Claire Messud

The Leonard Lopate Show

Claire Messud's Novel The Woman Upstairs

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Claire Messud talks about her new novel, The Woman Upstairs. Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover and has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. But she finds herself drawn deep into the complex world of a family.

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