Episode 17 - The Cougars go bicoastal visiting both Portland's in the same week!

Episode Seventeen Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) – Nora McInerny (EF)
     Aaron Joseph Purmort’s obituary
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance (CW)
History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund (EF)
Shiver Hitch – Linda Greenlaw (EF & CW)
The Grand Central Baking Book – Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson (EF)
Georgia – Dawn Tripp (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Gypsy Moth Summer – Julia Fierro (CW)
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home – Rhoda Janzen (EF) (audio)

– Biblio Adventures –
May 23 – Girls Write Now Awards
     Awards were given to: Zadie Smith, Sophia Amoruso, Ilana Glazer, Melissa Harris-Perry, Abbi      Jacobson
     Melissa Harris-Perry’s most recent OpEd in the NY Times
     Girls Write Now Anthologies
May 26 – Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore and Russell Library
May 31-June 2 – Book Expo
     Conference Sessions from Book Expo:
     Adult Editor’s Buzz
     The First Amendment Resistance Presented by PEN America
     An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton
     Book Reviews: The Diversity of Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation
           Anti Oppression Web Tool 
     WTF is Happening, Senator Franken
Chris went to her niece’s graduation at Williams College where the commencement speaker was Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. Listen to it here.
Chris went out West and visited three bookstores:
     Godfather’s Books and Espresso in Astoria, OR
     Powell’s in Portland, OR
     Green Bean Books in Portland, OR
Emily went up to Maine and visited three bookstores (and chased Linda Greenlaw to no avail):
     Library Bookstore in Bath, ME
     Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops and Cafe in Damariscotta, ME
     Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME

– Upcoming Jaunts –
June 14 – Chris will head to RJ Julia Bookstore to see Linda Greenlaw author of Shiver Hitch
June 29 – Emily will head to Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to see Weike Wang author of Chemistry

– Upcoming Reads –
Foxlowe – Eleanor Wasserberg (CW)
The Standard Grand – Jay Baron Nicorvo (CW)
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin (EF)
An American Marriage – Tayari Jones (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic - Colum McCann
Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones
Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World – Sarah Prager
Plainsong – Kent Haruf
Honey Paw Restaurant in Portland, OR
 

Episode 16 - Biblio Adventures galore (and books)

Episode Sixteen Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

Follow up: Kathleen Rooney’s Poems While You Wait proceeds go to her imprint Rose Metal Press

 – Just Read –
Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For – Rebecca Schuman (CW)
Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout (EF)
Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940’s & 50’s: A Library of America Boxed Set edited by Sarah Weinman. In A Lonely Place – Dorothy B. Hughes (CW)
Saints for All Occasions – J. Courtney Sullivan (EF)
Red Car – Marcy Dermansky (EF)

books we Just Couldn’t Read (or DNF’d)
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins (CW)
One in a Million Boy – Monica Wood (EF)
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (CW)
Blue Light Yokohama – Nicolás Obregón (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund (EF)
Connecticut Valley Tobacco – Brianna Dunlap (CW)
The Gypsy Moth Summer – Julia Fierro (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris, Emily and their friend Russell had a trifecta visiting Breakwater Books, RJ Julia Bookseller and the Book Barn all in one day!
Chris, Emily and their friend Julia visited the Emily Dickinson Museum while Russell visited Amherst Books.
Emily went to Powell’s Books in Portland, OR both the main store and the store on Hawthorne to see David Callahan author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age.
Emily saw the outside of the bookstore Another Read Through but didn’t get to visit so there is a reason to go back to Portland!
Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers to see Cathryn Jakobson Ramin discuss her book Crooked: Outwitting the Back Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.
Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers to see the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate. They performed readings from Laureates of Connecticut: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Emily and Chris are planning a joint jaunt to Yale’s Beinecke Library to see an exhibit.
May 23 – Emily is headed into NYC to attend a gala event for the Girls Write Now Awards
May 24 – Chris is headed to Bookclub Bookstore & More to see Brianna Dunlap author of Connecticut Valley Tobacco.
May 31-June 2 – Book Expo America

– Upcoming Reads –
Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World – Sarah Prager (CW)
The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Guilded Age – David Callahan (EF)
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) – Nora McInerny (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (CW)
Maine – J. Courtney Sullivan (EF)
Inside Philanthropy is an online resource to learn Who’s Funding What, and Why
Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast

Episode 15 - Booktopia debrief and book recommendations with our guest Ann Kingman

Episode Fifteen Show Notes

– Biblio Adventures –
Books on the Nightstand debrief with Ann Kingman
Jane Sobel Klonsky – Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love
Lauren Grodstein – History of Love
Victor Lodato – Edgar & Lucy
Lisa Ko – The Leavers
Kathleen Rooney – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Jason Rekulak – The Impossible Fortress
Jim Shepard – The World to Come: Stories
Peter Heller – Celine
Jessica Shattuck – Women in the Castle
Will Schwalbe – Books for Living

– Ann’s Book Recommendations –
Saints for All Occasions – J. Courtney Sullivan
Chemistry: A novel – Weike Wang (release date 5/23/2017)
A House Among the Trees: A novel – Julia Glass (release date 6/13/2017)
Stay With Me – Ayòbami Adébáyò (release date 8/22/2017)
The Red-Haired Woman: A novel – Orhan Pamuk (release date 8/22/2017)
Norma – Sofi Oksanen (release date 9/5/2017)
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic – Daniel Mendelsohn (release date 9/12/2017)
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery – Scott Kelly (release date 10/17/2017)

– Also Mentioned –
Russell Gray blogs at https://www.inkandpaperblog.com/ and vlogs at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnHIesGYARon0fpRkyBGJoQ
Kathleen Rooney is founder of Poems While You Wait
Jason Rekulak runs the publishing company Quirk Books and he spoke about his book Penis Pokey – look it up!
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Episode 14 - Leg Cramps, F-Bombs, A Passionate Movie Review (and books)

Episode Fourteen Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

The Book Cougars had a great shout out on the Reading Envy podcast: check it out

 – Just Read –
The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak (CW)
The Opposite of Everyone – Joshilyn Jackson (EF)
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero (CW) (audio)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
One in a Million Boy – Monica Wood (EF)
Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For – Rebecca Schuman (CW)
Upstream – Mary Oliver (EF)
How to be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up – Emilie Wapnick (CW) 
Click here for Emilie Wapnick’s Ted Talk

– Biblio Adventures –
April 28-29 – Newburyport Literary Festival in Newburyport, MA
Emily talks about the following authors/books:
      Dawn Tripp author of the book Georgia
      Monica Wood author of the book The One In a Million Boy
      Michelle Hoover author of the book Bottomland
      Myfanwy Collins, Nadine Darling, Carla Panciera, Holly Robinson
      Andre Dubus III, Ruth Franklin, Richard Russo
      Caroline Leavitt author of the book Cruel, Beautiful World
Chris participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Chris and Emily talk about A Quiet Passion – the new film about the life of Emily Dickinson. You can watch the trailer here. Chris gives it a thumbs down and Emily gives it a thumbs up.
Independent Bookstore Day – Emily was at Jabberwocky Bookshop. Chris was at the newly opened Bookclub Bookstore & More!

– Upcoming Jaunts –
May 5-6 – BOOKTOPIA – at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT
May 15 – Emily is heading to Powell’s Books in Portland, OR to see David Callahan author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
May 24 – Chris is headed to Bookclub Bookstore & More! to see Brianna Dunlap author of Connecticut Valley Tobacco.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Leavers – Lisa Ko (EF)
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins (CW)
Connecticut Valley Tobacco – Brianna Dunlap (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains – Nicholas Carr  
James and the Giant Peach / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Russell Gray blogs at https://www.inkandpaperblog.com/
 

Episode 13 - Birds, Dickinson, The Dude Diet, Playboy, Steinbeck (and books)

Episode Thirteen Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
Celine – Peter Heller (CW) (EF)
The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak (EF)
Our Short History – Lauren Grodstein (EF) (audio)
Book of Aron – Jim Shepard (EF)
The Leavers – Lisa Ko (CW)
Just Mercy: The Story of Justice and Redemption (CW) (audio)
The Lotterys Plus One - Emma Donoghue (CW) – DNF’d (did not finish, but passed it on to Emily)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero (CW) (audio)
The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck (CW)
The Opposite of Everyone – Joshilyn Jackson (EF)
The Dude Diet Cookbook – Serena Wolf (CW) – Chris wrote about her foray into cooking from this cookbook on her blog.

– Biblio Adventures –
April 6 – Chris went to the Mark Twain House to hear Ann M. Ryan discuss The Haunted Mark Twain
April 20th – RJ Julia Booksellers – Jennifer Ackerman author of The Genius of
Emily watched A Quiet Passion – the new film about the life of Emily Dickinson. You can watch the trailer here.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
April 28-29 – Newburyport Literary Festival in Newburyport, MA
April 29 – Independent Bookstore day – GO SHOPPING! Chris is heading to Bookclub Bookstore for their grand opening that day. Emily will be shopping at Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport, MA.
May 5-6 – BOOKTOPIA – at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT
Chris is hoping to see A Quiet Passion – the film that Emily already got to see. Then we can discuss!
On the way home from Vermont we will stop by the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA.
AND, Amherst Books in Amherst, MA.

– Upcoming Reads –
Blue Light Yokohama – Nicolás Obregón (EF)
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Upstream – Mary Oliver
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

Episode 12 - Surprise, it's a bonus episode with a super-duper special guest!

Episode 12 Show Notes

-Biblio Adventure-
Chris and Emily went on a joint jaunt to Rhode Island to hear Bryan Stevenson speak. 
Bryan Stevenson is the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
He is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Listen to his TED TALK.
He was awarded the 2017 Stowe Prize and will be visiting Hartford, CT in June: https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/worxcms_published/calendar_page1103.shtml 

TO DONATE to the Equal Justice Initiative: DONATE NOW

Our special guest, Michael Kindness, was the host of the podcast Books on the Nightstand. Sadly, the podcast is no longer in production but you can listen to past episodes by visiting the website or searching for it on iTunes.
Michael made a recommendation for a book that will release in January 2018:
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Episode 11 - History & Hickies and Books & Biblio Adventures

Episode Eleven Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee (EF)(CW)
We Are Okay – Nina LaCour (EF)
The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good – Ryan Honeyman (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Celine – Peter Heller (EF)
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero (CW) (audio)
Books for Living – Will Schwalbe (CW)
The Lotterys Plus One - Emma Donoghue (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
March 27 – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe – Min Jin Lee author of Pachinko
March 30 – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe – Jessica Shattuck author of The Women in the Castle and Julie Himes author of Mikhail and Margarita
We were surprised by a new used bookstore in Westerly, RI – ReReads Bookshop
April 4 – Chris and Emily went on a joint jaunt to the NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the movie 1984 
April 5th – Amor Towles and Christina Baker Kline at the Center for Fiction in NYC
Chris watched To Walk Invisible: The Lives of the Bronte Sisters on PBS and highly recommends it
We went on a joint jaunt to see the horror movie Get Out.
Emily visited Phil's Stationery store in NYC

– Upcoming Jaunts –
April 6 – Chris is heading to the Mark Twain House to hear Ann M. Ryan discuss The Haunted Mark Twain
April 8 – Bryan Stevenson author of Just Mercy at McVinney Auditorium in Providence, RI
April 13 – Guilford Library – Letters from the Battlefield with Rick Maynard

– Upcoming Reads –
The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak (EF)
History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund (EF)
The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Sick Puppy – Carl Hiassen
Emma Donoghue books: Room and Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins – check out her website https://emmadonoghue.com/

Episode 10 - Our top "ten" of all time, or for today, and a book giveaway/raffle

Episode Ten Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Top “Ten” –
Chris:

The Story About Ping – Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Dracula – Bram Stoker
One of Ours – Willa Cather (Chris has two blog posts about this one: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2012/05/one-of-ours-book-5-intro.html and http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2012/05/one-of-ours-thoughts-comments.html)
The Stand or Salem’s Lot or The Shining – Stephen King
A Lantern in Her Hand – Bess Streeter Aldrich (check out the blog post Chris wrote about visiting the Aldrich home: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2011/04/elms-author-bess-streeter-aldrichs-home.html)
Life and Death in Shanghai – Nien Cheng
The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible! – Otto L. Bettman
The Seven Storey Mountain – Thomas Merton
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness – Karen Armstrong
Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics – Cynthia Enloe
Honorable Mentions:
Awakening the Buddah Within: Eight Steps To Enlightenment – Lama Surya Das
The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck (Chris wrote a blog post about this one, too: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2010/07/good-earth-by-pearl-s-buck.html)

Emily:
So Long: Stories – Lucia Berlin
The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
State of Wonder – Ann Patchett
Delicious! – Ruth Reichl
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality – Pema Chodron
In the Sweet Kitchen: The Definitive Baker’s Companion – Regan Daley
How Reading Changed My Life or Still Life with Bread Crumbs or anything by – Anna Quindlen

– Just Read –
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (CW)
Life Long Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day – Chris Fox (CW)
http://www.chrisfoxwrites.com/audiobooks/
The Oven – Sophie Goldstein (CW)
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney (EF)
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders (EF) (audio)
Edgar & Lucy – Victor Lodato (EF)
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life – Kim Severson (EF)
Babette’s Feast – Isak Dineson (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness – Michael Branch (CW)
5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter – Chris Fox (CW)
http://www.chrisfoxwrites.com/audiobooks/
The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success – Jennifer Lee (CW)
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee (EF)(CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory where she salivated over many different editions of Dracula
Emily watched the movie Babette’s Feast based on the Isak Dineson novella
Chris and Emily went on a joint jaunt to see I Am Not Your Negro – a movie about James Baldwin
Chris visited the bookstore Book People in Austin, TX

– Upcoming Jaunts –
March 27 – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe – Min Jin Lee author or Pachinko
April 5th – Amor Towles and Christina Baker Kline at the Center for Fiction in NYC
April 28-29 – Newburyport Literary Festival

– Upcoming Reads –
The Book of Aron – Jim Shepard (EF)
In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri (EF)
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin (CW)
Books for the Living – Will Schwalbe (CW)
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney (CW)
Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin (CW)
Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front – Mary Jennings Hegar (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
The Engagements – J. Courtney Sullivan
Empire Falls – Richard Russo
The Readers podcast

 

Episode 9 - Knitted Knockers, Little Free Libraries, Sperm Donation (and books)

Episode Nine Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
The Other F-Word – Natasha Friend (CW)
Kindred – Octavia Butler (EF)
You’ll Grow Out of It – Jessi Klein (EF) (audio)
News of the World – Paulette Jiles (EF)
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth – Lindsey Lee Johnson (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (CW)
Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness – Michael Branch (CW)
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
February 28 – Guilford Public Library – Peter Woerner author of Odyssey: Fifty Years of Travel Drawings and Memories.
March 2 – Guilford Public Library - Christine Woodside author of Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books
March 7 – RJ Julia Booksellers – Natasha Friend author of The Other F-Word
March 8 – RJ Julia Booksellers – Elinor Lipman author of On Turpentine Lane
Emily watched the movie Wild based on Cheryl Strayed novel of the same name.
Chris went on a Little Free Library trek. Find one near you: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

– Upcoming Jaunts –
April 4th – over 140 art house movie theatres across the country in 124 cities and in 41 states, plus four locations in Canada, are collectively participating in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the movie 1984 starring John Hurt. Check to see if there is one near you!
March 9-12 – New York Antiquarian Book Fair – at the Park Avenue Armory
March 27 – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe – Min Jin Lee author or Pachinko
April 8 – Bryan Stevenson author of Just Mercy at McVinney Auditorium in Providence, RI

– Upcoming Reads –
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee (EF)(CW)
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders (EF) (audio)
1984 – George Orwell (EF)
Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotes – Garson O’Toole (CW)
Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Undermines Tomorrow’s Medicine – Richard F. Harris (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Pattern for Knitted Knockers: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-knockers
The Enchanted – Rene Denfeld
Stolen Years: Stories of the Wrongfully Imprisoned – Reuven Fenton// Chris wrote a review of this one on her blog: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2015/11/stolen-years-stories-of-wrongfully.html
Annie Philbrick, owner of Savory Bookstore & Café and Bank Square Books has been chosen as a judge for the National Book Awards: http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/westerly/10063819-154/philbrick-named-judge-for-prestigious-national-book-awards.html
Blossoms & Bayonets: A Story of Love, Faith and Courage Under Japanese Occupation – Jana McBurney-Lin and Hi-Dong Chai
The Orphan Masters Son – Adam Johnson
Goodreads fact: If you put a book on your Want to Read list you can sign up to get alerts regarding give aways, e-read deals and more for the book.

Episode 8 - Biblio Adventure Bonanza! (and books...)

Episode Eight Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
1984 – George Orwell (CW)
Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert – Patricia Cornwell (CW)
Chris writes about this one on her blog: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2017/02/patricia-cornwell-takes-another-stab-at.html
Macbeth – William Shakespeare (CW) (audio)
The City Bakers Guide to Country Living – Louise Miller (EF) (audio)
The Mothers – Brit Bennett (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Brown Girl Dreaming – Jaqueline Woodson (CW)
The Vampyre: A Tale – John William Polidori (CW)
Kindred – Octavia Butler (EF)
Best Food Writing 2016 – Edited by Holly Hughes (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
February 15 – RJ Julia Booksellers – Brunonia Barry author of The Lace Reader and The Fifth Petal
February 16 – 92nd St Y – George Saunders and Colson Whitehead
February 17 – Morgan Library to see the Emily Dickinson Exhibit
Three Lives & Company bookstore
McNally Jackson Books
Goods for the Study – McNally Jackson Books sister stationary store with journals, pens, etc.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris is going to see the play Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill
March 2 – Guilford Public Library - Christine Woodside author of Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books
March 7 – RJ Julia Booksellers – Natasha Friend author of The Other F-Word
March 8 – RJ Julia Booksellers – Elinor Lipman author of On Turpentine Lane
March 9-12 – New York Antiquarian Book Fair – at the Park Avenue Armory
March 27 – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe – Min Jin Lee author or Pachinko

– Upcoming Reads –
The Other F-Word – Natasha Friend (CW)
Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood – Thomas Peckett Prest (CW)
The Dry – Jane Harper (CW)
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation – Brad Ricca (CW)
You’ll Grow Out of It – Jessi Klein (EF) (audio)
News of the World – Paulette Jiles (EF)
Babette’s Feast – Isak Dinesen (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Check out this cool podcast where mom and daughter duo, Barb and Tracie, talk all things knitting and books – 2 Knit Lit Chicks
I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People – Brit Bennett
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
The Son - Philipp Meyer
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben and Tim Flannery
The North Shore Literary Trail: From Bradstreet's Andover to Hawthorne's Salem - Kristin Bierfelt

Booktopia at Northshire Bookstore May 5-6, 2017 – There are still tickets available!
Books and Authors:
      Our Short History – Lauren Grodstein
      Celine – Peter Heller
      The Leavers – Lisa Ko
      The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak
      Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney
      Books for Living – Will Schwalbe
      The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck
      The World to Come: Stories – Jim Shepard