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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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Bookish: Writers Recommend: What Attica Locke, Danielle Lazarin, and Laurie Gwen Shapiro Are Reading Now

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. In order to be a good author, you’ve got to be a good reader, right? That’s what we’ve always thought anyway. To keep our shelves stocked with must-read recommendations, we scoured social media to discover the books that our favorite writers recommend. Looking for more recommendations? Check out our staff reads. Anna Meriano loved Stella Díaz Has Something to Say and so did we. Finally picked this up and I’m already in loveeeee 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/JQ8peNxGv7 — Anna Meriano (@AnnaMisboring) February 14, 2018 Attica Locke shared an emoji review of The Wife by Alafair Burke. Just finished. 🤭😳👏🏾❤️ A post shared by attica (@atticalocke) on Feb 1, 2018 at 8:48pm PST Danielle Lazarin is itching to read Rachel Lyon’s Self-Portrait with Boy. I can’t wait till launch…

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Writer’s Bone: Live From Trident Booksellers & Café With Pachinko Author Min Jin Lee

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Live from Trident Booksellers & Café, author Min Jin Lee reads from her National Book Award-nominated novel Pachinko and then talks to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy about her writing process and what it means to be an engaged, thoughtful person in today’s political climate. To learn more about Min Jin Lee, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @minjinlee11. Also listen to our past interviews with the author: Episode 166 | Friday Morning Coffee.     Be a BookTrib Ambassador!  Sign up NOW for our weekly newsletter.

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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: 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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Writer’s Bone Podcast: The 35 Best Books of 2017

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2017 was a remarkable year for fiction and nonfiction. From fearless debut novelists to established literary veterans at the top of their games, authors provided the artistic tonic we needed to survive a turbulent time both politically and culturally. Narrowing down a reading list of 116 titles to just 35 was torture. The final grouping you’re about to read (and judge) could have easily been expanded to include 50 to 60 books. Please feel free to debate my choices and add your own in the comments section or tweet us @WritersBone. As always, keep reading everyone! Smothered, M.C. Hall Megan Cassidy Hall deserves a writing award for the faux-comments section alone. Her epistolary exploration of a sensational crime, and how…

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