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Marita Golden Discusses her Latest Novel.

Writer Marita Golden. Her new novel, "Long Distance Life," examines half a century in the life of a black middle-class family in the other Washington, D.C., the one not filled with shiny buildings and corridors of power. Previously, Golden published a widely acclaimed memoir, "Migrations of the Heart."

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Other segments from the episode on October 30, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 30, 1989: Interview with Mavis Staples; Commentary on rock, teens, and suicide; Interview with Marita Golden; Review of the television program "Cross of Fire."

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