Episode 56 - Baby, It's Steamy Outside!

Due to the steamy weather, we decided to record at the Guilford Library.

Due to the steamy weather, we decided to record at the Guilford Library.

Episode Fifty Six Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Prisoner in the Castle – Susan Elia MacNeal (CW)
Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting Pot – Edward Lee (EF)
All Available Boats: The Evacuation of Manhattan Island on September 11, 2001 – edited by Mike Magee (CW)
The Stars Are Fire – Anita Shreve (EF)
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW)

– Just Read –
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan (CW)
The Masterpiece – Fiona Davis (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily went to RJ Julia’s Booksellers in Madison, CT to see James R. Benn author of the Billy Boyle series in conversation with Cara Black author of the Aimee Leduc series.
Emily went to Vermont and visited Crow Bookshop in Burlington, VT. She also walked passed, but was unable to go inside, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in Portland, ME.

Chris went to Chicago and visited the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, American Writers Museum and saw the Gwendolyn Brooks statue. She also visited Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville, IL and Barbara’s Bookstore O’Hare.

Chris went to Bookclub Bookstore & More to see our Mystery Man, John Valeri, in conversation with Emily Arsenault author of The Last Thing I Told You.

Chris attended the grand opening of That Bookstore in Wethersfield, CT.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
August 8 – Chris will be headed to Bank Square Books to see Wick Griswold & Stephen Jones discuss their book Connecticut River Ferries.

August 24 – Institute Library in New Haven is hosting a Library Thing-a-Thon. Help them digitize their catalog!

September 12-14 – Wyndham Campbell Prizes Festival

September 15 – Chris will moderate a session with Kimberly McCreight, author of the Outliers Trilogy, at Book Club Bookstore & More.

September 27, 2018 – The Book Cougars will be hosting an historical fiction author event in partnership with Bank Square Books at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Please join us along with Fiona Davis, James R. Benn, Melodie Winawer and Marie Benedict. You can order your tickets here.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Still Point of the Turning World – Emily Rapp (EF)
Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors and More – Kathryn J. Atwood (CW)
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Wolff (CW)
Song of Kali – Dan Simmons (CW)

 – Also Mentioned –
Books Are Magic Bookstore
Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen – cookbook by Edward Lee
Reading Envy Podcast
The Book Barn in Niantic, CT
Fiona Davis: The Address and The Dollhouse
Rosemary’s Baby– Ira Levin
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Maud Martha – Gwendolyn Brooks
Chris blogs at WildmooBooks
Poster Child: A Memoir – Emily Rapp
The Classics Club
Maurice – E.M. Forster