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Episode 91: Interview with Adriana Trigiani author of The Good Left Undone



“This book is layered like a napolean…there’s no chuffa in The Good Left Undone!” ~ Adriana Trigiani 

There is just something special about the latest from Adriana Trigiani that sets it apart from her other remarkable books. Author Lisa Scottoline says of The Good Left Undone, “Adriana Trigiani has written the triumph of her career in this historical epic. It’s an opus – a gorgeous opus!” The book is filled with historical fiction of the kind I had never heard of, yet it’s every bit contemporary: our main character, Senora Cabrelli, looks back on her life and relates her remarkable story to her adult granddaughter.  You will not be able to put this one down, I can assure you. As Goodreads says, “Prepare to be enthralled…”

Thank you so much Adriana Trigiani, what a special, special interview. I am so grateful. Grazie Mille!

Place your holds here for all the Adriana Trigiani books!

    Just LOOK at all these Adriana Trigiani titles!

 

 


E74: Interview with Naomi Krupitsky



They say you can’t go home again but I sure did, right back to Brooklyn, NY with author Naomi Krupitsky’s debut novel The Family.  Set in early 20th century Brooklyn, The Family is a captivating debut novel and coming-of-age story about the tangled fates of two best friends, Sophia and Antonia, who are both daughters of the Italian mafia. My copy of The Family is covered in sticky notes, Krupitsky’s prose is beautiful, and I can’t wait for you to read it. Thank you so much for joining me Naomi!

The Family is a November 2021 Read With Jenna Pick and a NYT Bestseller!

Naomi recommends: Matrix by Lauren Groff; and Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim


Episode 57: Interview with Jess Montgomery for The Stills



Oh my gosh, Jess Montgomery can come back any old time she wants. We talked about the third book in her Kinship series, The Stills.  Here is the series in order: The Widows, The Hallows, The Stills, but the beauty of these books is that you don’t have to read them in order.

Family, friendship, kinship. That’s what this historical fiction mystery series is all about…well, that and the terrific character of Sheriff Lily Ross. Sheriff Lily’s love for her family and the residents of Kinship makes this series both compelling and comforting. And yes…once again, there’s the edge of your seat stuff we know to expect from Jess Montgomery! We talked about writing the third in the series, prohibition, and more.  Jess is a joy and honestly, don’t miss this episode and don’t miss The Stills.

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Jess Montgomery recommends: Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell; A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser; The Overstory by Richard Powers; Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 

Thank you Jess Montgomery!


Episode 17: Interview with Tatjana Soli, author of THE REMOVES.



I had the absolute pleasure of hosting Tatjana Soli last month. We talked about her newest book, The Removes, a riveting historical fiction tale of General Custer, his wife Libby and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old girl abducted by the Cheyenne. The book takes place just at the end of the Civil War and rides us up and into the Battle of Little Big Horn. Did I say it was riveting? Please check it out.

Tatjana Soli is the bestselling author of not-to-be missed books like “The Lotus Eaters, “The Forgetting Tree” and “The Last Good Paradise”.
Must reads all of them and perfect for your book discussion groups.
Soli’s work has been awarded the UK’s James Tait Black Prize and she’s been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable Book.

Also by Tatjana Soli:

    

Perfect book discussion choices!


Episode 16: Interview with Elizabeth Crook author of The Which Way Tree



Fabulous conversation with author Elizabeth Crook about her latest novel, “The Which Way Tree”.  Do not miss this one! You’re in for quite a ride.

http://elizabethcrookbooks.com/


Episode 3 Librarians are Listening: Reference Librarian Kristine Dugan Talks Audiobooks



Doing Reader’s Advisory for your audio book patrons? Carol Ann chats with Reference Librarian Kristine Dugan about Audio Books!

These are Kristine’s “Ace-in-the-Hole” picks: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy, The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, and anything by Philippa Gregory.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  Kristine recommends these “Light Listens”: Garden Spells, The Peach Keeper, Lost Lake, and The Girl Who Chased the Moon all of these are by Sarah Addison Allen.