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Healing a Broken Heart

Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Makkai and Mark Mayer discuss how they develop struggling characters and help them rediscover themselves.

Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including "The Story of Arthur Truluv," "Open House" (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), "Talk Before Sleep" and "The Year of Pleasures," as well as the short story collection "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted....

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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novel "The Great Believers," one of the New York Times' top ten books for 2018, a finalist for the National Book Award and the ALA Carnegie Medal and winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award....

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Mark Mayer

Mark Mayer's stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review, Guernica, Colorado Review and Mid-American Review. Mayer has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He spent two years at Cornell College's Center for the Literary Arts as the Robert P....

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