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Connections: Carola Dibbell, Author Of The Only Ones

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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