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Doron Weber, Immortal Bird

Doron Weber, author of three non-fiction books, now speaks to Charles Ruas about his family memoir, Immortal Bird (Simon & Schuster, 2012), an elegiac portrayal of family love focused on a son born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery when he was a baby. Young Damon Weber developed into a remarkable talented boy of high spirit living his life with independent intelligence that was a pride to his parents. This triumphant coming of age takes a drastic turn when he is diagnosed with a new illness leaving Doron and wife Shealagh struggling to save their son in a race against time and a flawed health care system. A moving and unforgettable evocation of the love between a father and his son.


Conversations with Writers


Host Charles Ruas in conversation with contemporary writers and poets, continuing a stream of intelligent discussion dating back to his legendary days at WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York in the seventies. Host Charles Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. He is also a frequent contributor to ARTNews and Art in America. His other program produced in these studios is Historic Audio From the Archives of Charles Ruas and is one of the treasures in our archive.