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Live Newsday Book Club chat with 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' author Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler's 2013 novel, "We Are All

Karen Joy Fowler's 2013 novel, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," and the author. Credit: Plume, left; Brett Hall

For our second Newsday Book Club's live chat, we caught up with award-winning author Karen Joy Fowler.

Read our lively discussion of “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” (Plume), winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and a Newsday Top Book of 2013.

In the book, narrator Rosemary Cooke recalls her 1970s Midwestern childhood and the scientific experiment conducted by her father — one involving a chimpanzee — that tore apart her family.

Fowler offered her thoughts on the book's characters, how she researched the subject matter and more. (App users, click the link above.)

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