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"The Stager" by Susan Coll

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.'

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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.

The Stager

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