Author Morgan Jerkins Explores her Family History in “Wandering in Strange Lands”

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In Wandering in Strange Lands, author Morgan Jerkins is debuting her sophomore album, so to speak—or, her second book. In the music industry, the curse of the “sophomore slump” refers to a breakout artist’s second effort failing to live up to the high standards of the first.

Author Morgan Jerkins.

Jerkins evades this slump with the release of her second book, penning beautiful prose that is engaging, thought-provoking, and authentic. Following the release of her 2018 New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing, Jerkins hits another home run and leaves her readers asking new questions about the world in which we live.  

Jerkins spoke to Ms. from her apartment in Harlem. 

Anne McCarthy: Where are you right now and how has your lockdown been?

Morgan Jerkins: I’m in New York, in Harlem. It’s going. I would’ve had a completely different…

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