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"'Til the Well Runs Dry" by Lauren Francis-Sharma

Lauren Francis-Sharma, an American born to Trinidadian parents, knew very little of her grandmother’s life growing up on the Caribbean island or the reasons why she would one day leave everything to come to the U.S. In her first novel, “’Til the Well Runs Dry,” she imagines the people, places and events that might have shaped her grandmother’s story, beginning in a rural town in Trinidad and ending in 1960s New York. Francis-Sharma joins Kojo to discuss how she traced her family’s multicultural history through fiction.

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Excerpted from "'Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel" by Lauren Francis-Sharma. © 2014, Henry Holt and Co. All Rights Reserved.

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