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Lucas Mann reads from his memoir, Lord Fear, forthcoming in May from Pantheon Books.
Alice Eve Cohen reads four excerpts from her memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, forthcoming in March from Algonquin Books.
The Year My Mother Came Back
One day, my brilliant, beautiful, complicated mother appeared at my kitchen table, thirty-one years after her death.
This is a story about mothers and daughters. My mother, my daughters. My mother’s daughters, my daughters’ mothers. This is the story of a year.
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