Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell

Our guest has grappled with large moral and religious questions on and off the page. We discover what she discerned -- in the act of creating a new universe -- about God and about dilemmas of evil, doubt, and free will. The ultimate moral of any life and any event, she believes, only shows itself across generations. And so the novelist, like God, she says, paints with the brush of time.

What would today's "message in a bottle" to the stars contain? Hear sounds from the Golden Record and share your ideas.

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