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Connections: Carola Dibbell, Author Of The Only Ones


We talk with author Carola Dibbell about her novel, The Only Ones. The book was selected for this year's Debut Novel Series at Writers & Books

Dibbell is a rock critic who published her first major work of fiction at age 71. The Only Ones tells the story of a young woman hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken mother in a post-pandemic world. We talk to Dibbell about the story, her research process, and themes within the book. Our guests:

  • Carola Dibbell, author of The Only Ones
  • Joe Flaherty, executive director of Writers & Books
  • Karen van Meenen, coordinator of the Rochester Reads and Debut Novel Series programs at Writers & Books