Writer Meg Wolitzer’s new novel, The Interestings, follows the lives and relationships of six teenagers who met at a summer camp for the arts in 1974. Wolitzer is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Ten-Year Nap, as well as a number of other novels.
Then, National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award winner Jess Walter’s novel, Beautiful Ruins, examines our contemporary obsession with celebrity. This epic tale spans 50 years, beginning in Italy with a young American actress in the legendary Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton behemoth Cleopatra. [Broadcast Date: April 16, 2013]
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