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A Conversation With Novelist Jayne Anne Phillips And Writing About A Lunatic Asylum, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Upshur County native and bestselling novelist Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of six books, including her latest Night Watch, a story which takes place at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum several years after the Civil War ended. Bill Lynch spoke with Phillips about writing novels and growing up near the asylum.

Also, in this show, we listen the latest story from The Allegheny Front about workshops being held by the National Academies to study the health impacts of the East Palestine, Ohio train disaster.

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Caroline MacGregor produced this episode.

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