Beth Golay

Digital Services

Beth Golay serves as KMUW's Digital Content Marketing Manager.

She is the founder and editor of Books & Whatnot, providing marketing support to bookstores around the world through her newsletter and website. Prior to launching Books & Whatnot, Beth was the marketing manager at Watermark Books & Cafe for 13 years. In fact, she represented Watermark as the KMUW book review commentator for 2 years while she was at the bookstore.

Beth's favorite genre is literary fiction, but she also loves creative non-fiction and reading the classics she should have attempted a long time ago. Her greatest reading accomplishment is a toss-up: Reading four books in one weekend (documented in January 2004) or completing the 1438 pages of Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.

In addition to "reader" you can add "artist" and "runner" to her interest list. Beth is currently trying to run a marathon in every state. She has a long way to go.

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5:00 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Book Review: Snapper

Brian Kimberling
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Snapper is a collection of stories by Brian Kimberling.

Like making new friends later in life, we learn about protagonist Nathan Lochmueller through a series of stories and back-stories. 

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5:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Book Review: Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

David Sedaris
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David Sedaris is known for his self-deprecating wit, obsessive behaviors and sardonic humor. His new book of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, does not disappoint.

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5:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Book Review: Life After Life

As we live our lives, we're presented with seemingly minute decisions to make every day. Each decision takes us on a specific path. Some prove to be wise. Others have us wishing for a mulligan.

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5:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Book Review: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

The protagonist of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards is a writer who has lost every book he's ever written.

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5:00 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Book Review: A Tale For The Time Being

Ruth Ozeki
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In Ruth Ozeki's first two books, her protagonists were strong Japanese-American women, and on book tours, she was often asked if they were based on herself.

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5:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Book Review: In The Middle Of America

In the Middle of America: Printmaking & Print Exhibitions is a catalog created as a reference guide for four exhibits to be held this spring:

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5:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Book Review: Frances and Bernard

Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer was inspired by the friendship of Flannery O'Connor and the poet Robert Lowell.

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5:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Book Review: The End Of Space

Albert Goldbarth is the author of six collections of essays and more than 25 books of poetry. He has received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. Twice. And he lives in our backyard.

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5:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Book Review: Y

In the preface of her novel Y, Marjorie Celona writes about that perfect letter. "The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over... Coupled with an L, let's make an adverb... a Greek letter (that) joined the Latin alphabet after the Romans conquered Greece in the first century--a double agent: consonant and vowel. No one used adverbs before then, and no one was happy."

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5:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Book Review: Me Before You

Louisa Clark lives in a small English town with her parents, grandfather, sister and nephew. She has no secondary education, the cafe where she waits on tables closes, and when her father loses his job, it's up to Lou to become the family provider. She takes a job as a caregiver for Will, a formerly larger-than-life man in his 30s who is now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic.

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