Autumn and Kendra chat with Maggie O'Farrell about her first work of nonfiction, her memoir I Am, I Am, I Am. O'Farrell talks about why she wanted to write a memoir after seven novels and about her own relationship with mortality, which inspired her to share the stories her seventeen brushes with death. Author Bio Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, The Distance Between Us, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, The Hand That First Half Mine, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, Instruction for a Heatwave, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, This Must Be the Place and I Am, I Am, I Am. She lives in Edinburgh. Buy the Book Website | Facebook Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Carley T. and Stephanie W. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org. SOCIAL MEDIA Reading Women Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Music “Reading Women” Composed and Recorded by Isaac and Sarah GreeneLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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