Episode 82 - Author Spotlight with Fiona Davis

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Episode Eighty Two Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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– Currently Reading –
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW)
Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer – Bren Smith (EF)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – John Carreyrou (EF)
The Farm – Joanne Ramos (EF)
Three Women – Lisa Taddeo (EF)

– Just Read –
A Gold Slipper – Willa Cather (CW) which is part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project
How We Fight For Our Lives – Saeed Jones (EF) release date 10/8/19
Check out his essay Alright Now at Gay Mag

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily went to Raven Café an Edgar Allen Poe themed restaurant in Port Huron, MI

Emily made a stop at Traveler Restaurant in Union, Ct

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Emily went to Wesleyan RJ Julia to see Bianca Marais discuss her new book If You Want to Make God Laugh

Chris hosted the Willa Cather Bookclub to discuss Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Sadly, Bookclub Bookstore & More has closed its doors, but upcoming quarterly meetings will be at the Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, CT. South Windsor is the birthplace of Jonathan Edwards, a theologian who is famous for the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Check back, the next meeting of the bookclub will be in October, discussing the The Professors House.

Chris took her friend, Janet, to the New York Public Library to see the Walt Whitman exhibit. She also browse Kinokuniya Books. They also did a whirlwind tour of Connecticut bookstores including: Yale Bookstore, Grey Matter Books, Sterling Memorial Library, Beinecke Library, RJ Julia Booksellers, and The Book Barn.

Emily watched The Inventor documentary about Theranos

Emily went to Savoy Bookshop & Cafe to hear Nancy Burns-Fusaro of Westerly Sun discuss Three Women with author Lisa Taddeo.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
August 8, 2019 – Odyssey Bookshop Mary Doria Russell author of The Women of the Copper Country in conversation with Rose Bookbinder.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Ventriloquist – E.R. Ramzipoor (CW) (release date August 27, 2019)
Women Heroes of WWII: 32 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue – Kathryn J. Atwood (CW)
Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free – Linda Kay Klein (EF)(CW)
So Long: Stories, 1987-1992 – Lucia Berlin (EF)

– Author Spotlight –
We caught up with Fiona Davis when we were at Book Expo. Her new book, The Chelsea Girls, is available now!
Her book tour details can be found HERE.
Fiona mentioned:
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

– Also Mentioned –
If You Want to Make God Laugh – Bianca Marais
Prelude to Bruise – Saeed Jones poetry collection
Complete Stories of Flannery O’ Conner
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann
Book Nation By Jen
Bianca Marais recommended two books: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (release date 1/21/20) and Such A Fun Age  by Kiley Reid (release date 1/7/20)
Thy Neighbor’s Wife – Gay Talese
Booktuber Jaclyn: Six Minutes for Me
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster – Jon Krakauer
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
The Masterpiece – Fiona Davis