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Apr 10, 2024

Anna and Annie discuss the 2024 Stella Prize Shortlist

We reveal our favourite recent crime reads.  Our recommendations are:

The Many Lies of Veronica Hawkins by Kristina Perez
Death of a Lesser God by Vaseem Khan
The Sleeping Nymph by Ilaria Tutti translated by Ekin Oklap
To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey

Apr 1, 2024

A special episode: we chat with author Jenny Hollander about her debut crime novel EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD.

Charlie Colbert is an editor at a major magazine and engaged to a publishing heir.  But she witnessed a tragedy at her elite journalism school and lied to the police 9 years ago.  Now a classmate is...

Feb 28, 2024

Anna and Annie discuss the inaugural Women's Prize for Non-Fiction longlist, including Anna Funder's Wifedom.

Our book of the week is THE VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunez. This is the third in a loose trilogy after THE FRIEND and WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH. A writer, a college drop-out and a talking parrot share an...

Feb 6, 2024

It's the Shawn and Anna Book Club!

Our first book is Home Reading Service by Fabio MorĂ¡bito translated by Curtis Bauer. Eduardo is sentenced to a year of community service reading aloud to the elderly and disabled.  Set in Mexico, this novel is witty and poignant.  It even inspired us to discuss poetry!  And the fine...

Dec 17, 2023

Anna and Annie reveal our book recommendations for the holiday season.

Our favourite holiday reads this year are:

THE CLUB by Ellery Lloyd

NOW YOU SEE US by Balli Kaur Jaswal

WEST HEART KILL by Dann McDorman

FLIGHT by Lynn Steger Strong

THE LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWitt

ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld