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Just the Right Book Podcast: Cheryl Strayed… Into the “Wild” & On to Advice Columns

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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. You may know Cheryl Strayed from her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, which inspired the blockbuster film starring Reese Witherspoon or from one of her other bestsellers, Tiny Beautiful Things or Brave Enough. The Portland resident, who’s popular advice column Dear Sugar inspired the podcast Dear Sugars is also the co-author of The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday…

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Transformation & Self-Realization in Nicole Krauss’ ‘Forest Dark’

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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 week’s episode of Just the Right Book!, episode 44, Roxanne Coady sits down with Nicole Krauss to talk about her newest novel, Forest Dark. Nicole Krauss is known to be an award-winning, best-selling author who appeared on the New Yorker’s list of “20 Under 40.” Forest Dark has been claimed as “elegant, provocative, and mesmerizing.” Krauss has written a variety of famous novels over the years such as Man Walks…

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Familial Relationships Gone Awry in ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

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An emotional and timely novel, Home Fire is a compelling story about Muslim families in crisis. Isma is the responsible older sister of twins Aneeka and Parvaiz. Their mother and grandmother have passed away and the twins are now 18 years old, so Isma, having previously put her ambitions on the back burner to look after her siblings, is leaving her home in London to travel to America for a work opportunity. Aneeka is beautiful and intelligent and will be studying law in London, and Parvaiz vacates the country on a quest to learn about his father, a known Jihadist, who fought in Chechnya and Afghanistan. In the US, Isma meets Eamonn, the son of a British politician who has a…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Jami Attenberg, Dr. Troy, and More

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After meeting at a Halloween Party in 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford put their heads together and came up with a podcast they would use to discuss books and some of their other favorite things. They initially called the podcast “2 Gentleman Writers,” then “Hemingway’s Love Children.” They eventually settled on Writer’s Bone – and we are so glad that they did! Daniel and Sean are in the middle of something very big and wonderful. Through Writer’s Bone, they feature author interviews, present works of fiction, and Boneyard discussions along the way. BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our featured stories and hope our readers enjoy this series as much as we do. This week’s series features a variety of episodes…

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