Episode Eighty Four Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread will open on October 1st.
– 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)
For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity – Liz Plank (EF) release date September 10, 2019
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames (EF)
Chris visited the Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, CT. This is the new meeting place for the Willa Cather Book Club; they will be meeting at 2:00 on October 17th discussing The Professor’s House.
Chris had family in town and went to: Mystic Seaport Museum, Savoy Bookstore and Cafe, New York Public Library. Chris got a new Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen.
– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 5, 2019 – Chris and Emily are planning to go to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Madeline Miller discuss her book Circe.
Emily hopes to visit Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop in Beavercreek, Ohio.
– Upcoming Reads –
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)
A Better Man – Louise Penny (CW)
The Testaments – Margaret Atwood (CW) release date September 10, 2019
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas event is September 10, 2019
Read about the Long-Distance Pen created by Margaret Atwood HERE
The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai (EF)
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories – Deborah Eisenberg (EF)
Property: Stories Between Two Novellas – Lionel Shriver (EF)
If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years – Christopher E.G. Benfey (CW)
Hear his interview with Pamela Paul on the NY Times Book Review podcast HERE.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death – Caitlin Doughty (CW)
Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil – Susan Neiman (CW)
– Also Mentioned –
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Savory Bookstore and Café / Bank Square Books
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
Birds of America – John J. Audobon
The Girl Who Lived Twice – David Lagercrantz
Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett
Donald and the Golden Crayon – P. Shauers
Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson
Barter Hordes Booktube
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) – Gretchen Rubin
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
NY Times 1619 Project
Sapphira and the Slave Girl – Willa Cather