Episode 73 - True Grit Readalong!

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Episode Seventy Three Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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– Currently Reading –
Transcription – Kate Atkinson (CW)
Fascism: A Warning – Madeline Albright (CW)
The Shortest Way Home – Miriam Parker (EF)

– Just Read –
The Trial of Lizzie Borden – Cara Robertson (CW)
Good Riddance – Elinor Lippman (EF)
The Invited – Jennifer McMahon (CW) (release date April 30, 2019)
The Wartime Sisters – Lynda Cohen Loigman (EF)
Passing – Nella Larsen (EF)
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens (EF)
The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief – Nora McInerny (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
We went on a joint jaunt to see a panel discussing Writing Trauma at Yale University.
Panelists included: Roxane Gay, Aubrey Hirsch, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Saaed Jones, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Melanie Boyd

Emily went to Long Wharf Theater to see a play based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Chris went to Playhouse on Park to see The Revolutionists by playwright Lauren Gunderson

Check out the NYPL Library Talks Podcast Episode 248: Debut of A Velocity of Being edited by Maria Popova

Chris visited Stepping Stones, the home of Bill and Lois Wilson, co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous

Chris discovered a new bookstore in New Haven, CT: Grey Matter Books

Chris and Emily went to see the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris and Emily are heading to the 92nd St Y to see Barbara Kingsolver and Richard Powers discuss their books Unsheltered and The Overstory

April 26-27, 2019 – The Newburyport Literary Festival

May 3-4 , 2019 – Booktopia at Northshire Bookstore

April 6th – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

– 10th Readalong –
True Grit – Charles Portis
The Goodreads discussion page can be found HERE.

– Upcoming Readalong –
We are hosting co-reads in June 2019 with Jenny Colvin of the Reading Envy Podcast.
More details are forthcoming, but the books are:
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather

– Also Mentioned –
Russell – Ink and Paper Blog
Seward Park New York Public Library
Alison Law – Literary Atlanta PodcastEpisode 45
Terrible Thanks for Asking Podcast
It’s Okay To Laugh – Nora McInerny
A Student of History – Nina Revoyr
The River – Peter Heller
The Last Woman in the Forest – Diane Les Becquets
Jabberwocky Bookshop
True Grit movie adaptations:
John Wayne version
Coen Brothers version
Upcoming 50th anniversary of John Wayne version look for information here
Donna Tartt – The Secret History and The Goldfinch
At the Edge of the Orchard – Tracy Chevalier
Girl with the Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier
The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee