Episode 55 - Readalong discussion of March by Geraldine Brooks and our visit to Concord, MA

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 Chris and Emily on a joint jaunt in Concord, MA.  Standing in front of the   Orchard House  - Louisa May Alcott's family home where she penned  Little Women .

Chris and Emily on a joint jaunt in Concord, MA. 
Standing in front of the  Orchard House - Louisa May Alcott's family home where she penned Little Women.

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

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 – Currently Reading/Listening –
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW)
The Masterpiece – Fiona Davis (EF)
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women – Anne Boyd Rioux (CW)(EF) release date August 21st

– Just Read –
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After – Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (EF)
Chris DNF’d: The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House – Ben Rhodes (CW)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life – Barbara Kingsolver (EF) (audio)
Transcendental Wild Oats – Louisa May Alcott (CW)
One of Ours – Willa Cather (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went to Concord, MA and visited:
Concord Public Library
Barrow Bookstore – there audio series can be found here
Concord Bookshop
Sally Ann Food Shop
Orchard House – the home of Louisa May Alcott. To become a member click here.
Ralph Waldo Emerson House
The Old Manse
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Emily went to Breakwater Books to see Carl Zimmer discuss his book She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity  

July 19th Chris will be hosting the Willa Cather Book Club at Bookclub Bookstore & More

Emily watched two movies:
Me Before You based on the book by Jo Jo Moyes
Jack Reacher based on the book by Lee Child

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris is heading to Chicago and plans to go see the American Writers Museum and the Gwendolyn Brooks statue

Emily is heading to Vermont and plans to go to: The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT, Crow Bookshop and the Chubby Muffin in Burlington, VT

July 19th Chris will be hosting the Willa Cather Book Club at Bookclub Bookstore & More

July 28th – Dewey’s Readathon

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

– Upcoming Reads –
Middlemarch –  George Eliot(CW)
Carnegie’s Maid – Marie Benedict (EF)

– Readalong –
March – Geraldine Brooks (CW)(EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
Beowulf – Steven Mitchell
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
PBS Great American Read
Maud Martha – Gwendolyn Brooks
Roof Beam Reader TBR Challenge
Libby App
Hospital Sketches – Louisa May Alcott
Reconstucting Amelia – Kimberly McCreight
Mark Twain House
Life is Beautiful movie
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War – Tony Horwitz