Episode 87 - Chris Discovers a Fantastic Debut Mystery Author: Heather Harper Ellett

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Episode Eighty Seven 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 can be found HERE. We will record with Min on October 30th.

– Currently Reading –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee (CW)
The Professor’s House – Willa Cather (CW)
The Gifted School – Bruce Holsinger (EF)

– Just Read –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee (EF)
Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane (EF)
Why Religion?: A Personal Story – Elaine Pagels (CW) (audio)
A Better Man (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #15) – Louise Penny (CW)
Twenty-one Truths About Love – Matthew Dicks (EF) release date November 19, 2019
Ain’t Nobody Nobody – Heather Harper Ellett (CW)
You can read Chris’s review HERE
Chris and Emily stalled and haven’t finished reading:
The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai (EF)
The Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went to see Bobby Flay in conversation with Kate Middleton to discuss his new book Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen: A Cookbook.

Emily went to Books on Pratt in Downtown Hartford where she met Jean P. Moore, author of Tilda’s Promise. She also got to Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven, MA and attended the first annual Connecticut Literary Festival at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

– Upcoming Adventures –
October 17 at 2pm – Chris will be hosting The Willa Cather Book Club at Wood Memorial Library where they will discuss The Professor’s House
October 19-20 – Boston Book Festival
October 23 – Walden’s Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an American Book – at the Beinecke Library
October 26 – Hachette Book Brunch
October 26 – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
November 7-10 – Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival

– Upcoming Reads –
Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo (CW)
The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr – Susan Holloway Scott (EF)
American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins (EF) release date January 21, 2020

– Also Mentioned –
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Louise Penny’s newsletters can be found HERE
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
A Burnable Book – Bruce Holsinger
The Gnostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels
Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones
The Baker’s Daughter – Sarah McCoy
Frederick-Douglas Knowles II – Hartford Poet Laureate
CT Center for the Book – Spirit of CT finalists: Michael Belanger, Katharine Weber, Christopher Wigren
In Pieces – Sally Field
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