From the Front Porch

Annie is joined by Hunter McLendon from @shelfbyshelf to reflect on their 2020 reading of Anna Karenina. Join them on Patreon to hear recaps and reviews of all eight parts of Tolstoy’s classic.

The books mentioned in today’s episode are available at The Bookshelf:

Anna Karenina

Anna K

East of Eden


A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations. 

This week, Annie is reading The Searcher by Tana French. Hunter is reading Memorial by Bryan Washington.

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