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Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Catherine Gigante-Brown Although it's a work of fiction, "The El" was inspired by family stories I heard growing up. Not so much specific incidents but a particular feel evocative of an age--Dish Night at the Loews' 46th Street Theatre, family meals at my great grandmother's house, my great grandfather's work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the special bond my dad and his sister shared. I suppose it was percolating inside me for a long time and formulated into what eventually became "The El."

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