Episode 4 --- Jennine Capó Crucet

January 1, 2016

 Photo Credit: Alexander Lumans 

 

 

Jennine Capó Crucet is cool. We met in November at the Miami Book Fair, and she couldn't have been any nicer. I could have sat down with her and discussed books for hours. It turns out that we like a lot of the same writers. And, I really enjoyed her debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers.

 

The Miami native is the also author of the award-winning short story collection How to Leave Hialeah. She has a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in English and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota. 

 

In this week's ReadMore podcast, we talk about Make Your Home Among Strangers, microaggressions, the book that made her think she could be a writer and her "freak out" over finding just the right title for her novel.

 

Interview Hightlights:

 

Jennine reveals...

 

- the novels she re-reads every year to "recalibrate" her soul

- the novel which "feels like it's excluding her on every page"

- the novel she thinks every young woman should read

 

To win a free, signed copy of Make Your Home Among Strangers, listen to the podcast, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/readmorepodcast and write a message on our page telling us which rapper helped Jennine come up with the title of her novel.

 

Click here to listen to the podcast.

 

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Make Your Home Among Strangers

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