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Listen Up: We’re Reading Author Rumaan Alam Loud and Clear

Listen Up BY liz 06/18/2018


We’re kicking off this week with an overdue (and not overly long) Alex update! Then! We’ve got the brilliantly insightful author and editor Rumaan Alam on the record about his second novel That Kind of Mother, which explores family, race, motherhood, and (to a lesser extent) Princess Diana.


P.S. Who knew everything looks better with a touch of tortoiseshell? The designer behind Machete, that’s who—and you can snag all of her earrings for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.


Special and amazing author Rumaan Alam on how he writes women so well…


To advertise on our podcast, email Our intro music, “Butterfield East,” is written and performed by The Soulful Saints. Our audio editing is done by Liz Smith, and we record at ShowBriz Studios. Hungry for even more book talk? Tune into Celeste Ng, on how she wrote what everyone’s reading.



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