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Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

Feminist Book Club: The Podcast Renee M. Powers

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Feminist Book Club: The Podcast features interviews with feminist authors, conversations with feminist readers, and readings from contemporary feminist works.

    [113] Best Books of 2020

    [113] Best Books of 2020

    An informal solo series reviewing everything FBC founder Renee reads each month.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
    We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry (listen to our podcast episode with Quan here!)
    How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
    Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan (listen to our podcast episode with Meredith here!)
    You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (listen to our podcast episode with Leah here!)
    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson (listen to our podcast with Alexis here!)
    After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America by Jessica Goudeau (listen to our podcast with Jessica here!)
    Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor 
     
    Honorable Mentions
    Two Old Women: An Alaska Tale of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival by Velma Wallis
    No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder (listen to our podcast with Rachel here!)
    Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell (listen to our podcast with Amanda here!)
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
    Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
    The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicone Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
     The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 
    The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
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    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our December spotlight organization is Vermillion Ink Press.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Sioux peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

     

    • 38 min
    112: Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of Sorrow

    112: Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of Sorrow

    “There are so many ways in our day that we can turn mundane things into beautiful things. Love is art, too. How do you turn relationships and connections into these beautiful, creative processes?” - Tiffanie DeBartolo
    Tiffanie DeBartolo's most recent novel is Sorrow. Her previous novels include God Shaped Hole (2002), How To Kill a Rock Star (2005), and the graphic novel Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story (2019) and she also wrote and directed the film Dream for an Insomniac (1996) starring Jennifer Aniston and Ione Skye.
    Tiffanie is the founder and CEO of San Francisco Bay Area record label Bright Antenna, and she is the cofounder of the ShineMaker Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to supporting human rights, women's rights, education, animal welfare, and the environment.
    She lives in Mill Valley with her husband two Irish Wolfhounds.


    Connect with Tiffanie on Instagram and her website.
    Tiffanie's book recommendations:
    Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    Untamed by Glennon Doyle
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    Our December book of the month is Kindred by Octavia Butler.
    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our December spotlight organization is Vermillion Ink Press.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Sioux peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    • 34 min
    111: What Renee Read in November 2020

    111: What Renee Read in November 2020

    An informal solo series reviewing everything FBC founder Renee reads each month.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action by Jane Fonda
    Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo
    Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo
    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    (send this book and a snack to yourself or a friend through the Feminist Book Club shop!)
    Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis
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    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
    --
    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our December spotlight organization is Vermillion Ink Press.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Sioux peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

     

    • 22 min
    110: Kao Kalia Yang, author of Somewhere in the Unknown World

    110: Kao Kalia Yang, author of Somewhere in the Unknown World

    “Each individual lives a full life. Each individual has their stores of joys and their treasure troves of beauty to offer to the world. This is my team of superheroes in 2020. They are the reason I’m not afraid of looking at tomorrow. Because no matter what happens tomorrow, I still get to share this city and this world with these individuals.” - Kao Kalia Yang
    Kao Kalia Yang is an award-winning Hmong-American writer. She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University. Yang is the author of the memoirs The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and The Song Poet. Yang is also the author of the children’s books, A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, and The Most Beautiful Thing. She co-edited the ground-breaking collection What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color. Her newest title is Somewhere in the Unknown World, a collective memoir of refugee experiences. Yang’s literary nonfiction work has been recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the PEN USA literary awards, the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize, and garnered three Minnesota Book awards. Her children’s books have been listed as an American Library Association Notable Book, a Zolotow Honor, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Midwest Independent Bookseller’s Award, and winner of a Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature. Kao Kalia Yang is a recipient of the International Institute of Minnesota’s Olga Zoltai Award for her community leadership and service to New Americans and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ 2019 Sally Award for Social Impact.


    Connect with Kalia on her website.
    Kalia's book recommendation: After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau (listen to our podcast episode with Jessica here)
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Support Black Authors.
    Our December book of the month is Kindred by Octavia Butler.
    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our November charity is Native Women's Wilderness.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    • 40 min
    109: Halley Sutton, author of The Lady Upstairs

    109: Halley Sutton, author of The Lady Upstairs

    “As a woman, there are things you see on a daily basis that you get numb to them. But what if you could put those ragey feelings somewhere? And this book is where I put it.” - Halley Sutton
    Halley Sutton is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles. She is a Pitch Wars mentor and holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of California Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in writing from Otis College of Art and Design. Her writing has appeared in CrimeReads, Monday Night magazine, and more. The Lady Upstairs is her debut novel.
    Connect with Halley on her website, Instagram, and Twitter.
    Halley's book recommendations:
    They Never Learn by Layne Fargo
    Miami Purity by Vicki Hendricks
    Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey
    The Roommate by Rosie Danan
    The Return by Rachel Harrison
    Also mentioned in today's episode:
    How Contemporary Crime Books are Exposing Society Inequities by Steph Auteri for the Feminist Book Club blog
    Feminist Book Club podcast interview with Layne Fargo
    They Never Learn by Layne Fargo review + interview by Natalia Santana-Pollard for the Feminist Book Club blog
    Hello Harlot coloring books
     
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
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    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our November charity is Native Women's Wilderness.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our December theme is AFRO-FUTURISM.
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
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    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    • 40 min
    108: Tana French, author of The Searcher

    108: Tana French, author of The Searcher

    “We are presented an awful lot of the time that there’s one experience of the world that counts and all the others are lesser and trivial. When you fight against that it is, even obliquely, a feminist move.” - Tana French
    Tana French is the author of eight books, including In the Woods, The Likeness, and The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. Her newest book The Searcher is out now. She lives in Dublin with her family.
    Connect with Tana on her website.
    Tana's book recommendation: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
     
    Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page!
    --
    We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our November charity is Native Women's Wilderness.
    Get $5 off your Feminist Book Club Box with the code PODCAST at feministbookclub.com/shop.
    Our November book of the month is BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer.
     
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    Website: http://www.feministbookclub.com
    Instagram: @feministbookclubbox
    Twitter: @fmnstbookclub
    Facebook: /feministbookclubbox
    Pinterest: feministbookclub
    Goodreads: Renee // Feminist Book Club Box and Podcast
    Email newsletter: http://bit.ly/FBCemailupdates
    Bookshop.org shop: Feminist Book Club Bookshop
    --
    This podcast is produced on the native land of the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples.
     
    Logo and web design by Shatterboxx 
    Editing support from Phalin Oliver
    Original music by @iam.onyxrose

    • 37 min

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