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Have you ever signed up for one of those ancestry sites, or maybe sent in a sample of your saliva and received DNA results? Well what can those results really tell you about the people and the traditions that inform your personal lineage? In Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots, author Morgan Jerkins takes a unique approach to understanding where she came and uncovers a wealth of incredible stories, traditions, and painful surprises.   About the Author Morgan Jerkins is the New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, which was longlisted for PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and Wandering In Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. Her third book, Caul Baby: A Novel, is forthcoming from Harper Books in April 2021. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. A recently named Forbes 30 under 30 Leader in Media, Jerkins regularly teaches at Columbia University’s School of the Arts in the Nonfiction department. Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, she’s currently based in Harlem and at work on television and film projects.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Jungles" by Isaac Aesili, "Every Corner In The Black Lodge" by 1939 Ensemble, "Molasses and Wine" by Heliix, "The Chase" by Principle,  "Brainiac" by Cold Storage Percussion Unit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Americans have been raised on a system of myths about race. We’ve invented stories to explain what we don’t understand, and it’s our belief in these often preposterous ideas that have shaped history. In A More Perfect Reunion, Calvin Baker seeks to dispel these myths as he writes about four key moments of racial awakening in American history, offering a solution and a path to move towards an integrated society.     About the Author Calvin Baker is the author of four novels, including Grace and Dominion, which was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award. He teaches in Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts, and has also taught in the English Department at Yale University, the University of Leipzig, where he held the Picador Chair in American Studies, Long Island University, Graduate Department of English where he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Bard College, and Middlebury College. His nonfiction work has appeared in Harper’s and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Rich Man's Road" by The Outview, "Progress" by Keen Collective, "Caña" by Sun Shapes, "Proclaim The Dawn" by LandMrks, "Days of the Blackbird" by Pierpaolo Ranieri. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The world puts you in a box -- geography, social class, family dynamics, gender, all things you’re born into with no say in the matter. But life gets really interesting when you’re finally able to make choices to fix what feels wrong. In Nicole Dennis-Benn's novel Patsy she writes about one woman’s journey to live a life that’s in congruence with her values, even at a steep cost to others.   About the Author Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of Here Comes the Sun, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she teaches at Princeton and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Hear Me Hear Me" by Davy Era, "Heavy Eyelids" by Lullatone, "Night Stroll" by Podium, "Get Away" by Rawsrvnt, "You and Me" by Keen Collective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you ever felt like you’re in a tunnel trying to dig your way out and are just getting nowhere? Like there’s not even a light at the end? In Roxane Gay and Tracy Lynne Oliver's fantastical graphic novel The Sacrifice of Darkness, a man is pushed past his limits and the consequences are global as the world is shrouded in darkness.   About the Authors Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger.  Tracy Lynne Oliver is attempting to make a new name for herself in this writing game. She has a magical novel that is anxious to see the light of day as well as a monstrous short story collection. If you know what's good for you, you'd contact her ASAP to call dibs on this greatness before you lose the next literary Beyonce. In the meantime, you can read her essay, "Love Letters" in Medium's "Unruly Bodies" series.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Walk with Me" by Land of Legs, "Dimensions Distilled" by Frozen Mesa, "Electric Passion" by Keen Collective, "Maple" by Pastek, "In the Steps of Dust" by Jules Blueprints, "Loa" by El Buho y Barrio Lindo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Want to get away from it all? Maybe rent a house somewhere remote, with no access to the internet, overlooking the woods and a swimming pool? But what if that heavenly vacation goes wrong -- really wrong -- in a way that has global consequences? In Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind that's exactly what happens, starting with an unexpected late-night knock on the door that leads to shifting of reality itself.   About the Author Rumaan Alam is the author of three novels: Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and Leave the World Behind. Other writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, and the New Republic, where he is a contributing editor. He also co-hosts two podcasts for Slate, studied writing at Oberlin College, and lives in New York with his husband and two kids.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Denholm Green" by Prairie Ensemble, "Washed Out" by Shaky Faces, "Morning Tide" by The Mariner, "Wintler Wine" by Prairie Ensemble, "Thinking of a Master Plan" by Theory Hazit, "Syntagma" by Jules Blueprints. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lynn Steger Strong: Want

Lynn Steger Strong: Want

2020-11-2428:511

Time to forget the way too familiar depictions of female friendship that lean on thread-worn stereotypes: the back-stabbing competitor, the gossip, the manipulator, the superficial princess. In Want, Lynn Steger Strong avoids those pitfalls by exploring the realities of adult life and how fissures can grow in a long-held friendship, seep into a marriage and corrupt our sense of privilege, success and economic security.    About the Author: Lynn Steger Strong’s first novel, Hold Still, was released by Liveright/WW Norton in 2016. Her nonfiction has been published by Guernica, Los Angeles Review of Books, Elle.com, Catapult, Lit Hub, and others. She teaches both fiction and non-fiction writing at Columbia University, Fairfield University, and the Pratt Institute.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "One Minute" by Complicated Congas, "Wainscott" by The Brow, "I Always Loved You" by Joonie, "If You Can't See The Sun" by Sun Shapes, "Daydreamin'" by Dr Crosby, "Sealing with Garrett" by Kyle Devine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you had trouble sleeping lately? Did you take a pill for it? What if sleeping pills no longer worked and your insomnia was so acute it could kill you? In Sleep Donation, Karen Russell creates a scenario where the cure for insomnia mirrors the corporate greed we’ve come to expect from big pharma and it’s a total nightmare. From sleep transfusions and corrupt toilet barons to a virulent nightmare so terrifying people choose to die rather than risk having it -- this novella just might keep you up at night.   About the Author: Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, the “5 under 35” prize from the National Book Foundation, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and is a former fellow of the Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. She currently holds the Endowed Chair at Texas State University’s MFA program, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Reprise" by Arms and Sleepers, "Pendulum" by Sun Shapes, "Pocket" by The Flavr Blue, "Tangerine" by Oatmello. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you exhausted? Does this pandemic and political hellscape feel like a job you’re not allowed to quit? In Stay Hungry and Kick Burnout In The Butt, Dr. Steven Berglas has the perfect prescription to help you channel all that energy into something positive and worthwhile. Listen as he and Amanda explore what makes us feel fulfilled and self-actualized while exploring some stories about people who channeled those negative feelings for good. About the Author: A former faculty member of Harvard Medical School's Department of Psychiatry and staff member of McLean Hospital for more than 25 years, Dr. Steven Berglas is now an executive coach and corporate consultant based in Los Angeles, CA. He is the author of four books that examine how the changes brought about by career success cause vocational, interpersonal, and psychological problems. He has published more than 70 articles and journal reports on the causes and cures of self-defeating behavior, the factors that cause executives to fail, and how to prevent white-collar crime. Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.  Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Santa Barbara Blues" by Don deBrauwere, "On the Move" by Dr Crosby, "Good Morning Melody" by Lullatone, "Dementia" by Wild Whirled, "Hopeless" by Pebaluna, "The SSLottery" by Little Glass Men, "Why (Do you Doubt Me Baby?)" by Andrew Kaffer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Claudia Rankine: Just Us

Claudia Rankine: Just Us

2020-09-2225:173

The United States is experiencing a time of reckoning, but too often it seems like we’re all talking past each another other rather than attempting meaningful dialogue. In Just Us, Claudia Rankine provides a blueprint for how we talk about and experience race in America. Listen as she and Amanda examine the emotions underpinning white privilege, shine a light on racial inequality in its less obvious forms, and explain what it actually means when a white person, "doesn't see color."   About the Author: Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric and four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Her work has appeared recently in the Guardian, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the Washington Post. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize, and a contributing editor of Poets & Writers. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016. Rankine is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Warmer Up Here" by The Upstroke, "This Summer" by Easy McCoy, "Eugene" by Calvin Valentine, "Tidewater" by Grant Harold, "Rebuilding" by 1,2,3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Susan Burton: Empty

Susan Burton: Empty

2020-09-1526:312

Sometimes we hold a secret inside that feels so big and so overwhelming that it distorts the way we see and move through the world. In the memoir Empty, Susan Burton explores an eating disorder she had kept hidden from everyone in her life for nearly thirty years, and how that process of exposure and exploration helped her move through the shame--revealing her biggest secret to family and other loved ones--and how that opened up whole new worlds to her.   About the Author: Susan Burton’s writing has appeared in Slate, Mother Jones, New York, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. She is a former editor of Harper’s and a producer of This American Life. Her radio documentaries have won numerous awards. The film Unaccompanied Minors is based on one of her radio essays. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two sons.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "One Minute" by Complicated Congas, "Great Egg Harbor" by Memory Palace, "Decoded" by WayFare, "Moving On" by Sarah Clarke and The Vintage Twin, "I Always Loved You" by Joonie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All summer we’ve been inviting previous Bookable guests back to the show to talk to other authors they admire. Well today we’re breaking the mold because there are just too many authors we haven’t been able to get on the show--yet. In our latest installment: Gary Shteyngart and Paul LaFarge. Paul and Gary live in upstate New York in neighboring towns. They talk about writing and craft and living through this present moment--all while a tornado heads directly for them.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Amanda Stern, Beau Friedlander and Andrew Dunn, who also mixed the episode and created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Raven Leilani: Luster

Raven Leilani: Luster

2020-08-2525:312

What do you want to do with your life and how much are you willing to struggle for it? Bestselling debut novelist Raven Leilani has written a luminous book that explores this question. Luster is a fearless, and sometimes funny, story about a complicated, maybe even a bit perverse, black millennial, who finds some of what she thinks she wants out of life with a digital archivist named Eric, a white man twice her age in an open marriage. And then from his wife. And then from their daughter.   About the Author: Raven Leilani's work has been published in Granta, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Narrative, Yale Review, Conjunctions, The Cut and New England Review, among other publications. She won Narrative's Ninth Annual Poetry Contest and the Matt Clark Editor's Choice Prize, as well as short fiction prizes from Bat City Review and Blue Earth Review. Luster is her first novel.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "When I See You" by Amir Oosman, "Last of Your Love" by Amir Oosman, "Sitcom" by Martian Subculture, "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Float" by Soul City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are all products of our environment. Who we are, and who we become in the world, is shaped by the places we were raised. In Shawn Stewart Ruff's debut novel Finlater, a Cincinatti housing project takes center stage, acting as a springboard for every aspect of protagonist Cliffy Douglass's young life. The book is fiction but draws closely from Ruff’s own childhood growing up black in the 1970s. Moving and memorable, Finlater explores the overt racism that still plagues America. With a probing eye and tender touch Amanda explores Ruff's world in this secret coming-of-age classic about changing demographics, interracial friendship, sexual orientation, and first love.    About the Author: Shawn Stewart Ruff is author of the novels GJS II (2016), Toss and Whirl and Pass (2010), Finlater (2008), winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction; and the novella One/10th (2013), the first of ten small entwined works inspired by W. E. B. DuBois' The Talented Tenth. He is also the editor of the landmark anthology Go the Way Your Blood Beats (1996).   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "No Better Time" by Sarah Clarke and The Vintage Twin, "Dissolve" by Hotel Pools, "Tangerine" by Oatmello, "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "The Comeback" by Moss Electric, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Lightning Rod" by Cold Storage Percussion Unit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this special 'Summer Reads' episode Amanda calls up authors Ottessa Moshfegh and Nathan Englander to find out what they're reading. Then the rest of Team Bookable gives Amanda their picks, complete with a special appearance from Darth Vader!   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Timeless Love" by Joonie, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You may remember Nell Freudenberger from Episode 7 of Bookable when she talked to Amanda about the metaphase typewriter (used to communicate with the dead) and her New York Times bestselling novel Lost and Wanted. Nell returns with Black is the Body author Emily Bernard. Emily and Nell cover a lot of ground, including the role race plays in their interracial friendship. From rituals around writing to how silence doesn’t save you, this conversation exceeded all of our expectations.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Amanda Stern, Beau Friedlander and Andrew Dunn, who also mixed the episode and created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Meet Storybound, a weekly podcast that features acclaimed authors reading excerpts from their work--sometimes with help from actors--always set to fantastic original score and an immersive sound design.  Today we share one of Amanda's favorite episodes from Season One: Author Mitchell S. Jackson reading from his memoir Survival Math. About Storybound: Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio, which also features Bookable.    https://thepodglomerate.com/shows/storybound/   Music: "Different Strokes" by Jupyter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writers can sometimes overlook the richness of their less central characters. Ursula Hegi isn't one of those writers. In The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls, she sets in motion characters that fans of Hegi will remember well to tell an entirely new story. In this eagerly awaited new work, Hegi revisits a story told to great acclaim--this time from a new perspective with an even deeper sense of heartache, compassion, and understanding.    About the Author: Ursula Hegi is the author of over a dozen books, including Stones from the River, Children and Fire, Floating in My Mother’s Palm, and Tearing the Silence, and has received more than thirty grants and awards. She teaches in the Stony Brook MFA program and lives with her family on Long Island.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Gatekeeper" by Sun Shapes, "Lights Out" by The Tree Ring, "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Attempt to be Poetic'" by Keen Collective, "Ferris Wheels" by Paper Rabbit, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "The Silence is Here to Save You" by Greater Alexander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You may remember Julie Orringer from Episode 4 of Bookable when she talked to Amanda about her novel The Flight Portfolio and the amazing Varian Fry who saved thousands of cultural creatives during World War II. In this engaging bonus episode, Julie returns with her upstairs neighbor--the one and only New York Times bestselling cartoonist Adrian Tomine. There's no time like the present for this wide-ranging conversation about working from home, parenting (while trying to make a living as a creative) and Tomine's new memoir The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's been more than twenty years since the publication of Nicholas Lemann's classic book The Big Test, which exploded the myth of meritocracy in a system blind to the inequalities it fostered. While systemic discrimination is widely discussed now, that's a fairly new phenomenon. In this episode, author Nicholas Lemann and Amanda explore how a creation with noble intentions--standardized testing--designed to mitigate social discrimination ended up being tainted by the very same bias it hoped to end.     About the Author: Nicholas Lemann is Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia Journalism School. A staff writer for The New Yorker, his previous books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Migration and How It Changed America.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Mean Streets" by The Shrugs, "In Asbury" by Memory Palace, "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Daydreamin'" by Dr Crosby, "Starry Night" by Brian Sussman, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "Caña" by Sun Shapes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lydia Millet's new novel A Children's Bible is the perfect book for a global pandemic set against a backdrop of growing social unrest, and Amanda is the perfect person for her to talk to about it. What are we leaving our children? Amanda and Lydia Millet explore the dark topics that drive her new book in a transformative conversation that will stay with you as we all navigate the uncharted territory of our here and now.  About the Author: Lydia Millet has written twelve works of fiction. She has won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her books have been longlisted for the National Book Award, shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and named as New York Times Notable Books. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.   Episode Credits: This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe. Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.    Music: "Andromeda" by Brian Sussman, "Landmark" by Brian Sussman, "Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Finders Keepers" by Paper Rabbit, "Rainy Day" by Brian Sussman, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Lisa D

Who is the author mentioned at 21:48? Both Emily and Nell go on and on about her book and I'd like to read it. I didn't catch the book title either. Looked in the show notes but no dice. Deets, please and thank you!

Jul 21st
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