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Melissa Faye Greene, "No Biking in the House Without a Helmet"

In conversation with Seth Greenland
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Episode Summary

In the eight years after her four children left home, Melissa Greene and her husband adopted five children from orphanages in Bulgaria and Ethiopia. She chronicles their adventures from the front lines of parenthood.

Participant(s) Bio

Melissa Fay Greene is an author of non-fiction, whose award-winning books focus on social inequalities and how individual lives are transformed by the search for justice. Her book Praying for Sheetrock, the story of a courthouse gang on the rural coast of Georgia and the black community that tried to dislodge it, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has also written The Temple Bombing, Last Man Out, and There is No Me Without You.

Seth Greenland is the author of the novels The Bones, Shining City and the forthcoming The Angry Buddhist. His play Jungle Rot won the Kennedy Center/American Express Fund for New American Plays Award and the American Theatre Critics Association Award. He was a writer/producer on the two most recent seasons of the HBO series Big Love.