Episode 17 - The Cougars go bicoastal visiting both Portland's in the same week!

Episode Seventeen Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) – Nora McInerny (EF)
     Aaron Joseph Purmort’s obituary
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance (CW)
History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund (EF)
Shiver Hitch – Linda Greenlaw (EF & CW)
The Grand Central Baking Book – Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson (EF)
Georgia – Dawn Tripp (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Gypsy Moth Summer – Julia Fierro (CW)
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home – Rhoda Janzen (EF) (audio)

– Biblio Adventures –
May 23 – Girls Write Now Awards
     Awards were given to: Zadie Smith, Sophia Amoruso, Ilana Glazer, Melissa Harris-Perry, Abbi      Jacobson
     Melissa Harris-Perry’s most recent OpEd in the NY Times
     Girls Write Now Anthologies
May 26 – Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore and Russell Library
May 31-June 2 – Book Expo
     Conference Sessions from Book Expo:
     Adult Editor’s Buzz
     The First Amendment Resistance Presented by PEN America
     An Evening With Hillary Rodham Clinton
     Book Reviews: The Diversity of Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation
           Anti Oppression Web Tool 
     WTF is Happening, Senator Franken
Chris went to her niece’s graduation at Williams College where the commencement speaker was Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. Listen to it here.
Chris went out West and visited three bookstores:
     Godfather’s Books and Espresso in Astoria, OR
     Powell’s in Portland, OR
     Green Bean Books in Portland, OR
Emily went up to Maine and visited three bookstores (and chased Linda Greenlaw to no avail):
     Library Bookstore in Bath, ME
     Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops and Cafe in Damariscotta, ME
     Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME

– Upcoming Jaunts –
June 14 – Chris will head to RJ Julia Bookstore to see Linda Greenlaw author of Shiver Hitch
June 29 – Emily will head to Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to see Weike Wang author of Chemistry

– Upcoming Reads –
Foxlowe – Eleanor Wasserberg (CW)
The Standard Grand – Jay Baron Nicorvo (CW)
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin (EF)
An American Marriage – Tayari Jones (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic - Colum McCann
Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones
Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World – Sarah Prager
Plainsong – Kent Haruf
Honey Paw Restaurant in Portland, OR