Book cover of Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation by Maud Newtonby Maud Newton

“Extraordinary and wide-ranging . . . a literary feat that simultaneously builds and excavates identity.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club Pick • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize • An acclaimed writer goes searching for the truth about her complicated Southern family—and finds that our obsession with ancestors opens up new ways of seeing ourselves—in this “brilliant mix of personal memoir and cultural observation” (The Boston Globe).

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Esquire, Garden & Gun

Interview with the Author

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Maud Newton and Jhumpa Lahiri interrogate one’s place in the world
4/8/22          18 min

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3/31/22           46 min

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Maud Newton: How to Come to Terms With Troubling Ancestors
10/29/22           46 min

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Episode 149: Maud Newton
3/31/22            36 min




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