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Episode 88: Kathleen West author of Home or Away



HOME OR AWAY is the latest from Kathleen West and for this episode we talked about ice hockey, the #metoo movement, balancing careers, motherhood and more.  HOME OR AWAY is about two friends, one Olympic dream, and the choice that stood in the way.

I was so fortunate to once again join forces with Cindy Burnett host of Thoughts From a Page podcast to bring you this special episode and we just had a blast. Thank you Cindy, and thank you so much Kathleen!

Kathleen West recommends: Will by Will Smith, both Cindy and Kathleen raved about the audio. Both Kathleen and I raved about Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette (a guest or our from Episode 67!)


Episode 79: Interview with Erin Bartels author of The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water



Author Erin Bartels took me to the gorgeous state of Michigan not just in her book, but via her website and her stellar conversation for this interview. The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water  explores the theme of forgiving what seems unforgiveable and also addresses how our memories may not be exactly as we remember.

The Library Journal says of The Girl Who Could Breathe Underwater, “Emotions leap off the page in this deeply personal book…” We explore some of those emotions in this episode as well as AquaNotes, the Bay City Rollers, where she gets her ideas from, and her next TWO books – you’re in for a treat right there! Thank you so much Erin – what a pleasure.

Erin Bartels recommends, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; Atonement by Ian McEwan; and The Mirror and the Palette by Jennifer Higgie.