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Four Books to Read Before They Become Movies

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Book-to-movie adaptations are bigger than ever in 2018! Just the Right Book is thrilled to welcome back Cristina Arreola, Senior Books Editor at Bustle to give us the scoop on which books to read before they hit the big screen! Follow Cristina on Twitter! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Crazy, Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan Where’d You Go Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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Roxanne Coady’s Mishmash of Summer Reading Ideas

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Wondering what to read while the sun is out and the days are long? Roxanne Coady from Just the Right Book Podcast has you covered with 22 hand-picked reads from biographies and self-help books to deliciously disturbing novels, beach reads and more! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell Grant by Ron Chernow How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson Dot Journaling?A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller Einstein’s…

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Here Are Some Tips to Snap Out of Your Reading Slump

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It happens to most of us one time or another.  But how do you snap out of the dreaded reading slump?  We enlisted the help of Just the Right Book regular Michael Kindness to give us some tips and recommendations. Books in this episode: The Oracle Year by Charles Soule Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings by Jez Burrows

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“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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Gail Honeyman on “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine”

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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!

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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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“My Family Was Crazy, So Now I’m a Psychiatrist”

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One day at the age of 10, as a student at a New England boarding school, young Ned Hallowell was told to report to the school psychologist at the request of his mother. Getting right to the point, Dr. Merritt asked, “Well, how about if you tell me about your life so far?” “I remember starting to talk, and out of the blue the floodgates opened,” recalls Hallowell in his new memoir, Because I Come From a Crazy Family (Bloomsbury). “I talked and talked and cried and cried… Dr. Merritt sat there, not saying a word.” What Dr. Merritt said next, according to Hallowell, “makes me believe he was either the best or the worst psychologist on the planet. He…

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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong: “Sex and the City and Us”

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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!

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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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“Survivors Guide to Prison” Director Matthew Cooke

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Matthew Cooke, whose credits include ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’, ‘Confinement,’ and ‘Deliver Us From Evil,’ talks to Sean Tuohy about his latest documentary “Survivors Guide to Prison.” To learn more about Matthew Cooke, like his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also watch the trailer for “Survivors Guide to Prison.” Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!

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Writer’s Bone: My Old Faithful Author Yang Huang

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In 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford at a Halloween party and they immediately hit it off. The Writer’s Bone podcast wasn’t born on that exact night, but they were able to discuss some of their favorite things like writing, screenwriting, books, movies, comedy, and comic books. Daniel and Sean feel that they are in the middle of something very big and wonderful and BookTrib is happy to be a partner in this endeavor.  Author Yang Huang talks to Daniel Ford about her short story collection My Old Faithful. To learn more about Yang Huang, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @yangwrites. Join the author for a book launch party! On April 10th at The Bindery in San Francisco, from 7:30…

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‘Shallow Graves’ Author on a Case That Haunted Her

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In 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford at a Halloween party and they immediately hit it off. The Writer’s Bone podcast wasn’t born on that exact night, but they were able to discuss some of their favorite things like writing, screenwriting, books, movies, comedy, and comic books. Daniel and Sean feel that they are in the middle of something very big and wonderful and BookTrib is happy to be a partner in this endeavor.  Maureen Boyle, author of Shallow Graves: The Hunt For The New Bedford Serial Killer, talks to Daniel Ford about writing and researching a case that has haunted her and the killer’s victims. To learn more about Maureen Boyle, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MaureenEBoyle1. Want more…

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‘The Light We Lost’ Author Jill Santopolo Chats about the Upcoming Film Adaptation and Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club

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In 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford at a Halloween party and they immediately hit it off. The Writer’s Bone podcast wasn’t born on that exact night, but they were able to discuss some of their favorite things like writing, screenwriting, books, movies, comedy, and comic books. Daniel and Sean feel that they are in the middle of something very big and wonderful and BookTrib is happy to be a partner in this endeavor.  Jill Santopolo, author The Light We Lost, returns to the podcast! She chats with Stephanie Schaefer about the paperback edition of the novel, writing the screenplay for the upcoming film adaption, and Reese Witherspoon selecting The Light We Lost for her book club.   To learn more about Jill Santopolo, visit her official website, like her Facebook…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua Does It Again

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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!

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Speak No Evil Author Uzodinma Iweala

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In 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford at a Halloween party and they immediately hit it off. The Writer’s Bone podcast wasn’t born on that exact night, but they were able to discuss some of their favorite things like writing, screenwriting, books, movies, comedy, and comic books. Daniel and Sean feel that they are in the middle of something very big and wonderful and BookTrib is happy to be a partner in this endeavor.  In this edition, Uzodinma Iweala, author of Beasts of No Nation and Speak No Evil, talks to Daniel Ford about writing in longhand, how he built the characters in his new novel, the themes he wanted to explore in Speak No Evil, and why writers need to listen closely to the…

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