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Author Rosellen Brown on What Happens "Before and After" Family Tragedy

Brown wrote the novels "Civil Wars" and "Tender Mercies." Her newest is called "Before and After." It's the story of a family's struggle to survive tragedy: their seventeen-year-old son Jacob conceals his darker side from his parents until the chief of police comes looking for Jacob one night in connection with the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.

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Other segments from the episode on September 10, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 10, 1992: Interview with Rosellen Brown; Interview with Trish Riley; Review of the fall television season.

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