You can’t choose your family, as the saying goes, but writers do choose the families they write about. In Perfume River, Robert Olen Butler writes about the way war has shaped one American family. In Wally Lamb’s I’ll Take You There, he reprises protagonist Felix Funicello, who realizes valuable lessons about the women in his family; and in All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg shows how the life of a single woman is anchored by her few remaining family members. Susan Larson moderates a discussion of the way families provide a great—if not the greatest—subject for fiction.Sponsored by Backspace Bar and Kitchen.
SAT 3/25 1:00 PM
Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom