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February 03, 2013

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Gayle

Will this be archived if we can't tune in at 7?

Book Club Girl

Yes you can listen at the same link after the show!

Michelle B

I will not have internet at home to listen tonight, but I have some questions for Jennifer.

What makes you decide to write a set of short stories rather than one novel? Do you think there are different types of readers that gravitate to short stories vs. novels? I have read The Condition and also (obviously) this book. I think I gravitate more towards novels so that I can spend more time with the characters.

I grew up in western Pennsylvania and my grandmother lived for a short time in a mining town. I thought you were spot on in the descriptions of the town! I also remember as a kid, my grandmother getting the Pennsylvania blocks of cheese! You had to grow up in my neck of the woods - - OMG, I just googled you and I also grew up in Cambria County!! I was born and raised in Johnstown and my grandmother was in a mining town outside of Somerset. What a small world.

What are you working on next?

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