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Patricia Engel on exploring desire, yearning and hope in 'The Faraway World'

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Patricia Engel is the author of "The Faraway World."

Patricia Engel’s new short story collection is titled The Faraway World, a phrase that holds a personal and touching connection to her family history.

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Ten stories connected by common themes, the collection explores desire, yearning, and the hope that today will be better than the day before.

I recently spoke with Engel about the stories, about who tells the stories, and about how a collection comes together.

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The Faraway World by Patricia Engel
was published by Avid Reader Press.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.