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Big Blend Radio: Author Lisa Braver Moss - Shrug

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Join hosts Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Park & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio with author Lisa Braver Moss who discusses her unflinching new novel SHRUG THAT.shares the story of the quiet rebellion and silent strife of a Berkeley student during the Vietnam-era Berkley, and bravely addresses impacts of family abuse

In “Shrug,” Moss delicately navigates the complexities of family abuse through the perspective of a parentified child and her self-blame and need for control. We think we know the story so well. When you ask most Americans to think about Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, they’ll likely picture flower children calling for peace and anti-war protestors filling the streets. The decade was a turning point in America, a time of radical change. And in the context of her family life, Martha Goldenthal is a radical. But her rebellion isn’t sex, drugs, or rock ’n’ roll – it’s doing well in school and escaping her academia-hating, abusive father. 

Featured music is “Lessons of My Father” by Jeff Kossack / Tall Men Group. Thanks to JKS Communications for sponsoring this episode.