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
Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (which is now available in paperback), stops by Writer’s Bone to discuss delving into loneliness in her debut novel, what went into crafting her memorable main character Eleanor, and how she balanced drama and humor throughout the narrative. To learn more Gail Honeyman, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @GailHoneyman. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted and Seinfeldia, returns to the podcast to discuss her new book Sex and the City and Us (out June 5). To learn more about Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first interview with the author. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!
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…
Author Julia Fine speaks to Daniel Ford about her debut novel What Should Be Wild. To learn more about Julia Fine, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!
The Wall Street Journal says, “If we are going to have a national conversation about race in the United States, a book like [James Forman Jr.’s] Locking Up Our Own ought to set the tone.” The Yale Law School professor, former public defender, and charter school founder brings his experience to the complex minefield topic of race and incarceration in his first book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. James and Roxanne explored the intricacies of political activism and the role it plays today. They also discuss the current gun debate, the decriminalization of marijuana, and James’ father, the civil rights leader James Forman Sr. Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of our conversation with James Forman Jr. Want more BookTrib? Sign…
She flipped the notion of parenting on end with her last book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Now she takes her latest shot and claims the way we act is destroying the world. Her latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations offers a bold new remedy for reversing foreign policy failures and overcoming our own destructive political tribalism at home. R J. Julia was lucky enough to host the Yale Law School professor and as Roxanne puts it, “she is never one to shy from provocative points of view”. Books in this episode: Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!