Posted on 09/01/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Five Days Gone is not your average family memoir. (Though who wants to read an average memoir, right?)

Journalist Laura Cumming’s mother was kidnapped for a few days when she was just three years old.

She didn’t remember the incident ... and no one told her for literally decades.

And that wasn’t the only example of something crucial in her life that the rest of the world knew and kept from her, either.

Five Days Gone is Cumming’s book about her mother’s life and how the significant events of it deeply affected her.

You can learn a bit more about it, without spoiling the deeper surprises, in Cumming’s interview with Mary Louise Kelly on All Things Considered.

Listen below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

Tagged As: Author interview, Memoir, NPR

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