Episode 24 - Berry, Cather, Steinbeck and more!

Chris went to Governor's Island, NY for Cather Weekend. 

Chris went to Governor's Island, NY for Cather Weekend. 

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

– Just Read –
The Talented Ribkins – Ladee Hubbard (CW)
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (EF) (CW)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture – Wendell Berry (EF)
Jane Austen: A Brief Life – Fiona Stafford (CW)
Willa Cather: A Memoir – Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant (CW)

 – Biblio Adventures –
August 10 – Chris moderated a discussion with Sarah Praeger about her book Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World at Bookclub Bookstore & More
Emily stopped at Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT.
August 19-20 – Chris enjoyed a Cather Weekend on Governors Island sponsored by the Willa Cather Foundation

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 15 – Chris and Emily will be heading to the New Haven Public library for a discussion with winners of the Windham-Campbell prize. Check out the winners of the Windham-Campbell prize here.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Leavers – Lisa Ko (EF)
On Kingdom Mountain – Howard Frank Mosher (EF)
Glass Houses – Louise Penny (CW)
Idyll Fears: A Thomas Lynch Novel – Stephanie Gayle (CW)

 – Also Mentioned –
We discussed an editorial in the NY Times written by Daniel Handler entitled: Want Teenage Boys to Read? Give Them Books About Sex.
War is a Racket – Major General Smedley Butler
(Free full text of War is a Racket: https://archive.org/stream/WarIsARacket/WarIsARacket_djvu.txt)
The Art of Fermentation: An in-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World – Sandor Ellix Katz
Willa Cather exhibit at NY Society Library
Karl Ove Knausgard