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Family is forever, and so, it appears, is our fascination with reading about them.

Allegra Goodman--author of The Family Markowitz, Kaaterskill Falls (National Book Award finalist), Intuition, Paradise Park, The Chalk Artist, and short stories included in The New Yorker, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Short Stories--dishes with Eve and Julie about why families remain such a compelling subject for literature. They discuss how age and experience change our perspective on family-related matters, what impact COVID-19 has had on familial relationships both nuclear and extended, and how a child’s college application process can function as a Hitchcockian bomb under the table in a story. Allegra also recommends some favorite novels about families!




The Family Markowitz


[These stories] draw upon the wealth of Jewish culture out of which Ms. Goodman writes. It is their weight and accuracy that make the collection so entertaining. -- The New York Times Book Review, Claire Messud


Kaaterskill Falls


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A richly textured portrait . . . an intimate look at a closed Orthodox community.Los Angeles Times Book Review

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK



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