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17 Recommendations From 7 Independent Booksellers

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Our segment, “What’s on the Front Table” features booksellers, owners, and buyers from some of the best indie bookstores in the U.S.! On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast we take you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite independent bookshops from past episodes! Are you ready? Let’s go!! R.J. Julia, Madison CT Forever Words: The Unknown Poems By Johnny Cash The Secret History of Twin Peaks By Mark Frost Listen to the full episode with Andrew Brennan here! Savage Country by Robert Olmstead The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson Listen to the full episode with Brian Wraight here!   Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly…

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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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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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