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Maura Roosevelt Explores Storied Family Legacies With Debut Novel

2 monthes ago   |   By WWD

It was in the middle of a workshop with writer Mary Gaitskill that Maura Roosevelt realized her short story was anything but.
“It was a 40-page story and story,'” Roosevelt says, from the living room of her in-laws' Brooklyn town house, her husband and baby nearby. “So I just kept writing it.”
The story evolved into what is Roosevelt's first novel, “Baby of the Family”. It tells the story of the modern-day Whitbys, who are descendants of Astor-esque New York real estate moguls. After the great patriarch of the Whitbys dies, his children, half siblings Brooke, Shelley, and the youngest...
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