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Dec 2, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the winners of the Goldsmiths Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize and the National Book Awards.

Our book of the week is The Magician by multi-award winning author Colm Tóibín. His latest novel, based on the life of Thomas Mann, is a New York Times Notable Book, a Best Book of Fall 2021 (Time)...


Nov 23, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak.  Shafak is an award-winning Turkish-British novelist whose previous novel 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World was short-listed for the Booker Prize.  We loved this latest novel set in Cyprus and London and featuring a sassy fig tree.

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Nov 15, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Booker Prize winner The Promise by Damon Galgut.

Our book of the week is Bewilderment by Richard Powers, the follow up to his Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Overstory and also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. This is a story about a father and son which touches on mass extinction and...


Nov 8, 2021

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2021 Booker Prize winner, The Promise by Damon Galgut.

Our books of the week are Empire of Pain: The Secret History of The Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe and Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr Anna Lembke.  Both books address the opioid epidemic in...


Nov 1, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum.

Rabbits for Food is a novel about a woman living with depression who checks into a psychiatric ward.  Described as 'bitingly funny' (New York Times) and 'absolute genius' (The Boston Globe) it was a New York Times Notable Book, a, NPR Favourite Book and a...