Utah Lit: Sara Zarr's "Roomies" and "What We Lost"


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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce and Brennan Smith and The Salt Lake Tribune. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Adolescence - and all the confusion that comes with bodies, minds and relationships in flux - is bread and butter for young adult novelist Sara Zarr. In her 2009 book "What We Lost," Zarr uses the abduction of a teenage girl to explore the effect the tragedy has on youth in the community as well as deep questions of faith and doubt. Her latest work, "Roomies," takes a more lighthearted approach to youth in transition, focusing on two recent high school grads who are matched to become college roommates and the up-and-down process of becoming friends. Tribune columnist Ann Cannon, book reporter Ellen Fagg Weist and reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce discuss Zarr's books during the Tribune’s monthly book club, Utah Lit.

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