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Oct 13, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction.

Our book of the week is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.  This was a best-seller, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009 and was made into an Emmy award-winning mini-series. We loved it and cannot wait for the sequel, Olive, Again, due...


Oct 6, 2019

A special episode: our interview with author Tracy Chevalier about her latest novel, A Single Thread.

Tracy is best known for Girl With the Pearl Earringwhich was made into an Oscar-nominated film.  A Single Thread is a Most Anticipated Book of Fall (TIME, USA Today) and one of New York Post's Fall Novels Everyone's...


Sep 29, 2019

Our Booker Shortlist double-header!

Anna has read Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann. The story of an Ohio housewife who bakes cherry pies and worries about the state of the world, this 1,000 page novel has been described as 'breathlessly brilliant' (Irish Times), 'a jaw-dropping miracle' (Library Journal) and 'a...


Sep 25, 2019

Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss the Testaments 'Winner' sticker gaffe. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe has been chosen as the inaugural Parliamentary Book Club book.  And on the book club theme, Room to Read has started a new book club. We love their work!

Our book of the week is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.  The...


Sep 23, 2019

It's our Booker Shortlist Week!

Anna and Annie discuss the release of The Testaments and the embargo furore.

Our book of the week is 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak.  Set in Istanbul, it tells the story of Leila and her five best friends.  Described as a 'rich, sensual novel' (The Financial...