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Susan Jane Gilman: The Grapes of Wrath

Susan Jane Gilman is the author of five books: The novels “Donna Has Left the Building” and “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street,” plus the memoirs “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,” “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress” and “Kiss My Tiara.” She has been a commentator for NPR and written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Ms. magazine, among others. Though she lives in Geneva, Switzerland, she remains, eternally, a child of New York.”

Without These Books is a thank-you-inspired video/podcast. Each episode celebrates authors, books, and characters that changed us as writers, readers, and as people.

Susan Jane Gilman selected The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for her episode of Without These Books.