Novelist Mixes Middle Eastern Politics with Family Drama

A gay couple from Northampton, Massachusetts, gets caught in the cross-hairs of Middle Eastern politics in Judith Frank’s new novel, “All I Love and Know.” After one character’s brother and sister-in-law die suddenly in Israel, the two men – Matt and Daniel – are faced with bringing up the deceased couple’s orphaned children. In the final installment of our summer fiction series, Judith Frank tells New England Public Radio’s Karen Brown that the current war in Gaza makes her book especially relevant, even though she had no idea it would be published during an active conflict.