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Jan 5, 2023

Dani Shapiro joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about SIGNAL FIRES, which was named a best book of 2022 by Time Magazine, the Washington Post and Amazon, and was a 2022 Bookreporter Bets On selection. Dani shares that she started this book 15 years ago — but shelved it to turn to other projects — and came back to it in 2020. They talk about their favorite character (they both loved the same one) and what a terrible secret can do to a family who decides to keep it. Dani narrated the audio edition of SIGNAL FIRES, as well as some of her other work, and explains why she enjoys this experience. She also discusses her current project working on the screenplay for the book, as well as her podcast “Family Secrets.”

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Art Credit: Tom Fitzgerald
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