Ann Beattie centers her new short-story collection, "The State We're In," around a restless, sassy teenager spending the summer with relatives in small-town Maine in order to attend a program for troubled teens. We'll talk to Beattie about her cast of characters and her writing, which one reviewer called "hypnotic storytelling."
Ann Beattie Explores Small-Town Maine in New Short Story Collection
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Ann Beattie, author of "The State We're In"