway to Heaven Stories, will be published by Cherry Castle Publishing in 2017. She has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, one for storySouth Million Writers Award and had an essay selected as Notable for Best American Essays 2014. Her episode 80 contribution, “Dust,” was previously published in Switchback and in Somlo’s first book, From Here to There and Other Stories (Paraguas Books). Find her at

Happy listening,