Episode 68 - The Widows by Jess Montgomery, Noah Webster House, True Grit and More!

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Emily received this as a gift from her bookclub pal, Ryan. You can make a book of of book covers for your bookclub using  Mixbook Photo Co .

Emily received this as a gift from her bookclub pal, Ryan. You can make a book of of book covers for your bookclub using Mixbook Photo Co.

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

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– 10th Readalong –
True Grit – Charles Portis
Send in questions or comments by March 28, 2019 – we will discuss on April 2nd episode. 
– Currently Reading –
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius (CW)
The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America – Virginia Sole-Smith (EF)
The New York Times Best of the Week Series: Monday Crosswords: 50 Easy Puzzles – edited by Will Shortz (EF)
Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together – Rachel Wilkerson Miller (CW)
Die Drie !!! Vorsicht, Strandhaie! – Maja von Vogel – (CW)

– Just Read –
The Lost Man – Jane Harper (CW) (release date 2/5/19)
Clock Dance – Anne Tyler (EF)
Girls on the Line – Aimie K. Runyon (CW)(audio)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went on a joint jaunt to the Noah Webster House in West Hartford and then worked at Noah Webster Library.

This American Life – Episode 664 Room of Requirement is all about libraries – give it a listen!

Emily went to NYC and saw the play Choir Boy written by Terrell Alvin McCraney

– Upcoming Jaunts –
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

Chris is heading to Chicago and will visit the Newberry Library

– Upcoming Reads –
An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery – Rachel May  (CW)
Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy – edited by Nicole A. Seitz, Jonathan Haupt (EF

– Author Interview –
Jess Montgomery author of The Widows (Kinship #1)

Authors that have inspired Jess:
Sue Grafton, Tony Hillerman, Daniel Woodrell (Winter’s Bone), Lori Roy (Let Me Die in His Footsteps, The Bent Road)

The next book from Jess Montgomery: The Hallows (Kinship #2)

 You can look for events and a release date of The Hallows at https://jessmontgomeryauthor.com/

– Also Mentioned –
Also by Jane Harper: The Dry and Force of Nature
Stephen Covey
Breakwater Books
Blackwing Pencils
Flatiron Books
Breathing Lessons – Anne Tyler
Make Trouble – Cecile Richards
Roxane Gay
Bastard Out of Carolina – Dorothy Allison
Why Read Moby-Dick? – Nathaniel Philbrick
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe –Fannie Flagg
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney
Martin Seay
Alison Law – Literary Atlanta Podcast
Mixbook Photo Co.
Minotaur Press

We received these wonderful prints signed by Pat Conroy from our friend, Ann Kingman.

We received these wonderful prints signed by Pat Conroy from our friend, Ann Kingman.