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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

Books On The Go Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes

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    • 4.8, 44 Ratings

A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

    Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin Award winner, The Yield by Tara June Winch.
    Our book of the week is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the follow up to her best-selling debut The Mothers.  The story of twin sisters, race and passing as white in America, it spans 40 years from the 1950s to the 1990s. It is already a New York Times Best-selller, described as 'utterly mesmerising' by Bernardine Evaristo  and has been compared with Toni Morrison. We highly recommend this one.
    Coming up: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith for Women in Translation Month. #WITMonth
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 22 min
    Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

    Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

    Anna and Amanda discuss books sales in the time of Covid-19 as the big box stores in America find success selling books next to the toilet paper. 
    Our book of the week is Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, the New York Times best-selling author of News of the World, which was a National Book Awards finalist.  This is her highly anticipated follow-up novel, a Western romance set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War.  Acclaimed for its 'authentic humanity' (New York Times) and 'airy, luminescent prose' (LA Times), but what did Anna and Amanda think?
    Coming up: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. 
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 20 min
    Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

    Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

    Anna and Annie discuss the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction winner The Nickel Boys, and what we think of David Walliams' books after criticism by Jack Monroe. 
    Our book of the week is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.  This is the first in the Highway 59 series featuring Darren Matthews, a black Texas Ranger.  With a gripping plot, vast landscape and racial tensions, this is a must-read. Described as 'mesmerising' (Guardian) and 'a superb thriller' (Times), Locke has won many awards and we can see why.  Looking forward to the next in the series, Heaven, My Home.
    Coming up: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 25 min
    Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

    Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

    A special episode: Anna and Amanda discuss our top Wellbeing books.
    We cover nutrition, sleep, exercise and mindfulness.  Our top picks are:
    - Food Rules by Michael Pollan
    - Gut by Giulia Enders
    - Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
    - Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
    - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
    - Chi Running by Danny Dreyer
    - Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
    - How to Live a Good Life by Jonathon Fields
    - Quiet by Susan Cain
    - Lost Connections by Johann Hari
    - Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    - Apples for the Mind by Tom Nehmy
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 50 min
    Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

    Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

    Anna and Amanda discuss the bookstores reopening after lockdown. 
    Our book of the week is How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. This debut novel which reimagines the American Western has been getting so much buzz.  It's been a national best-seller, and described as 'outstanding' (Washington Post) an 'epic drama' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'a glittering debut' (Esquire).
    Coming up: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke and our top Wellbeing books.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 17 min
    Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

    Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

    Anna and Amanda discuss the Australian government's Arts package announced recently.
    Our book of the week is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. Kawakami is a feminist icon in Japan.  She has been profiled in the New York Times, praised by Haruki Murakami and has won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. This novel explores womanhood and life as a single woman in Tokyo.  Much hype for this one!
    Coming up: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters and our top Wellbeing books.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 23 min

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44 Ratings

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