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Just The Right Book Podcast

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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.

“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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4 LGBTQ Books To Read During Pride Month!

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Books about the LGBTQ community that reflect their lives and experiences as chosen by the expert staff of RJ Julia. To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia. Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel by Joseph Cassara All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell 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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Just the Right Book: Revisiting One of Our Favorite Holiday Episodes!

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Jacques Pepin is a world-renowned chef, a former columnist for the New York Times and the author of more than two dozen cookbooks. For this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we revisit one of our favorite episodes with the internationally recognized French chef and author just in time for the holidays! Last December the world’s most famous cooking teacher stopped by RJ Julia to share HIS best holiday cooking tips and you’ll never believe what he tells Roxanne about his own cooking mistakes! Check out Jacques NEW book, A Grandfather’s Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey.     More books by Jacques Pepin: Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen The Apprentice: My Life in the…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas: Just the Right Book Podcast 2017 Gift Guide

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Just the Right Book! Podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady of Connecticut’s acclaimed, award-winning, independent bookseller R.J. Julia, is now available on BookTrib.com, the premier website where readers meet writers. The podcast and BookTrib are both dedicated to helping readers find their next favorite read and this pairing will open up a world of great possibilities. Here at Just the Right Book Podcast, we believe that books are the perfect gift for any occasion! So, we enlisted the help of two of our esteemed experts. This year’s gift guide should help you find the perfect book for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Miriam Sontz, the CEO of the legendary Powell’s Books and Andrew Brennan, the head book buyer for RJ…

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Fables, Fairytales and Folklore: Discussing ‘The Rules of Magic’ with Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Magic, which inspired the cult-classic film by the same name starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the New York native joins Roxanne to discuss witches, feminism, family secrets, and her latest book, The Rules of Magic. The book which is set in New York City in the sixties is a prequel to Practical Magic and was picked by Reese Witherspoon for her October 2017 Book Club read. The actress and book lover described the story as “full of magic, love, family, heartbreak and redemption.” When asked what attracted her to witches and magic, Alice Hoffman reveals how she grew…

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Just the Right Book: Isabel Allende on Finding Love ‘In the Midst of Winter’

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Just the Right Book! Podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady of Connecticut’s acclaimed, award-winning, independent bookseller R.J. Julia, is now available on BookTrib.com, the premier website where readers meet writers. The podcast and BookTrib are both dedicated to helping readers find their next favorite read and this pairing will open up a world of great possibilities. In this episode, you will find an interview with Isabel Allende. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” This quote by Albert Camus was the inspiration for Chilean-American author, Isabel Allende’s latest book, In the Midst of Winter. Allende, who’s novels include The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts, joined our Roxanne Coady at a live…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: 42 Books That Will Make Your Holiday Wish List!

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Whether you’re looking to get a jump on crafting your holiday wish list or just looking for a fantastic read, our literary experts have you covered! Our very own Roxanne Coady recently had the pleasure of hosting a live event with Penguin Random House publishing powerhouses Michael Kindness, Jennifer Black and author, Matthew Dicks. The event, which took place at the JCC in West Hartford, Connecticut, was titled “Buzz About Books” and Just the Right Book Podcast was there every step of the way! If you’re trying to fill your holiday wish list with amazing titles, look no further! Stay tuned after the events to hear what folks are reading, straight from the New York Public Library in New York…

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