Episode 20 - Another giveaway! Upcoming Grapes of Wrath Read Along and more...

To celebrate our 20th episode we are giving away books!

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

– Giveaway –
In order to enter please email us via our contact page with the message “Giveaway”: https://www.bookcougars.com/contact/
– The 10th emailer will receive –
Shiver Hitch – Linda Greenlaw
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
An American Marriage – Tayari Jones
– The 20th emailer will receive –  
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler – Jessica Speart
The Constitution of the United States of America

– Grapes of Wrath Read Along –
Chris and Emily will be doing a joint read of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath. The discussion of the book will be live on August 22nd. If you have any questions or comments you would like us to address, please get in touch via email or social media by August 17th.

 – Just Read –
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin (EF) release date January 2018
New Haven Noir – edited by Amy Bloom (CW) release date August 3
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home – Rhoda Janzen (EF) (audio)
Tokens of Affection: The Letters of a Planter’s Daughter in the Old South – Maria Bryan, Bryan Harford Connell, Carol K. Bleser (Editor) – (CW)
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (EF) release date September 12

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty – Elizabeth L. Silver (EF)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula – Loren D. Estleman (CW)
Stay With Me – Ayòbami Adébáyò (EF) release date August 22

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily watched the BFG based on the Roald Dahl book. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
June 29 – Chris and Emily went to Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to see Weike Wang author of Chemistry
July 7 – Laura Thoma author of Mastering the Art of Self-Expression in conversation with John Valeri at Bookclub Bookstore

– Upcoming Jaunts –
July 12 – Chris Colfer author of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
July 17 – Bill Roorbach author of The Girl of the Lake: Stories at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
July 29 – Benjamin Thomas author of Jack Be Quick at Bookclub Bookstore
Emily is headed to Long Beach Island, New Jersey where she will visit: The Bookworm and LBI Bookswap
Then she is headed to Quoque, Long Island where she will visit: Open Book and Burton’s Book Store

– Upcoming Reads –
The Farm in the Green Mountains – Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer (EF)
Black Orchid Blues – Persia Walker (CW)
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (CW) (EF)
http://www.shulycawood.com/memoir/
Available from the UK Publisher: http://platypuspress.co.uk/thegoingandgoodbye
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-going-and-goodbye-shuly-x-chitl-cawood/1126550596?ean=9780993532191
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Going-and-Goodbye-Shuly-Xochitl-Cawood/9780993532191

– Also Mentioned –
Episode 90 of Reading Envy where they discuss East of Eden – John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck Museum
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, MI

Book Cougars Steinbeck and Cawood Porch.JPG

Coming in August...

Chris and Emily are doing a read along of the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
The next author spotlight with Shuly Cawood to discuss her new memoir: The Going and Goodbye.