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The B&N Podcast

May 30, 2018

Rumaan Alam's new novel That Kind of Mother is a story about the making of a family in the wake of a loss, one that that upends comfortable ideas about our responsibility to each other, and raises issues about race and class in America that couldn't be more timely.  The author joins Miwa Messer on this episode to talk about how writing the story of an uneasily blended family is a way of writing about nothing less than America.