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Kate Atkinson Tells Book Club How She Crafts Characters At All Life Stages

June 16th, 2015

Episode 74 of 550 episodes

In A God in Ruins, Atkinson jumps forward and backward in time, telling the story of characters as children, parents and grandparents. "We don't just live in this moment," she says.

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