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Author Martha Mcphee

Author Martha McPhee's new novel is called Gorgeous Lies and it's a follow-up to her critically acclaimed first novel, Bright Angel Time. Both books are about growing up in a communal blended household in the 70s run by a dictatorial patriarch. In Gorgeous Lies, the patriarch is dying. The eight children try to make peace with their father and each other. McPhee currently teaches at Hofstra University.

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Other segments from the episode on September 19, 2002

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 19, 2002: Interview with Charles Heyman and Alex Standish; Interview with Martha McPhee; Review of Alvin Youngblood Hart's new album, "Down in the alley."

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