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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 24, 2020

On today's episode, Adam interviews mystery author Elizabeth Little in Philadelphia about her new novel Pretty as a PictureThey breakdown the storytelling aspects of writing a murder mystery, surprising herself as a writer, and they have a lengthy discussion about their favorite films. 

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Feb 17, 2020

On today's episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and leadership. Layla's Instagram challenge #MeAndWhiteSupremacy became a global phenomenon and then a workbook before becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. They dive into how this novel came to be, communicating about race and so much more.

Books mentioned in this episode

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Highfire by Eoin Colfer 

Followers by Megan Angelo

 

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Feb 13, 2020

On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel, Lean on Me. Pat has written 30+ novels and her latest is available to U.S. library cardholders with no waitlists or holds on Libby.  Adam and Pat talk about the life of a caregiver, trying to care for parents who are sick, and take a deep dive into genealogy!

Feb 10, 2020

On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Phil Stamper! They discuss his brand new novel, The Gravity of Us, writing aspects of himself into his characters, his Twitter friendship with other YA authors, working in publishing, and much more.

Feb 6, 2020

"Without Clementine Churchill the history of Winston Churchill and the history of the world would have been a very different story." We've lost count of how many times we've nerded out with Marie Benedict but it doesn't matter because each time is something new and amazing. Today, we're discussing her latest work, Lady Clementine! 

 

Books mentioned in this episode

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

 

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Feb 3, 2020

On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy, All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrote this story so quickly, her internship at Nickelodeon, and so much more. Before the interview, Adam is joined by Andrea to offer up some additional reading recommendations. 

Books mentioned in this episode

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Save the Date by Morgen Matson

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

The God Game by Danny Tobey

A Letter to Jo by Joseph Sieracki & Kelly Williams

The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

 

 

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