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“I grew up in California, first in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and then in a nearby suburb much like the one in which ‘Life in Miniature’ is set,” said lecturer Linda Schlossberg. “I was one of those kids who was always reading, which I think gave me a good understanding from an early age of how voice and character work.

Troubled youth

Coming of age shadowed by mother’s mental illness in debut novel



“It’s a book about trying to answer questions, even though you’re not really going to find an answer,” said writer Suzanne Berne, who is out with a new memoir about her grandmother. “People contain history, and they contain all sorts of connections to events they lived through.”

Mystery woman

Berne gathers clues to grandmother’s life for ‘Missing Lucile’