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Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

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    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

    Interview with Ann Davila Cardinal - THE STORYTELLER'S DEATH

    Interview with Ann Davila Cardinal - THE STORYTELLER'S DEATH

    In this interview, Ann and I discuss The Storyteller's Death, how the book is a love letter to Puerto Rico and her family there, the importance of including the sense of smell when creating an immersive setting, why she set the book in the 1970s, her incredible opening sentence, magical realism as a symbol of hope, and much more.
    Ann's recommended reads are:

    Half-Blown Rose by Leesa Cross-Smith

    The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias


    Ann's Spotify Playlist for the book.
    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Amy Mason Doan, Lyn Liao Butler, Saumya Dave, Kathleen West, and Steven Rowley.
    The Storyteller's Death can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.       
    Bookclubs is the premier organizational tool for new and existing book clubs and also provides great resources for individual readers to discover new reads or find a book club to join. Check them out!
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    • 43 min
    Interview with Kristina McMorris - THE WAYS WE HIDE

    Interview with Kristina McMorris - THE WAYS WE HIDE

    In this interview, Kristina and I discuss The Ways We Hide, including MI-9 in her book and why people are so much less familiar with it, how the game of Monopoly was used as spy craft, her Book Club Guide online, the highlight of writing this book, all of the research she conducted, and much more.
    Kristina's recommended reads are:

    The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey

    Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan


    The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray



    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Natalie Jenner, Judithe Little, Renee Rosen, Adriana Trigiani, and Geraldine Brooks.
    The Ways We Hide can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.     
    Bookclubs is the premier organizational tool for new and existing book clubs and also provides great resources for individual readers to discover new reads or find a book club to join. Check them out!
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    • 31 min
    Interview with Elyssa Friedland - THE MOST LIKELY CLUB

    Interview with Elyssa Friedland - THE MOST LIKELY CLUB

    In this interview, Elyssa and I discuss The Most Likely Club, her inspiration for this book, incorporating 90s nostalgia, how she tackled drafting four distinct women, the highlight of writing this book, which character she identifies with the most, and much more.
    Elyssa's recommended reads are:

    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus



    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Amy Mason Doan, Lyn Liao Butler, Saumya Dave, Kathleen West, and Steven Rowley.
    Bookclubs is the premier organizational tool for new and existing book clubs and also provides great resources for individual readers to discover new reads or find a book club to join. Check them out!
    The Most Likely Club can be purchased at my Bookshop.org storefront.
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
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    • 32 min
    Interview with Mark Pryor - DIE AROUND SUNDOWN

    Interview with Mark Pryor - DIE AROUND SUNDOWN

    In this interview, Mark and I discuss Die Around Sundown, his fascination with World Wars 1 and 2, why he sets his books in Paris, his own experiences with misophonia, the easiest and hardest characters to write in this book, including Pablo Picasso in Die Around Sundown, and much more.
    Mark’s recommended reads are:

    Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby

    The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Peng Shepherd, Lucy Clarke, Katherine St. John, Joey Hartstone, and Julie Clark.
    Die Around Sundown can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.       
    Bookclubs is the premier organizational tool for new and existing book clubs and also provides great resources for individual readers to discover new reads or find a book club to join. Check them out!
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
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    • 34 min
    Interview with Angie Cruz - HOW NOT TO DROWN IN A GLASS OF WATER

    Interview with Angie Cruz - HOW NOT TO DROWN IN A GLASS OF WATER

    In this interview, Angie and I discuss How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water, how humor can help a difficult situation, the importance of storytelling, how she decided on the book's unique format, visiting a psychic as part of her research, and much more.
    Angie's recommended reads are:

    The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

    Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to listen to more episodes, try Amy Mason Doan, Lyn Liao Butler, Saumya Dave, Kathleen West, and Steven Rowley.
    How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water can be purchased at my Bookshop storefront.       
    Bookclubs is the premier organizational tool for new and existing book clubs and also provides great resources for individual readers to discover new reads or find a book club to join. Check them out!
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min
    Mary Webber O'Malley and Pamela Klinger-Horn - Their Favorite Fall 2022 Reads

    Mary Webber O'Malley and Pamela Klinger-Horn - Their Favorite Fall 2022 Reads

    Mary and Pamela join me to discuss their recommended reads for Fall 2022.
    Mary's selections:

    Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta - James Hannaham

    People Person - Candice Carty-Williams 

    The Matchmaker’s Gift – Lynda Cohen Loigman 

    The Book Hater’s Book Club – Gretchen Anthony 

    The Last Dreamwalker – Rita Woods

    Other Birds – Sarah Addison Allen 

    Solito – Javier Zamora 

    The Storyteller’s Death – Ann Davila Cardinal 

    When We Were Sisters – Fatimah Asghar

    Such a Pretty Girl – T. Greenwood 

    We Are the Light – Matthew Quick 


    Pamela's selections:

    When We Were Bright and Beauitful - Jillian Medoff

    The Real Mrs. Tobias - Sally Koslow

    Forsaken Country - Allen Eskens

    All That’s Left Unsaid - Tracy Lien

    Uncultured - Daniella Mestyanek Young 

    Hester - Laurie Lico Albanese 

    Signal Fires - Dani Shapiro

    Mad Honey - Jennifer Finney Boylan & Jodi Picoult

    Gilded Mountain - Kate Manning

    Winterland - Rae Meadows


    Support the podcast by becoming a Page Turner on Patreon.  Other ways to support the podcast can be found here.    
    Publishers Weekly article talking about Mary and Pamela's bookseller group.
    Bookclubs is the premier organizational tool for new and existing book clubs and also provides great resources for individual readers to discover new reads or find a book club to join. Check them out!
    Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

CC-Houston ,

Smart and sophisticated book talk

Cindy interviews are in depth and interesting, and she always brings a fresh perspective to the books she reviews. This is my favorite bookish podcast.

history1884 ,

Great pod

So interesting to listen to and Cindy does such a great job asking questions and doing her research.

living up ,

Thoughtful, fascinating

I love Cindy’s in depth questions and the way she brings authors to the readers!

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