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The Jorgenson family is moving from Bethesda to London, which would be stressful enough even under the best circumstances. But add in a prescription pill problem, the resurfacing of a former friend and a runaway pet rabbit, the anxiety gets even worse. Local author Susan Coll talks with Kojo about her satirical take on relationships and real estate in 'The Stager.'
Excerpted from THE STAGER by Susan Coll, published in July 2014 by Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright © 2014 by Susan Coll. All rights reserved.
FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?