Mona Simpson

novelist

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American novelist, Professor of English at UCLA, and Writer in Residence at Bard College; author of Casebook and My Hollywood

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We are never prepared to discover our parents are fallible; Simpson's protagonist investigates his parents' lives but most of what he uncovers he doesn't wish to know.

Mona Simpson: Casebook

We are never prepared to discover our parents are fallible; Simpson's protagonist investigates his parents' lives but most of what he uncovers he doesn't wish to know.

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Mona Simpson: Casebook

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Author Mona Simpson joins Madeleine Brand in KCRW’s studios to talk about her latest novel,  Casebook , set right here in Santa Monica.

Author Mona Simpson

Author Mona Simpson joins Madeleine Brand in KCRW’s studios to talk about her latest novel, Casebook , set right here in Santa Monica.

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