In Dani Shapiro’s new novel, an adolescent daughter becomes upset and withdrawn after a summer at camp, and what seems at first like ordinary teen behavior soon threatens to tear apart a family. Shapiro talks with Diane about how her own troubles as a daughter and as a parent shaped the story.


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