The Bookshelf is NHPR’s series on authors and books with ties to the Granite State. All Things Considered features authors, covers literary events and publishing trends, and gets recommendations from each guest on what books listeners might want to add to their own bookshelves.

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This week, The Bookshelf features Jeremy Robinson. In many ways, our ability to fear keeps us safe. It’s our brain’s way of telling us to steer clear of danger. In the new novel by New Hampshire author Jeremy Robinson, MirrorWorld, we’re introduced to a character who feels no fear. Something has happened to him—he can’t remember what—that prevents him from feeling what we all feel from time to time. And when he wakes to a world he doesn’t seem to fully understand, he sees a world that is ruled by fear. Mobs of people in New Hampshire and around the world are protesting the things they fear, and they’re haunted by a mysterious darkness that points to an alternate and terrifying reality. Take a listen to Robinson’s conversation with All Things Considered host Peter Biello, or scroll down to read the Q&A below his book picks.

Follow this link for the interview: The Bookshelf: Fear and Fearlessness in Jeremy Robinson’s Novel, ‘MirrorWorld’ | New Hampshire Public Radio