When Setting Becomes A Character: A Discussion With Donna Hemans

We talk with Donna Hemans, author of the new novel Tea By The Sea, about the dual settings in her book. We also discuss our favorite books where the setting becomes its own character because it’s so integral to the story.

Books mentioned:
Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta
How To Love A Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs
Craigslist Confessional by Helene Dea Bala (Gayle’s review here)
Buzz Saw by Jesse Dougherty (Gayle’s review here)
Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Tea By The Sea by Donna Hemans (Gayle’s review here)
The Monsters of Templeton, Fates and Furies, and Florida by Lauren Groff (Gayle’s review here)
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Gayle’s review here)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Gayle’s review here)
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Golden Child by Claire Adam (Gayle’s review here)
Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

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