Peter Carey: "The Chemistry of Tears"

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Peter Carey: "The Chemistry of Tears"

Peter Carey, the award-winning author of "Oscar and Lucinda" and "Parrot and Olivier in America," joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Chemistry of Tears." It's a tale of two intertwined love stories involving a 19th century automaton and a man and a woman who can never meet.

Australian author Peter Carey is one of only two novelists to win the prestigious Booker Prize twice. He is nothing if not prolific. Over the course of his 40-year career he has written 12 novels, a collection of short stories, numerous essays, a travelogue and two screenplays. Every new book is eagerly awaited by his multitude of fans around the world, who are drawn by his quirky characters and unlikely pairings. His latest book, “The Chemistry of Tears,” is no exception--it's a romance of the mind across time and technology.

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Peter Carey

author and two-time winner of the Man Booker award

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Excerpt from "The Chemistry of Tears" by Peter Carey. Copyright 2012 by Peter Carey. Reprinted here by permission of Knopf. All rights reserved.

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