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Just The Right Book Podcast
Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and noteworthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.

17 Books That Someone Considered Life Changing

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“What is the book that changed your life?” That is the question Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests. “The stories are often poignant, personal or funny”, says Roxanne “and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.” On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories from past episodes. Looking for a new book recommendation? We have 17 suggestions for you to choose from! What is the book that changed your life? Write to us at [email protected] or message us on our Facebook or Twitter page. To purchase any of the books in this episode, please visit RJ Julia Booksellers The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky The…

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Anne Bogel’s 5 Paperback Picks On JTRB Podcast

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We are thrilled to welcome back Anne Bogel, the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the host of one of our favorite book podcasts, What Should I Read Next?.     Books in this episode: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

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“Booth” Sci-Fi Writer Pellegrini Wins Indie Author Poll

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Booth, (Amazon Digital Services) Jason Pellegrini’s latest page turner, is presented as the winner of Just The Right Book’s Indie Author Poll. Booth tells the story of a death row inmate as he reflects on his life on the day of his execution. The Long Island native who beat out 23 other independent authors to become the winner of JTRB’s previous indie author poll also discusses his decision to self-publish, and his admiration for Stephen King. Buy Jason’s book Booth! Other books in this episode: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King The Never Enders by Michael Sonbert Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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11 Books To Take Along On Your Summer Vacation

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Frequent guest of Just the Right Book Podcast, Penguin Random House sales rep and former Books on the Nightstand host, Michael Kindness is back to share some of his favorite reads just in time for your summer vacation! Roxanne says Michael “…has a special place in my heart and R.J. Julia’s and has not only a wide range of reading interests but he’s particularly adept at describing books in a way that makes you want to read them.”Get even more book talk from Michael Kindness by listening to to Ep 9, Ep 20, Ep 32 & Ep 46 of Just the Right Book Podcast. To purchase any of the books in this episode, please visit RJ Julia Booksellers Bonfire: A Novel by Krysten Ritter Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Book…

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Four Books to Read Before They Become Movies

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Book-to-movie adaptations are bigger than ever in 2018! Just the Right Book is thrilled to welcome back Cristina Arreola, Senior Books Editor at Bustle to give us the scoop on which books to read before they hit the big screen! Follow Cristina on Twitter! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Crazy, Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan Where’d You Go Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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Roxanne Coady’s Mishmash of Summer Reading Ideas

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Wondering what to read while the sun is out and the days are long? Roxanne Coady from Just the Right Book Podcast has you covered with 22 hand-picked reads from biographies and self-help books to deliciously disturbing novels, beach reads and more! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell Grant by Ron Chernow How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson Dot Journaling?A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller Einstein’s…

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Here Are Some Tips to Snap Out of Your Reading Slump

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It happens to most of us one time or another.  But how do you snap out of the dreaded reading slump?  We enlisted the help of Just the Right Book regular Michael Kindness to give us some tips and recommendations. Books in this episode: The Oracle Year by Charles Soule Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings by Jez Burrows

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“I Don’t Know How She Does It” Author Does It Again

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Allison Pearson’s latest book, “How Hard Can It Be” has already been optioned for TV by the producer of HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies.” The book’s prequel, “I Don’t Know How She Does It” sold over 4 million copies and inspired a film starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Roxanne recently sat down with the bestselling author to discuss her hilarious new book, raising children, and how stay-at-home moms can transition back into the work place. To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Pippi Longstalking by Astrid Lindgren Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Picking Four Audiobooks For Your Long Summer Drives

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June is Audiobook Appreciation Month so we enlisted the help of Sharifah Williams from Book Riot to help pick out your next audiobook for those long summer drives! To purchase any of the audiobooks in this episode just go to Libro.fm or R.J. Julia. Where’d you Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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Kushner Goes Inside Women’s Prison in “The Mars Room”

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Two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner’s new book, “The Mars Room” tells the story of Romy Hall who was serving two consecutive life sentences plus six years at the Stanville Women’s Correction Facility in California’s Central Valley. Roxanne says that the book “informs our understanding of prison life in a woman’s correctional facility in thrilling and ironic detail” and “helps us ponder a society that gives rise to these inevitabilities, disappointments, and injustices.” Also in this episode, we welcome back Lissa Muscatine, the owner of Politics & Prose in Washington DC for our segment “What’s on The Front Table.” Books in this episode: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky To purchase any of the books recommended by…

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Just the Right Books Podcast: A.J. Jacobs Reads from ‘It’s All Relative’

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A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, and contributing writer for Esquire and is best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. His latest book “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” chronicles Jacobs’s three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history. You can hear Roxanne’s full interview with A.J. next week on Just the Right Book but for this week’s Bookmarks episode we decided to give you a special look inside the book with an excerpt of “It’s All Relative” read by A.J. Jacobs himself. Later this week on Just the Right Book Pocast, you can hear Connecticut author Amy Bloom talk about her latest book, “White Houses.” Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Inside the WSJ’s Book List; Jeff Goodell’s ‘The Water Will Come’

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Looking for a good book to curl up with this winter? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast Roxanne is joined by Ellen Gamerman, the Arts and Culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Ellen takes us inside the Journal and shares some winter reads and even talks Oscars. Also, in this episode Roxanne speaks to author, journalist, and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell about his latest book, The Water Will Come. Goodell, who has covered climate change for fifteen years, has previously written five books on topics such as the coal industry, Geoengineering and even a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley. We have certainly heard the doomsday scenarios of the impact of climate change, the warming ocean, the melting glaciers, and…

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‘Einstein and the Rabbi:’ Searching for the Soul in This Week’s Just the Right Book Podcast

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Albert Einstein was once the most famous person on the planet. Today he work remains integral to scientific study, to the physics of our world, and to the way we conceptualize our very existence. His quotes on all subjects litter the walls of college dorms and university classrooms but there is one quote that is unlike any other. A letter in response to a grieving father that had just lost his son. In Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul, Rabbi Naomi Levy dives into the mystery of what prompted one of the greatest scientific minds in history to write so eloquently about the human condition and what it says about our own interconnectedness. Rabbi Levy joined Just the Right Book…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Linda Fairstein’s ‘Digging for Trouble’ and 11 Books to Read Now

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Former Books on The Nightstand host, “rep extraordinaire” and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list! Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein, the writer of 19 internationally best-selling Alex Cooper novels. Fairstein stopped by Just the Right Book Podcast to chat about her kids book Digging for Trouble, the second book in her Devlin Quick Mysteries. The story follows twelve-year-old supersleuth Devlin Quick as she heads to Montana to dig out dinosaur bones, but instead discovers a mystery. So what inspired Linda to write about dinosaurs besides her love for New York City’s Museum of Natural History? She explains learning that “Montana, Wyoming, and…

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Just the Right Book: Chloe Benjamin on ‘The Immortalists’

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If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? This is the premise of Chloe Benjamin’s second novel The Immortalists, which was hailed “2018’s First Must-Read” by Entertainment Weekly. Just the Right Book Podcast caught up with the self-proclaimed “midwest convert” right before her book tour and she dished on an array of topics including religion, ballet, magic and her latest novel which may be coming to the small screen. Benjamin even tells Roxanne whether she would choose to know the date of her death if she could. And stay tuned after the conversation with Chloe to hear the latest book recommendations from Lori Fazio, the COO of RJ Julia in Madison, CT. Books in…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: An Inside Look at The New York Times’ Best Book Picks

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Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times. She is also a journalist, host of the Book Review Podcast and an author of an array of books on subjects ranging from pornography and starter marriages, to parenting. Her latest book, My Life With Bob, is about the life of an obsessive reader. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, Pamela gives us a rare look at the inner workings of The New York Times and her meteoric rise to becoming the editor of The New York Times Book Review. Paul also chats with Roxanne about the newspaper’s prestigious list, The 10 Best Books of…

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