Posted on 11/16/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us love escaping reality while we read.

And Liane Moriarty’s latest book, Nine Perfect Strangers, meets that need in a few ways.

It’s set in a health resort (which maybe we can’t all afford, but we sure would like to imagine!) and also tosses real drama at the wealthy people there (perhaps soothing some of the envy we might feel).

While acknowledging that those in survival mode can’t afford to worry about such ideas as wellness and mindfulness, Moriarty doesn’t want to make light of anyone’s struggles.

“Just because we're living in comfortable lives doesn't mean we're immune from tragedy,” she told NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro in a recent interview.

Listen to Moriarty’s thoughts on this and the phenomenon of “women’s fiction” below or read chat highlights on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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