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May 24, 2022

Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen.

Our book of the week is Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention by Johann Hari.  It explores the forces in society  that distract us and affect our ability to concentrate, from social media to processed food. ...


May 12, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Women's Prize Shortlist.

Our book of the week is The Candy House by award-winning author Jennifer Egan. It is a sister novel to her Pulitzer-Prize winning A Visit from the Goon Squad and is set in a future where people upload their memories to the cloud. A Most Anticipated Book of 2022...


Apr 21, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Booker International Shortlist.

Our book of the week is The Colony by Audrey Magee, author of the Women's Prize shortlisted The Undertaking. The Colony is a novel about colonialism on a wild Irish island.  Described as lyrical and intelligent, this one did not work for us but...


Apr 11, 2022

Anna and Annie belatedly discuss the Booker International Longlist.

Our book of the week is A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames.  Happy Doll is an LA private detective who finds himself out of his depth after killing a customer at the Thai Miracle Spa.  With Hollywood noir atmosphere, and loved by Lee Child, this...


Mar 28, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Women's Prize Longlist.

Our book of the week is Everybody: A Book About Freedom by Olivia Laing. Laing merges a biography of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich with figures such as Susan Sontag and Nina Simone to  discuss the body, illness, freedom and power. Annie rates it as her top...