Melissa Bank hits "The Wonder Spot"

Melissa Bank
Melissa Bank's new book "The Wonder Spot" follows the life of a young woman from adolescence to the cusp of middle age.
MPR Photo/Euan Kerr

Author Melissa Bank blasted onto the literary scene with her book "The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing."

The novel was a runaway success and will become a film starring Sarah Michelle Geller and Alec Baldwin.

Yet it took Bank five years to publish her next novel "The Wonder Spot."

The book is a series of bittersweet stories about the life and adventures of Sophie Applebaum. Bank told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr most days Sophie is just muddling through.

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