Posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re just settling in with your lunch, we have a nice long read for you. 

Slate reporter Ruth Graham managed to interview three people at the center of a memoir scandal: Alex Malarkey, the titular child of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, and his parents.

Alex’s criticism of the book came to a head in 2015, when a blogger posted his official rejection — and when its publisher pulled it from circulation — but his father stands by the story.

What isn’t up for debate: that while the disagreements were embarrassing for the publisher and Christian genre, they were devastating to the Malarkey family.

Hear from the key players themselves in Graham’s piece about the saga of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven.

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