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Episode 26: Interview with Etaf Rum, author of A Woman Is No Man.



“Where I come from, we’ve learned to silence ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us. Where I come from, we keep these stories to ourselves. To tell them to the outside world is unheard of, dangerous, the ultimate shame.” – -Etaf Rum, A Woman Is No Man

What an amazing interview with debut author Etaf Rum for her book, A Woman Is No Man. I cannot thank her enough for sitting for this interview and I cannot wait for all of you to read this novel. It’s a book discussion must.

It hits shelves on Tuesday, March 5th.

Follow Etaf Rum on her website: EtafRum.com and on Instagram @booksandbeans

Merrick Library patrons place your hold here.

 


Episode 25: Interview with William Shaw, author of The Salt Lane



To celebrate the UK paperback release of Salt Lane, I have for you this podcast interview.  In this episode, I get so wrapped up interviewing William Shaw, I move away from the mic! Apologies! But my aim is true. Also: rookie.

Anyway, the very patient William Shaw sat with me to talk about his newest edge-of-your-seat thriller: Salt Lane.  #givealistenreadthebook

Visit William Shaw’s website.

Merrick Library patrons place your hold for any William Shaw book here.


Episode 23: Interview with Gretchen Anthony, author of Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners



It’s that time of the year when things can get a little hairy planning all the holiday festivities. Looking for that perfect antidote? I strongly suggest you try Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners. This book will surely take the edge off! My interview with the remarkably patient Gretchen Anthony was absolutely my pleasure and I cannot thank her enough. Thank you so much Gretchen! #givealistenreadthebook

Synopsis: Formidable matriarch Violet Baumgartner learns the hard way that no family is perfect when her daughter reveals a shocking secret in front of Violet’s husband’s whole retirement party.

 


Episode 22 Interview with Libby Page, author of The Lido



On this surprisingly snowy November day, I’m posting this lovely interview with the ever-sunny Libby Page. We spoke about her debut novel, The Lido, and it’s not to be missed. The Lido will provide just the right amount of warmth for this fall season.  Thank you so much Libby Page for joining us!

Take a listen, read the book.

 


Episode 20! Interview with Anne Youngson author of Meet Me at the Museum



Back in August I had the absolute delight of interviewing Anne Youngson, author of the must read, Meet Me at the Museum.  I must thank Caroline Bleeke of Flat Iron Books for sending me the advanced review copy and to both Caroline Bleeke and Amelia Possanza  for helping me put this interview together. Thank you so much ladies and to Anne Youngson for taking the time to speak with me!

Meet Me at the Museum:  A disenchanted farmer’s wife and a widowed museum curator begin a correspondence over their mutual fascination with poet Seamus Heaney’s “The Tollund Man” and gradually share details from their lives, forging an unexpected bond along the way.

 


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 9 Carol Ann Interviews Author Parnaz Foroutan!



I had the absolute pleasure of hosting author Parnaz Foroutan a few weeks ago for this episode. We spoke about the book, motherhood, careers and what’s next for this terrific author. We spoke from two different coasts, so take a listen. I was thrilled to host Parnaz…please read this book.

One of my favorite go-to books when doing Reader’s Advisory is this gem of a story that you may have missed!

Published in 2015, The Girl From The Garden, is the epic tale of Asher, the head of a prosperous Persian-Jewish family. When his first marriage does not produce a male son, he makes a fateful decision that shatters his household and drives his wife Rakhel to desperate measures to preserve her status.

I apologize for my giddy behavior!