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Bookreporter Talks To

Jun 16, 2020

Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Islanders, joins Carol to talk about her new book, Two Truths and a Lie. The book is set in Newburyport, Massachusetts where Meg lives, and they talk about how she brings this town to life in her fiction using the businesses and beaches there. The book is told from four points of view, one of which is as notes from the Mom Squad, a group of mothers who have bonded together through their daughters. Meg and Carol discuss the story structure and character development, as well as the changes social media has made in young people's lives and the ways in which parents must adapt. Carol learns more about the challenges and joys of writing a summer beach story with interesting characters and a storyline that brings escape.

Books discussed in this episode:

Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore

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