Emily Jeanne Miller's new novel is The News From the End of the World.
From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:
Q: How did you come up with the idea for the family you write about in The News From the End of the World, the Lake family, and for this novel?Visit Emily Jeanne Miller's website.
A: For me, a novel comes from so many different places. In 2010 I became an aunt to twin boys—my sister’s kids. We’re twins. I didn’t have kids then and I adored [my nephews]. I had an uncomplicated love for them. Seeing my sister being a parent, [I saw] how much less complicated it is to be an aunt! I had never read about an uncle or aunt. It started as Vance’s story and the niece he adored. He was butting heads with his brother over his niece.
Q: So it started just with Vance’s point of view?
A: Yes, I think it got about...[read on]