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It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Write

After 25 episodes together, Eve and Julie are wondering: What’s it like to collaborate on writing a book? What makes a writing team successful? And when is it better to work alone? In this week’s episode, they get a between-the-lines look at two very different writing teams--Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao, the mother-daughter collaborators behind the collective memoir Family in Six Tones; and Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott, the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Five Feet Apart and the newly released All This Time.

Five Feet Apart

"The characters’ backstories are complex and moving, and the unpredictability of the disease will break readers’ hearts. Teens will clamor to read this before the film version releases in March 2019." -- Booklist

Family in Six Tones

"A brilliant duet and a moving exploration of the American immigrant experience."--Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

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Lan Cao

Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Family in Six Tones, by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Monkey Bridge, by Lan Cao

The Lotus and the Storm, by Lan Cao

“Diving Into the Wreck,” by Adrienne Rich

Mikki Daughtry

Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart (movie), by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis

Five Feet Apart (book), by Rachael Lippincott and Mikki Daughtry

All This Time, by Rachael Lippincott and Mikki Daughtry

Dirty Dancing (sequel)

Casey Cep

Furious Hours, by Casey Cep

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

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