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Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

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Sarah and I discuss We Are Satellites, what happens when a medical technology developed for one condition is used for another purpose or has a commercial application instead, how she chose to tell the story from four POVs, the ethical and moral issues related to using technologies in new and cutting edge ways, making sure her medical device would be realistic, and much more. Sarah’s recommended reads are: A Spindle Splintered by Alix Harrow A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   You can listen to Readers Digress here. If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Christina Sweeney-Baird, Alice Henderson, Jane Harper, Jeff Arch, and Katharine McGee. We Are Satellites can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kristan and I discuss Pack Up the Moon, how reading books about other people’s grief provides a safe way to cry over the things in your own life, why she chose to incorporate letters into her book, providing a story for a group of people who don’t often get their own story, the origin of her title, her own experience with a medium and much more. Kristan’s recommended reads are: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Katherine St. John, Steven Rowley, Emiko Jean, Jeff Arch, and Hala Alyan. Pack Up the Moon can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jess and I discuss Americanon, the way these thirteen books shaped culture, gender roles and beliefs in the U.S., evaluating American identity in terms of a different canon of books, looking into what books were owned in any given era, how she decided which books to include in Americanon, and much more. Jess’s recommended reads are: Negative Space by Lily Dancyger An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional by Rainesford Stauffer Life on the Line: Young Doctors Coming of Age in a Pandemic by Emma Goldberg Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Joe Berkowitz, Ty Seidule, Julia Cooke, Anna Malaika Tubbs, and Philip D’Anieri. Americanon can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Philip and I discuss The Appalachian Trail, crafting the history of the trail from the perspective of the people who built it and how and why they did so, the difficulty of knitting together a very long and narrow space that traverses many landscapes, Bill Bryson and his impact on the Appalachian Trail, and much more. Philip’s recommended reads are: This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together by Jon Mooallem A Dream about Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Joe Berkowitz, Eric Eyre, Julia Cooke, Tovah Feldhshuh, and Ly Tran. The Appalachian Trail can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pam and I discuss The Woman with the Blue Star, looking for the gasp in a story, her struggle to write this book, how publishing during a pandemic is like learning to walk all over again, how each one of her books reflects a time in her life, the types of characters she identifies with, and much more. Pam’s recommended reads are: Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland You Will Remember Me by Hannah McKinnon Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Judithe Little, Lauren Willig, Patti Callahan, Karen White, and Lisa Scottoline. The Woman with the Blue Star can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jeff and I discuss Attachments, crafting a story about relationships, his personal connection to the novel, how watching soap operas helped him write this novel, creating Sleepless in Seattle and behind-the-scenes details about its development, and much more. Jeff’s recommended reads are: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  by Gail Honeyman Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Sanjena Sathian, Kathleen West, Bianca Marais, Kim Neville, and Hala Alyan. Read the June Buzz Reads article here. Attachments can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Laura and I discuss A Special Place for Women, how she loves the fake dating trope, exploring what happens when activism becomes performative instead of genuine, what her writing process look like, her COVID-19 book release video, and much more. Laura’s recommended reads are: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Katherine St. John, Steven Rowley, Bianca Marais, and Hala Alyan. A Special Place for Women can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Steven and I discuss his new book The Guncle, including humor in his stories, how Auntie Mame and other magical caregivers inspired this story, the special message in his Acknowledgments, how The Editor came about, and much more. Steven’s recommended reads are: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth Less by Andrew Sean Greer Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson A Star is Bored by Byron Lane Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Katherine St. John, Georgia Clark, Lauren Ho, Madeleine Henry, and Kathleen West. The Guncle can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.        Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ly and I discuss her new book House of Sticks, the extent to which her father’s PTSD shaped her childhood, immigrating to the United States through a humanitarian program when she was three, writing about her family, the multi-layered meaning of the book’s title, wanting to provide hope for others who may experience similar situations, and much more. Ly’s recommended reads are: Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen Red Rock Baby Candy by Shira Spector Information for the As the Page Turns book club discussion of House of Sticks.   Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more like it, try Julia Cooke, Tovah Feldshuh, Anna Malaika Tubbs, Bridgett Davis, and Ayanna Thompson. House of Sticks can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elizabeth Barnhill

Elizabeth Barnhill

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Elizabeth and I discuss what constitutes a summer/beach read, reading habits and tackling our TBRs, finding diamonds in the rough, our favorite books of summer 2021, and more. Elizabeth’s 7 recommended summer reads: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray The Ride of Her Life: The True Story if a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts Survive the Night by Riley Sager Haven Point by Virginia Hume Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger Seven Days in June by Tia Williams Cindy’s 7 recommended summer reads: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know about Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages by Cate Doty Hostage by Clare Mackintosh The Husbands by Chandler Baker Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie House of Sticks by Ly Tran Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams Elizabeth’s 3 most anticipated summer reads : Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Cindy’s 3 most anticipated summer reads: Island Queen by Vanessa Riley The Family Plot by Megan Collins Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cate and I discuss her new book Mergers and Acquisitions, what she learned while writing for the wedding section of The New York Times, focusing on how people view commitment in today’s world, juxtaposing her own love story with the wedding announcements she created, and much more. Cate’s recommended reads are: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World’s Most Magnificent Bird by Sean Flynn Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more like it, try Julia Cooke, Tovah Feldshuh, Anna Malaika Tubbs, Melissa Croce, and Joe Berkowitz. Mergers and Acquisitions can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Genevieve and I discuss her latest book Letters Across the Sea, focusing on Canadian stories that have been long forgotten, where she got the inspiration for this book, the enormous responsibility that historical fiction writers have to teach the mind and touch the heart, and much more. Genevieve’s recommended reads are: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn The Woman with the  Blue Star by Pan Jenoff Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce Please nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.    If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more episodes, try Stephanie Dray, Chanel Cleeton, Patti Callahan, Renee Rosen, and Judithe Little. Letters Across the Sea can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.        Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emiko and I discuss her latest book Tokyo Ever After, how drafting this book helped her reconcile her own identity, her writing process and how it has evolved, why it took her a while to write this book, what a privilege it is to blend in, how her stunning cover came about, viewing stories as “windows and mirrors,” and much more. Emiko’s recommended reads are: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee To Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn Please nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to similar episodes, try Katharine McGee, Jane Igharo, Katherine St. John, Lauren Ho, and Lainey Cameron. Tokyo Ever After can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ayanna and I discuss her new book Blackface, her desire to encourage honest and sustained conversations about race, understanding the history of performing blackness and connecting these performances from Shakespeare to minstrel into one long arc, the need for the full rainbow of stories from black authors, the shocking number of blackface performances occurring in the 21st century, and much more. Ayanna’s recommended reads are: Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man by Joshua Bennett In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality by Jennifer C. Nash Please take 3 minutes and nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more, try Ty Seidule, Mateo Askaripour, Nancy Johnson, Anna Malaika Tubbs, and Bianca Marais. Blackface can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chanel and I discuss her latest book The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, how this is the first time she has written about a real life heroine, the incredible amount of research she conducted for this novel, which book of hers holds a special place in her heart, bringing Cuban stories to life, and much more. Chanel’s recommended reads are: Island Queen by Vanessa Riley The Riviera House by Natasha Lester Sisters in Arms by Kaia Alderson Nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more episodes, try Kate Quinn, Sadeqa Johnson, Patti Callahan, Natalie Jenner, and Stephanie Dray. The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Katherine and I discuss her new book The Siren, using three points of view to slowly disseminate information to the reader, how she enjoys writing about the messiness of life, taking unexpected life paths, how lives are lived in chapters, and much more. Katherine’s recommended reads are: Life’s Too Short by Abby Jiminez Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Please nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try J.T. Ellison, Hala Alyan, Madeleine Henry, and Jill Santopolo. The Siren can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Georgia and I discuss her new rom-com It Had to Be You, why she switched to the rom-com genre, how her own wedding inspired her to write this story, her fascination with weddings, teasing out a balance between tradition versus modernity, and much more. Georgia’s recommended reads are: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories by Karen Russell One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne Nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.  Thank you! If you enjoyed this interview and want to listen to more episodes, try Lauren Ho, Denise Williams, Jane Igharo, and Madeleine Henry. It Had to Be You can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tovah and I discuss her new book Lilyville, her difficult relationship with her mother and their generational chasm, how she came up with the delightful format of the book, incorporating “Lilysisms” into her story, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro after her mother died, her upcoming show, and much more. Tovah’s recommended reads are: The Watergate Girl by Jill Wine-Banks Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta, M.D. Stay or Go: Dr. Ruth’s Rules for Real Relationships by Dr. Ruth Westheimer  Prime Time: Creating a Great Third ACT by Jane Fonda Nominate this podcast in the Society and Culture category of the Quill Podcast Awards here. Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.   If you enjoy reading nonfiction and want to listen to more episodes, try Ty Seidule, Bridgett Davis, Melissa Croce, and Jason B. Rosenthal. Lilyville can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Flynn and I discuss her new mystery Northern Spy, how she creates such a strong sense of place, writing about a place where turmoil is always just under the surface, the roots of radicalization, being selected as a Reese Book Club pick, and much more. Flynn’s recommended reads are: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell Being Various: New Irish Short Stories edited by Lucy Caldwell Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.  If you enjoy reading mysteries and want to listen to more episodes, try J.T. Ellison, Sarah Pearse, Jane Harper, Halley Sutton, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden. Northern Spy can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer and I discuss her debut novel Ariadne, putting women from Greek mythology at the center of their stories, the complexity of building a Bronze Age world, ensuring that readers are not pulled out of the story and instead stay immersed in the world she has created, her favorite Greek myths, and much more. Jennifer’s recommended reads are:  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams Support or sponsor an episode of the podcast here.  If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more episodes, try Signe Pike, Alka Joshi, Bryn Turnbull, and Stephen P. Kiernan. Ariadne can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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