NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

Author Chloe Benjamin challenges her readers to explore that question in her new book, “The Immortalists.”

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Set on the Lower East Side in 1969, four siblings visit a psychic to seek their fortunes. What they learn informs their next five decades.

On the latest WCBS Author Talks podcast, Benjamin tells Marla Diamond the question has really struck a chord.

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“I feel that’s why this book is reaching a wider audience than my past work. I think it’s the sort of book that has a lot of universal appeal,” she said. “None of us know what comes after death. All of us, to some extent, are probably mystified or maybe a little bit frightened of it.”

“It seems like it’s the kind of book that people want to discuss after they read it,” she added.

Would you want to know?

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Find their full interview above. It’s also featured in this week’s podcast, which is available on iTunes and