Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of Mother Of George

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Danai and Isaach

How It All Began

While attending a conference at the International Association of Women Justices, Darci Picoult heard a woman from Zimbabwe tell a story that she referred to as Mother George. While hearing the woman’s story, Picoult felt an instant connection. She would eventually reach out to that woman who planted the initial story seed, and interview African couples living in Brooklyn. The research helped Picoult create her own family on the page.

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