Episode 44 - National Poetry Month, Luis Alberto Urrea and books, lots of books!

 Luis Alberto Urrea discussing his book  The House of Broken Angels  at  Bookshop Santa Cruz .

Luis Alberto Urrea discussing his book The House of Broken Angels at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

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

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It’s National Poetry Month and we are celebrating with a poetry video project.
Check out our Book Tube Channel to see a recitation of a poem every day of April.

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Tornado Weather – Deborah E. Kennedy (CW)
Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel – Maile Meloy (EF)
The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain’s Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home – Peg Dawson, Richard Guare (CW)
Chameleon Moon:Poems – Antonia Clark (EF)
Chicago Poems – Carl Sandburg (CW)
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit – Michael Finkel (CW) (audio)

– Just Read –
The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory (EF)
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather – Willa Cather, Andrew Jewell (CW)
Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide Open Heart – Scott Stabile (EF)
The Paris Spy (Maggie Hope Mystery #7) – Susan Elia MacNeal (CW)
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit – Michael Finkel (EF)
Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily visited several California bookstores:
Books Inc. in Alameda
Rocket Reuse in Alameda
Coastside Books in Half Moon Bay
Bookshop Santa Cruz on March 26th to see Luis Alberto Urrea discuss his book The House of Broken Angels

Chris tried to go to an author event in Stonington, CT but it was canceled. She did, however, come across a nice Little Free Library where she found a copy of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (The Two Mrs Lloyd #1) by Elizabeth Buchan. Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America by Vegas Tenold event she was trying to attend will be rescheduled.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
April 4th – We are heading on a joint jaunt to Jeff Kinney’s bookstore An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe to see Michael Finkel discuss his book Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

April 7th – Chris is heading to Bookclub Bookstore & More to join John Valeri in conversation with R.C. Goodwin to discuss his new book Model Child

April 7th – Chris won’t be able to make the event with Emily Anhalt discussing her book Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths at The Yale Bookstore but wishes she could.

April 12th – We are going on a joint jaunt to Savoy Bookshop and Cafe for the Reading Across Road Island sponsored event with Angie Thomas and her book The Hate U Give.

April 22nd – Emily is heading to New Haven for the RJ Julia Booksellers sponsored event with Cecile Richards to discuss her new book Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, Finding the Courage to Lead – My Life Story.

Her tour is selling out across the country for tickets click here.

April 27-28th – We are considering a joint jaunt to the Newburyport Literary Festival

– Upcoming Reads –
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France – Stephen A. Bourque (CW)
The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders – Stuart Kells (CW)
Up From the Blue: A Novel – Susan Henderson (EF)
The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin (EF)
How to Love the Empty Air – Christine O’Keefe Aptowicz (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
The Wishing Spell Series – Chris Colfer

Ann Hood books:
Morningstar: Growing Up With Books
The Book That Matters Most
The Knitting Circle