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Conversations about books and reading with authors, booksellers, librarians, and more.

A Bookish Home Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Conversations about books and reading with authors, booksellers, librarians, and more.

    Ep. 87: Fade Into the Bright with Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz

    Ep. 87: Fade Into the Bright with Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz

    Today we have a special episode with writing partners, Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz, authors of the new young adult novel Fade Into the Bright, about two sisters, one summer, and a diagnosis that changes everything.  Alyssa Embree Schwartz, from Virginia Beach, and Jessica Koosed Etting, a Los Angeles native, met at the … Continue reading Ep. 87: Fade Into the Bright with Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz →

    • 31 min
    Ep. 86: Katie Crouch, Author of Embassy Wife

    Ep. 86: Katie Crouch, Author of Embassy Wife

    Tune into this week’s episode with  New York Times bestselling author Katie Crouch. Her new novel, Embassy Wife follows two women abroad searching for the truth about their husbands—and their country. Katie is also the author of Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs, and Abroad. She has written essays for The New York Times, Glamour, The … Continue reading Ep. 86: Katie Crouch, Author of Embassy Wife →

    • 31 min
    Ep. 85: Kristin Harmel, Author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars

    Ep. 85: Kristin Harmel, Author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars

    This week my guest is Kristin Harmel, whose new historical novel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars, is about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis during World War II. This is such a compelling, heart wrenching read and hearing about the inspiration for this novel and … Continue reading Ep. 85: Kristin Harmel, Author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars →

    • 36 min
    Ep. 84: Brittney Morris, Author of The Cost of Knowing

    Ep. 84: Brittney Morris, Author of The Cost of Knowing

    This week I’m chatting with Brittney Morris, whose new young adult novel The Cost of Knowing has received wide acclaim including multiple starred reviews, inclusion on the Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide, and an Indie Next Pick selection. Tune in to hear more about the book, Brittney’s writing process, what she’s been reading lately, and … Continue reading Ep. 84: Brittney Morris, Author of The Cost of Knowing →

    • 26 min
    Ep. 83: Sarah Penner, Author of The Lost Apothecary

    Ep. 83: Sarah Penner, Author of The Lost Apothecary

    This week I’m chatting with Sarah Penner, whose debut novel The Lost Apothecary was an instant NY Times bestseller and is being translated into 30 languages worldwide. We discuss Sarah’s inspiring path to publication, writing a dual timeline historical novel, the casting of the phenomenal audiobook, and much more!   You can also listen and … Continue reading Ep. 83: Sarah Penner, Author of The Lost Apothecary →

    • 31 min
    Ep. 82: Mary Dixie Carter, Author of The Photographer

    Ep. 82: Mary Dixie Carter, Author of The Photographer

    Looking for summer reads to add to your list? My guest today is Mary Dixie Carter, whose debut novel The Photographer is sure to have you binge reading on the beach. Mary Dixie’s writing has appeared in TIME, The Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and other print and online publications.  She worked … Continue reading Ep. 82: Mary Dixie Carter, Author of The Photographer →

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Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mpmarina23 ,

Mind Opener

Episode 67 might’ve just been my gateway to the mystery genre, specifically psychological thrillers like the highlighted novel, The First Lie. Laura led a gracious conversation with the author, Hank Phillippi Ryan, that really makes one feel like they’re at a coffee shop or library lounge right there with them.
I’m so excited to get the book!

Tori in Atlanta ,

Warm, interesting, real

When I listen to Laura’s interviews I feel like I’m in a room in a conversation with friends. I always learn something new, at the same time it’s all so down to earth. Highly recommend!

Rach1359 ,

My Go To

The best place to find my next perfect read, Laura is a genius when it comes to her suggestions. On top of that, she brings a range of authors into view for me by engaging them in conversation about their writing. Love listening, thanks!

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