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Tom Perrotta is the author of several novels, including Election and The Leftovers. Ben King/HBO hide caption

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In New Novel, Tom Perrotta Shares 'Post-Parental' Reflections From An Empty Nest

Mrs. Fletcher tells the story of Eve, a single mother whose only child, Brendan, has left for college. Perrotta says the book was inspired by the upheaval he experienced when his own kids moved out.

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In New Novel, Tom Perrotta Shares 'Post-Parental' Reflections From An Empty Nest

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