Episode 74 - Joint Jaunt to see Kingsolver and Powers, and Emily Eats Her Way Through Philly

At the  92nd St Y  to see  Barbara Kingsolver  and  Richard Powers  discuss their books  Unsheltered  and  The Overstory !

At the 92nd St Y to see Barbara Kingsolver and Richard Powers discuss their books Unsheltered and The Overstory!

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

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– 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
The Goodreads discussion page can be found HERE

– Currently Reading –
The World That We Knew: A Novel – Alice Hoffman (EF) (release date
A Vindication of the Rights of Women – Mary Wollstonecraft (CW)
    Click HERE for the readalong with Great Book Study
Welcome to the Writer’s Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice - Paulette Perhach (CW)
From A Whisper to A Riot: The Gay Writers Who Crafted an American Literary Tradition – Adam W. Burgess (CW)
The Jewel Garden: A Story of Despair and Redemption – Monty Don (CW)

– Just Read –
Fascism: A Warning – Madeline Albright (CW) (audio)
The Shortest Way Home – Miriam Parker (EF)
Chris dnf’d Transcription – Kate Atkinson (CW)
Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions – Valeria Luiselli (EF)
The Marriage of Phaedra – Willa Cather which is part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project
Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon (EF) (audio)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went to the 92nd St Y to see Barbara Kingsolver and Richard Powers discuss their books Unsheltered and The Overstory

Chris watched A Discovery of Witches based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Emily took a trip to Philadelphia and visited the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore and Penn BookCenter and also took a picture of the Curtis Publishing Company building. She also had dinner at Zahav and flipped through a copy of Michael Solomonov’s new cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. Click HERE to read the article about Solomonov in the NY Times.

 – Upcoming Jaunts –
4/18/2019 – The Willa Cather Bookclub will discuss A Lost Lady at 2pm at Bookclub Bookstore & More.

4/18/2019 – Bank Square Books and the Lagrua Center are co-hosting Mary Norris to discuss her book Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.

4/23/2019 – Patricia Marx and Roz Chast will be visiting RJ Julia Booksellers to discuss their book Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions. Click HERE to read the article about them in the NY Times.

4/24/2019 – Delia Owens will be visiting RJ Julia Booksellers to discuss her book Where the Crawdads Sing. Note: The event is sold out.

4/24/2019 – Dr. Carla Hayden in conversation with Tracy K Smith at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Tracy K. Smith is the poet Laureate of the United States and has a wonderful podcast, The Slowdown, where she reads a poem each day.

5/30-6/1/2019 – 64th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference

6/17-6/21/2019 – The 17th Annual Willa Cather Seminar

 – Upcoming Reads –
A Lost Lady – Willa Cather (CW)
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (CW)
Sapphira and the Slave Girl– Willa Cather (CW)
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Baldwin (EF)
Lights All Night Long – Lydia Fitzpatrick (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Faithful – Alice Hoffman
Riff Raff Bookstore in Providence, RI
Lost Children Archive – Valeria Luiselli
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
White Dog Cafe
The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak
To find the poetry videos from the Book Cougars April 2018 National Poetry Month Celebration head to our YouTube page.
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