Episode 47 - AngieThomas, Cecile Richards, Jhumpa Lahiri, Domenico Starnone and Willa Cather (of course!)

 Angie Thomas author of  The Hate U Give  at  Savoy Bookshop & Cafe  in Westerly, RI.

Angie Thomas author of The Hate U Give at Savoy Bookshop & Cafe in Westerly, RI.

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

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For National Poetry Month (April) we celebrated with a poetry video project.
Check out our Book Tube Channel to see the 30 poems read by friends, authors, bloggers, podcasters and more.

See the full list of the 2018 Edgar Award winners here.
We discuss:
Blue, Bluebird – Attica Locke
Tornado Weather – Deborah Elaine Kennedy
Dark Chapter – Winnie M. Li
Lola – Melissa Scrivner Love
Idaho – Emily Ruskovich
She Rides Shotgun – Jordan Harper
The Unseeing – Ana Mazzola
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
Chester B. Himes: A Biography – Lawrence P. Jackson
New Haven Noir edited by Amy Bloom – Two short stories won Spring Break by John Crowley and The Queen of Secrets by Lisa D. Gray
Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds
Bolo Books, Kristopher Zgorski
The Raven Bookstore in Kansas

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Chicago Poems – Carl Sandburg (CW)
The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders – Stuart Kells (CW)
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Courage to Lead – Cecile Richards (EF)

– Just Read –
Dark Chapter – Winnie M. Li. (CW)
Standard Deviation – Katherine Heiny (EF)
Sea Creatures from the Sky – Ricardo Cortés (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went 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.

Emily went to see Cecile Richards discuss her book Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Courage to Lead sponsored by Wesleyan RJ Julia.

Chris hosted the second Willa Cather Bookclub at Bookclub Bookstore & More in South Windsor, CT where they read The Song of the Lark. The next date is July 19 at 2:00 where they will discuss One of Ours.

Our second joint jaunt was to see a bilingual event with Jhumpa Lahiri and Domenico Starnone moderated by Michael Reynolds, Editor in Chief, Europa Editions at Wesleyan RJ Julia. They were discussing the book Trick (Scherzetto).

Emily worked at the Lucy Robbins Welles library in Newington, CT.

 Cecile Richards and Teresa C. Younger discussing Cecile's book  Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Courage to Lead .

Cecile Richards and Teresa C. Younger discussing Cecile's book Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Courage to Lead.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Independent Bookstore Day – Laura will be at Bookclub Bookstore & More with Mastering the Art of Self-Expression workbook on April 28,2018.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

May 1 – Emily is heading to see Meg Wolitzer discuss her book The Female Persuasion at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT

May 4-5 – Booktopia at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT

Chris is planning to stop at Williams College newly opened bookstore

May 10 – Chris and Emily will take a joint jaunt to the Guilford Library for the Guilford Poets Guild celebration of Guilford High School Poetry Contest Winners.

– Upcoming Reads –
American Byron: Homosexuality The Fall Of Fitz-Green Halleck – John W.M. Hallock (CW)
The Life and Letters of Fitz-Green Halleck – James Grant Wilson (CW)
Poetical Writings of Fitz-Green Halleck – Fitz-Green Halleck edited by James Grant Wilson (CW)
The Overstory – Richard Powers (EF)
This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide – Geneen Roth (EF)
Naval Officers Under Hitler: The Story of Crew 34 – Eric C. Rust (CW)
American Sea Power in the Old World: The United States Navy in European and Near Eastern Waters, 1865-1917 – William N. Still, Jr. (CW)
Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More – Kathryn J. Atwood (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Walt Whitman
Mary Oliver
Gretchen Rubin and her Four Tendencies Quiz
Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
Akashic Books
Mystic – Noank Library in Mystic, CT  
Mystic Pizza in Mystic, CT
Mystic Pizza the movie
Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT
David Letterman “My Next Guest” interviews on Netflix
O Pioneers! – Willa Cather
Ernest Hemingway
Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago
The Namesake –  Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies –  Jhumpa Lahiri
The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up A Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy {When You Feel Anything But} – Geneen Roth
When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy – Geneen Roth
An Honorable German – Charles L. McCain – Chris reviewed this book on her blog
The Shadow Divers – Robert Kurson