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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. Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. His writing has frequently appeared in both ARTNews and Art in America. His other Clocktower-produced program is Historic Audio From the Archives of Charles Ruas and is one of the most brilliant and extensive collections of historic audio in our archive.