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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 • 53 Ratings

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

    Ep 161: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

    Ep 161: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

    Anna and Annie discuss the decline in bookstore sales in the US. 
    Our book of the week is Exciting Times, the debut novel by Naoise Dolan. The story of 22 year-old Ava's life and loves in Hong Kong, this was a Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for the An Irish Post Book Awards 2020. It was recommended by New York Times, Esquire, Vogue and the Washington Post and compared with Sally Rooney.  What did Anna and Annie think?
    Coming up: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor.
    Both authors are coming to Adelaide Writers' Week. 
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 24 min
    Ep 160: A Burning by Megha Majumdar

    Ep 160: A Burning by Megha Majumdar

    Anna and Annie discuss the Novel Prize winner, Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au. 
    Our book of the week is A Burning by Megha Majumdar. This debut novel set in India centres on Jivan, whose Facebook post sees her arrested, her student Lovely and her old teacher PT Sir.  This was an instant New York Times bestseller, described as 'masterly' (The New Yorker)  'explosive' (O Magazine) and 'the must-read novel of the summer' (Washington Post). It was shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. 
    We're looking forward to hearing Megha Majumdar speak at Adelaide Writers' Week.
    Coming up: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 17 min
    Ep 159: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr

    Ep 159: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr

    Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award, The Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story by Monique Roffey. 
    Our book of the week is The Prophets , the much-hyped debut novel by Robert Jones, Jr.  It is a queer black love story set during a time of slavery, told in a lyrical voice with echoes of Toni Morrison. Described as 'virtuosic' (The Guardian) it is an instant New York Times Bestseller. A great pick for Black History Month.
    Coming up: A Burning by Megha Majumdar.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 19 min
    Ep 158: Memorial by Bryan Washington

    Ep 158: Memorial by Bryan Washington

    Anna and Annie discuss the growth in book sales in Australia for 2020.
    Our book of the week is Memorial by Bryan Washington, his debut novel following the prize-winning short story collection Lot.   The story of Benson and Mike, set in Houston and Osaka, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020, a TIME book of the year and is nominated for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence to be announced on 4 February.  We loved it!
    Coming up: The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 19 min
    Ep 157: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

    Ep 157: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

    Anna and Annie discuss the Costa Book Awards and new releases for 2021 by Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead and others.
    Our book of the week is Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.  This novel about a woman struggling with her marriage failure and mental health is darkly funny and has been compared with Fleabag.  Annie likens it to Bridget Jones meets Eleanor Oliphant.  We loved it but had a lot of thoughts.  Spoiler alert for the second half of this episode as we had to discuss the ending!
    Coming up: Memorial by Bryan Washington.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz 

    • 26 min
    Ep 156: Summer Reading Recommendations 2020

    Ep 156: Summer Reading Recommendations 2020

    Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss our holiday reading recommendations - beach reads, or cosy winter reads for those in the northern hemisphere.
    Our picks:
    Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno
    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
    Luster by Raven Leilani
    The Survivors by Jane Harper
    Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
    A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
    Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby
    The Performance by Claire Thomas
    Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
    Happy holidays.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     
     

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