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The B&N Podcast

Dec 3, 2018

Today we're joined by Australian novelist Liane Moriarty for a talk about where the stories that enthrall us come from.  Moriarty is perhaps best known for her wildly popular novel Big Little Lies, a story of secrets, scandal and potential murder among a set of elementary school parents, which became a celebrated HBO series starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.  But readers of her multiple bestsellers have relished the author's razor wit and storytelling genius since her debut novel, Three Wishes.  With her latest book, Nine Perfect Strangers, Moriarity once again proves that humor, a fascinating setting – in this case a secluded resort – and some cunningly wrought surprises yields the kind of reading that earns the description addictive.  We were eager to hear just how she does it, so B&N's Miwa Messer caught Moriarty on the phone in between stops on her tour for Nine Perfect Strangers, for a talk about what inspired her new book.