Thu, 29 December 2016
It's time to reflect back on 2016, which means... It's time to recap Annie's favorite books of the year.
+ The Mothers by Brit Bennett
+ Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
+ Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel
+ Commonwealth by Ann Patched
+ Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin
+ This Is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick
+ When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
+ My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
+ Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Yeung
+ You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Thu, 15 December 2016
"Grape nuts or sex? It's a no brainer." Food writer and editor Julia Reed popped by the podcast to chat about Southern food culture, holiday entertaining, and mixing politics with pleasure. (You'll hear lots of laughter this episode; Julia's one-liners will have you in stitches.)
+ You can find Julia's piece about Bill and Melinda Gates in the Wall Street Journal Magazine.
+ More about Julia Reed and her books can be found here.
+ Julia was in town for Thomasville's Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
+ William Trevor short stories
+ Walker Percy
+ Night School by Lee Child
+ The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke
Thu, 8 December 2016
Annie and Chris work through Annie's books she read in November:
+ Fun Home
+ Scrappy Little Nobody
+ Talking as Fast as I Can
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Thu, 1 December 2016
Annie sits down with podcast regular Hunter McLendon and new voice Emily McKenna to discuss Elena Ferrante's international bestseller My Brilliant Friend.
+ Get an introduction to Emily on her first podcast episode here.
+ Read more about the mystery of Elena Ferrante here.
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