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September's Book: Everything You Know, by Zoë Heller

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club’s September selection is Zoë Heller’s first novel, Everything You Know. It’s a cynical dark comedy about a hack writer and accused murderer who becomes engrossed in his estranged daughter’s diaries after she commits suicide. They lead him to confront his failings as a father and in life. The New York Times called it “an acerbic, sneakily touching novel about the rehabilitation of a monster.”

Do you have a question for the author—leave it as a comment!

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Zoe Heller

Comments [3]

pordy from Madison, NJ

Saturday night at PROTO Gallery I don't regret acknowledging your fame and saying hello at the wine table, but I do regret not complimenting Melanie Baker for her stunning work!

Sep. 23 2013 01:37 AM
Liz from Montreal

This was my favorite book the year it came out. Wonderful characters and wit, and surprisingly moving. I have no questions for the author, but I look forward to reading it again and following the discussion!

Sep. 17 2013 02:12 PM
David Drescher from Montclair, NJ

This sounds like a depressing novel. I will not read it.

Sep. 12 2013 04:03 PM

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