Episode 67 - We Would Love To Have YOU for Dinner!

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

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– Currently Reading –
Girls on the Line – Aimie K. Runyon (CW)(audio)
Oceanic – Aimee Nezhukumatthil (CW)
The Lost Man – Jane Harper (CW)
Less – Andrew Sean Greer (EF)
Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give – Ada Calhoun (EF)
Clock Dance – Anne Tyler (EF)

– Just Read –
The Widows – Jess Montgomery (EF)(CW)
Chris DNF’d a few:
    Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan (CW)
The Alumni Association – Michael Rudolph (CW)
Dark Streets, Cold Suburbs – Aimee Hix (CW)
Elevation – Stephen King (EF)
Mistletoe Murder – Leslie Meier (CW)
Lawn Boy – Jonathan Evison – (EF)
Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions – Johann Hari (CW)
Girls & Boys – Dennis Kelly (EF)(audio – narrated by Carey Mulligan)
The Hunger – Alma Katsu (CW)
How to Start a Fire – Lisa Lutz (EF)
My Mortal Enemy – Willa Cather (CW)
The Sisters Brothers – Patrick Dewitt (EF)
The Incendiaries – R.O. Kwon (EF)
All the Names They Used for God – Anjali Sachdeva (EF)

 – Biblio Adventures –
Emily went on a big adventure that included stops at:
Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe and Pegasus Books in Bend, Oregon
Book Train Books & Magazines and Book Grove in Glenwood Springs, CO
Summit County Library, Ole Man Berkins Used Books, and Breck Books in Breckenridge, CO and Tattered Cover Bookstore at the airport in Denver, CO

We watched some shows:
Dumplin’ movie based on the book by Julie Murphy
Birdbox movie based on the book by Josh Malerman
Salt Fat Acid Heat based on the book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nasrat
The Haunting of Hill House loosely based on the novel by Shirley Jackson
Adaptation based on the Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo based on the novel The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing     

 – Upcoming Jaunts –
January 17, 2019 – Willa Cather Book Club at Book Club Bookstore & More in South Windsor, CT at 2:00 chatting about My Mortal Enemy
Chris and Emily are going on a joint jaunt to Noah Webster House in West Hartford
Emily is heading to NYC to see the play Choir Boy written by Terrell Alvin Mccrary
January 19, 2019 at RJ Julia in Madison – Dani Shapiro with her new book Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
January 28, 2019 – Michael Chabon at Yale University

 – Upcoming Reads –
French Exit – Patrick Dewitt (EF)
The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America – Virginia Sole-Smith (EF)
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts – Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Also by Jane Harper: The Dry and Force of Nature
11/22/63 – Stephen King
Northshire Bookstore
Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving – Jonathan Evison
The Donner Party Chronicles: A Day-by-Day Account of a Doomed Wagon Train, 1846-1847 – Frank Mullen
Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West – Ethan Rarick
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon