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In this week's Audio Book Club, Slate editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Emma Donoghue's Room, a best-selling novel about a 5-year-old boy raised by his mother in a shed where she has been held prisoner since before he was born. Rosin discusses her reluctance even to open the book, given its horror-movie setup, and how she got over it. Talbot analyzes the universal parenting issues that emerge from this unusual story. Bazelon points out Donoghue's deft use of children's literature.
In our next book club we will discuss Swamplandia!, the new novel by Karen Russell about the adventures of an alligator wrestler in southwest Florida in search of a lost sister. That one will air March 28, so start reading!
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