Whether or not Tolstoy was right, the family unit (immediate or extended) often forms the emotional nucleus of the novel. Four writers discuss the role family plays in their newest work.
Jamie Ford, Songs of Willow Frost
Karen Joy Fowler, We Are Completely Beside Ourselves
Andrew Sean Greer, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
J. Robert Lennon, Familiar
Moderated by David Abrams