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Interview: Carole Geithner, author of If Only

Mar 27, 2012

Carole Geithner’s debut novel, IF ONLY, follows 13-year-old Corinna as she deals with the heartbreak of losing her mother to cancer. Despite being alienated from her peers, including her best friend, she gradually finds support and manages to get through eighth grade --- while finding out some deep secrets about her mother along the way. In this interview, conducted by reviewer Sarah Rachel Egelman, Geithner shares her inspiration for writing the book and sheds some light on her protagonist. She also touches on her experience as a social worker and mother, talks about writing from a teenage perspective, and gives a glimpse into what she’s working on next.