Hosts Patricia Welch, O.B. Hill and Emma Jackson Ford speak with J. California Cooper about her most recent novel Life Is Short, But Wide. From Publisher's Weekly: "Cooper's characteristic motherly wit carries an appealing raft of characters through a world tougher than it is tender, but touched with beauty and wisdom." Cooper has been described as "telling stories before she could write," and is the author of plays, short stories and novels. She was honored as the Black Playwright of 1978.