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“His Favorites” Exposes Guilt and Vulnerability

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With sparse, lyrical language, author of His Favorites (Scribner), Kate Walbert, shines a light on women’s rights as she tells us about Jo’s tragic and unsettling experiences.  After being in a deadly accident at 15 years old with her best friends, Jo, a wild and now emotionally broken high school student is sent off to boarding school. Her life at home crumbled and her friendships broken, the new beginning for her life away at school held the strong potential of not going in the right direction.  Memories and stories weave together our understanding of who Jo is…and how an irresponsible female teenager, faced with tragedy and then coerced by a sweet talking man, may not possess the support needed to fight back…

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Tall Poppies Review: ‘Entanglement’: A Story of Friendship, Loyalty, and Struggles

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Entanglement by Katie Rose Guest Pryal is an evocative story of enduring friendship and the ties that bind. Charismatic Daphne, and her more reserved best friend Greta, both have troubled pasts so they are anxious to start an exciting new chapter in Los Angeles near the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. No matter what happens, they know they have each other. The girls quickly find work and a cute, quirky apartment. When they can’t immediately afford furniture they make the best of things and sleep on the floor where they muse together about their ambitions and dreams. With care and tenderness, Daphne guides Greta through the painstaking death of her mother, who had been suffering with a terminal illness. Steadfast…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: A Dangerous Journey as Friendships Unravel

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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. Beloved novelist Claire Messud discovered her life’s calling at a very young age. In her own words, she claims, “It was one of those things I announced when I was a kid. My parents gave me a typewriter for my sixth birthday because I had already said that I wanted to be a writer.” Messud talks to Coady about her latest novel, The Burning Girl, which has…

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Just the Right Book! Podcast: Episode 33 – Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships

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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 Coady’s latest episode, she speaks to renowned Georgetown linguist and bestselling author Deborah Tannen who speaks about her previous book, You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. This book was on the New York Times Bestseller List for four years, and Roxanne says that it “has become the bible for the differences in the way in which girls and women and boys…

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