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Complete Gone Wi-Fi Interview w/Marianne Love


Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review

Books by Marianne Love: “Pocket Girdles,” 1994; “Postcards from Potatoe Land, 1997; and “Lessons with Love,” 2007 (available at keokeebooks.com for $16 and at Coeur d’Alene’s Hastings; University of Idaho Bookstore; and Vanderford’s, Corner Book Shop and Bonner County Museum in Sandpoint.

DFO: Do you miss teaching?
ML: I don’t miss getting up at 2:30 in the morning every morning. I don’t miss the politics. I don’t miss the paperwork. But I miss my relationship with kids. All of a sudden, I find that I don’t know the kids in my hometown. I do accept almost every offer to volunteer in the schools.

DFO: Were you a good student?
ML: I was above average; just like the kids in Lake Wobegon. But I was also busy all the time. I would have been a better student if I hadn’t socialized so much.

DFO: What was Erica Curless like as a student?
ML: Three-letter word in all caps: IMP. I recognized right off that she had a God-given talent for the written word and for telling stories. She needed a little help with her grammar and her spelling. But she’s a genius when it comes to drawing information out of people and telling a story.

You can read the complete interview here.

Originally posted at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, May 16


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