It’s a summer sizzler of a Bookshelf with rave reviews from both Laura and Kate for their eclectic books of choice. For Kate, it’s all about hot contemporary reads, including Carmen Maria Machado's In the Dream House, an eye-opening memoir about an abusive lesbian relationship. Whereas Laura’s enchanted by the African adventures of 1930s aviatrix Beryl Markham, and dazzled by William Melvin Kelley’s portrait of a black musician in Jazz Age America.
Listen in to hear what we made of…
In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
Morning by Allan Jenkins
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
A Drop of Patience by William Melvin Kelley
The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel
Also mentioned on this episode:
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou – listen in to episode 55 for a full discussion
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Plot 29 by Allan Jenkins
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker – listen in to episode 38 for a full discussion
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