Episode 71 - Min Jin Lee, JFK Presidential Library, and Riff Raff Bookstore

We went on a joint jaunt to the fantastic  John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum  in Boston, MA.

We went on a joint jaunt to the fantastic John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, MA.

Episode Seventy One 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.
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– Currently Reading –
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (CW)
Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy – edited by Nicole A. Seitz, Jonathan Haupt (CW)
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader – edited by Maria Popova & Claudia Zoe Bedrick (EF)
Good Riddance – Elinor Lippman (EF)

– Just Read –
The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary (EF) (release date 5/28/19)
The Street – Ann Petry (CW)
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls – Anissa Gray (EF)
The Last Woman in the Forest – Diane Les Becquets (CW)
Willa Cather Selected Stories: Flavia and Her Artists – Willa Cather (CW) part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project on WildmooBooks

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily caught up with Min Jin Lee at Yale University on 2/18/19

Chris and Emily went on a joint jaunt to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston

On the way home we stopped at Riff Raff Bookstore in Providence, RI. We both bought books: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (CW) and Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions by Valeria Luiselli (EF)

Emily went to Infinity Hall on Hartford on 2/23/19 to see a SpeakUp Storytelling event 

– Upcoming Jaunts –
We will head on a joint jaunt on 3/5/19 to see a panel including Roxane Gay discuss Writing Trauma at Yale University

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

Emily is heading to Fort Lauderdale for work and will go on the hunt for bookstores!

On 3/7/19 Chris is heading to the Guilford Library for an historical event, The Witness Stones Project and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center present: Guilford, Slavery, and the West Indian Trade

– Upcoming Reads –
The Necessary Hunger – Nina Revoyr (CW)
Women in the Literary Landscape – edited by Doris Weatherford, Rosalind Reisner, and Nancy Rubin Stuart (CW)
Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon (EF)
The Wartime Sisters – Lynda Cohen Loigman (EF)
The Quintland Sisters – Shelley Wood (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Alison Law – Literary Atlanta Podcast
Maria Popova – brainpickings
Marie Kondo
Caroline Leavitt – Check out her blog with great author interviews
Jonah’s Gourd Vine – Zora Neale Hurston
Nevada Barr and The Track of the Cat
Diane Les Becquets Events
Min Jin Lee: On Selling Your First Novel After 11 Years
Book by John F Kennedy: Profiles in Courage
A Student of History – Nina Revoyr
The Masterpiece – Fiona Davis
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True – Brigid Pasulka