Marginalia: Peter Coviello

Jun 8, 2018


When Peter Coviello was a young college professor, he fell in love, got married, and became a step parent. When that marriage fell apart, he suffered the heartbreak of that failed marriage but more profoundly--the heartbreak of potentially losing a connection with his step daughters. 

In his book, Long Players, Coviello looks at his attempts to work through that time using music as a guidebook. I spoke with Peter Coviello via Skype about his love story in eighteen songs.

Here’s our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on-air, this is what you heard:


Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs by Peter Coviello was published by Penguin Books.

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita.

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Editors: Lu Anne Stephens and Haley Crowson
Producer: Beth Golay

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