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Bookreporter Talks To

Jan 19, 2023

Allegra Goodman joins Carol Fitzgerald to discuss her latest novel, SAM, which is a “Read with Jenna” Today Show Book Club selection. They talk about the character development of Sam, and Allegra’s challenge of writing her with the right voice as she ages.

They explore Sam’s worldview during her coming of age and how it changes through the years, as risk comes more to the forefront. Allegra explains why she included climbing in the book and who inspired Sam as a young climber. And they share their love of adventure films, namely one called Free Solo.

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