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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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This Month’s Pick: Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing”

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For the month of September, all chapters of the Girly Book Club are reading Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Buried, Sing (Scribner). Here’s the review that BookTrib filed shortly after the title was published late last year: Sing, Unburied, Sing is a beautifully written, character-driven, heartfelt novel that takes place in the steamy Mississippi Gulf Coast. The story is about a young black girl, Leonie, who has two children: Jojo 13, and Kayla, a toddler. The children’s father, Michael, is white and in prison. Michael’s family is hopelessly racist and rejects Leonie and the children, so they live with Leonie’s parents. Leonie is a drug addict and she is rarely around, so Mam and Pop have stepped in to raise the kids.…

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