Episode 83 - Chris finishes Middlemarch and Author Spotlight with Linda Kay Klein

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

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– Toni Morrison –
Books we mention: The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Beloved
If you are interested in participating in the Fans of Booktopia Song of Solomon readalong, the discussion can be found HERE.

– Currently Reading –
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II – Sonia Purnell (CW)
Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career – Daryl W. Palmer (CW)
Midnight at the Blackbird Café – Heather Webber (EF)

– Just Read –
Lady in the Lake – Laura Lippman (EF)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – John Carreyrou (EF)(audio)
The Farm – Joanne Ramos (EF)
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW) Chris wrote a review on her blog.
Chris also recommends the audio version performed by Juliet Stevenson and plans to check out the BBC series as well as Rebecca Shoptaw’s adaptation, Middlemarch: The Series.

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went to Deep River, CT to visit Bennett’s Books
Emily visited Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas event is September 10, 2019

– Upcoming Jaunts –
August 19, 2019 – Chris is planning to go to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Jessica Francis Kayne discuss her book Rules for Visiting
September 16-23 – Brooklyn Book Festival
October 26, 2019 – Hachette Book Club Brunch: A Day for Readers 2019

– Upcoming Reads –
Vampires of Vermont (News From the Edge #3) – Mark Sumner (CW)
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)
Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing – Elissa Altman (EF)
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames (EF)

– Author Spotlight –
We had a chance to talk with Linda Kay Klein about her book Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free.
You can learn more about Linda and subscribe to her newsletter HERE.

– Also Mentioned –
Ink and Paper Blog You Tube Channel
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg
Sunburn – Laura Lippman
Did You Ever Have a Family – Bill Clegg
Wilde Lake – Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan Series – Laura Lippman
Orange Is the New Black – Piper Kerman
Literary Disco podcast
Other books by Mark Sumner: The Monster of Minnesota and Insanity, Illinois