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Postcards From Midlife

Your autumn book club starring Pulitzer-Prize winner Jennifer Egan

Season 7, Ep. 8

She’s the global best seller whose novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the prestigious Pulitzer prize and she counts Barack Obama as a fan of her books - Jennifer Egan joins Lorraine and Trish from Brooklyn to talk about latest novel, The Candy House, which explores themes of human connection, midlife angst and the price we pay for intrusive technology. The critically acclaimed fiction writer and New York Times magazine journalist also shares her feelings about empty nesting, turning 60 and making her 30-year marriage work.

 

Plus: Book Club recommendations from Lorraine and Trish who pick their best reads for autumn - from serial killers to comforting kitty cats

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