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Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them.

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    • 4.5 • 414 Ratings

Can one story change the course of your life? Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, invites notable guests to tell stories of the books — and the moments — that changed them.

    Jennifer Finney Boylan

    Jennifer Finney Boylan

    Memoirist Jennifer Finney Boylan on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, transitioning, and man’s best friend. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, and Good Boy by Jennifer Finney Boylan. Also consider our staff pick’s: Matilda by Roald Dahl, The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and On Writing by Stephen King. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here.
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    • 25 min
    Emily Gould

    Emily Gould

    Writer Emily Gould on Eileen Myles’s Chelsea Girls, riot grrrl culture, and turning her observations inward. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out The Adventures of Tintin graphic novel series created by Hergé, the Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin, the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine, and Inferno by Eileen Myles. Be sure to check out Emily Gould’s new book, Perfect Tunes, available now. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here.
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    • 22 min
    Revisit: Min Jin Lee

    Revisit: Min Jin Lee

    National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee on George Eliot's Middlemarch, imposter syndrome, and her lifelong obsession with wisdom. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, War and Peace and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here.
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    • 25 min
    Rufi Thorpe

    Rufi Thorpe

    Novelist Rufi Thorpe on Jane Smiley’s Private Life, balancing motherhood with artistry, and a brush with mortality. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Chocolate War and We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier and Private Life by Jane Smiley. Be sure to check out Rufi’s book, The Knockout Queen. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here.
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    • 24 min
    Melissa Rivero

    Melissa Rivero

    Novelist Melissa Rivero on Elie Wiesel’s Night, questioning God, and growing up undocumented in America. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard, Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia, Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa and the Pigeon series by Mo Willems. Be sure to check out Melissa’s book, The Affairs of the Falcóns. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here.
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    • 24 min
    Melissa Clark

    Melissa Clark

    New York Times food writer Melissa Clark on Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Jewish Brooklyn, and eating her way through literature. To learn more about the books we discussed in this episode, check out the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Be sure to check out Melissa’s new book, Dinner in French, out Mar. 10, 2020. Stay in the know about the latest Macmillan news by reading our free newsletter here.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

afRICa61 ,

Highly recommend

More of a conversation than an interview. Really enjoy the tone… it’s a relaxing, yet informative, experience.

Loyal Podfan ,

Fantastic Podcast

Great production values. Be warned that your books to read list will grow and grow with each podcast. I love the interviews and the way the host gets personal. I highly recommend.

craftyanty ,

Beware... Your TBR list will grow

I truly enjoy this podcast.
As a teacher, I try to instill a love of reading by helping students find personal ways to connect to text, showing them that they can develop relationships with books, characters, authors, etc. This podcast is all about that personal connection. Each of Will Schwalbe’s guests describes their personal relationship with reading... its inception, its growth, and one of its peaks. It is a pleasure to listen to their stories and to hear about books that I may connect with as well. Just be warned, your “To Be Read” list will grow.

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