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Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady Roxanne Coady

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    • 4.6 • 346 Ratings

Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.

    The Emotional Legacy of the Holocaust with Judy Batalion

    The Emotional Legacy of the Holocaust with Judy Batalion

    In this episode of Just the Right Book, Judy Batalion joins Roxanne to discuss her book, The Light of Days, out now from William Morrow & Company.

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    • 56 min
    Senator Chris Murphy: How Do We Solve the Violence Inside Us

    Senator Chris Murphy: How Do We Solve the Violence Inside Us

    This week on Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, we revisit our conversation with Senator Chris Murphy where he discussed his book The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy. Elected in 2012 as the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, Chris Murphy has earned a reputation as a serious legislator who is willing to stand up for his principles and reach across the aisle. Since the Newtown school shooting in December 2012, he has also become the best-known leader in Congress in confronting the plague of gun violence in America. Now in his second term representing Connecticut, he and his wife, Cathy, an attorney, have two young sons, Owen and Rider. Related Episodes: Senator Will Haskell John McCain in His Own Words Discover more books at RJ Julia Booksellers.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom with Ilyon Woo

    An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom with Ilyon Woo

    Ilyon Woo just won the Pulitzer Prize for biography this week! Her book, Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom is now available in paperback. Buy the paperback book from RJ Julia: Master Slave Husband Wife from RJ Julia - Ilyon Woo Sign up for our podcast newsletter Just The Right Book Subscription Promo Code (15% off): Podcast Email us at: podcast@rjjulia.com

    • 52 min
    Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

    Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, we revisit our conversation with Tim Wu to discuss his book, The Curse of Bigness, now available in paperback and which examines the history of antitrust actions in the 20th century, making the argument that breaking up today's largest high-tech titans would be good for business as well as our democracy. 

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    • 40 min
    How to Find God in a World Full of Disappointment with Anthony Kronman

    How to Find God in a World Full of Disappointment with Anthony Kronman

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, she is joined by Anthony T. Kronman to discuss his book, After Disbelief: On Disenchantment, Disappointment, Eternity, and Joy, out now from Yale University Press. Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law and a former dean at Yale Law School. He is the author of Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan and Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life. He lives on Block Island, Rhode Island.

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    • 1 hr
    The Reconciliation Won't Be Easy, But It's Necessary Work with Claudia Rankine

    The Reconciliation Won't Be Easy, But It's Necessary Work with Claudia Rankine

    In this episode of Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady, Claudia Rankine joins Roxanne to discuss her new book, Just Us. Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist, and playwright. Just Us completes her groundbreaking trilogy, following Don't Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen. She is a MacArthur Fellow and teaches at Yale University.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
346 Ratings

346 Ratings

Raeaf ,

Bring back shorts!

I am a big fan of both formats—long and short. I’m concerned that someone is ill because there are fewer episodes overall and I can find no reference to the shorts and their disappearance. But if you are a reader and love nonfiction, Just the Right Book is a must. Roxanne Cody asks excellent questions and listens to the answers. She brings fresh insight to every conversation. Please let us know if Shorts is coming back! And thank you for some of my favorite conversations and all the excellent news about books.

abca18 ,

Cycling and Podcasts

As I began my cycling across the country, and nope, not on an e-bike,I would like to say how much I enjoy listening to you and your varied guests.Our country’s landscape is quite beautiful but there are some really,really I mean really hot,boring and barren parts to to cycle thru. Your voices and content have helped me through those
miles. As a long time listener don’t quit on me; I have a few more months of cycling!
P.S. Yes, I can “be bribed ” with an ice cream/coffee if April does not want it😆Thank you, Michele Reichardt CA

pokeyhiker ,

Shorts - love it

I’m finding that I love the shorts format.
I also love the in depth author interviews.
. . . Love it all

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