Jessamine Chan

Book Shambles

We spoke to US author Jessamine Chan right after her novel, The School for Good Mothers was just revealed to be on Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List. She chats with Robin about bucking expectations of what the book is about, writer’s who’ve inspired her, avoiding parenting advice and they both try and not give away any of the twists and turns of the novel.

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Pic by Beowulf Sheehan and author’s website

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