25 episodes

A podcast where three friends read *all* the books, one book at a time.

Join Frances, Dorian, and Rebecca as they discuss one book in depth and chat about their reading.

Visit our website at onebrightbook.com

Support us by buying books from our shop at https://bookshop.org/shop/OneBrightBook

Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright

Frances: @nonsuchbook

Dorian: @ds228

Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes

Dorian blogs at https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/

Rebecca writes a newsletter at https://readingindie.substack.com/

Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

One Bright Book One Bright Book

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

A podcast where three friends read *all* the books, one book at a time.

Join Frances, Dorian, and Rebecca as they discuss one book in depth and chat about their reading.

Visit our website at onebrightbook.com

Support us by buying books from our shop at https://bookshop.org/shop/OneBrightBook

Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright

Frances: @nonsuchbook

Dorian: @ds228

Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes

Dorian blogs at https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/

Rebecca writes a newsletter at https://readingindie.substack.com/

Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    Episode #23: The Wild Iris

    Episode #23: The Wild Iris

    Welcome to One Bright Book! Join our hosts Rebecca, Frances and Dorian as they discuss THE WILD IRIS by Louise Glück, and chat about their current reading.

    For our next episode, we will discuss DURING THE REIGN OF THE QUEEN OF PERSIA by Joan Chase. We would love to have you read along with us, and join us for our conversation coming to you in late April.

    Want to support the show? Visit us at Bookshop.org or click on the links below and buy some books!

    Books mentioned:

    The Wild Iris by Louise Glück Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück Winter Recipes from the Collective by Louise Glück Proof and Theories: Essays on Poetry by Louise Glück American Originality: Essays on Poetry by Louise Glück Cold Nights of Childhood by Tezer Özlü, translated by Maureen Freely Waiting to Be Arrested at Night: A Uyghur Poet’s Memoir of China’s Genocide by Tahir Hamut Izgil, translated by Joshua L. Freeman Phantom Pain Wings by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Michael Hofmann Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Junior, translated by Johnny Lorenz The Details by Ia Genberg, translated by Kira Josefsson Mater 2-10 by Hwang Sok-yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell and Youngjae Josephine Bae Not a River by Selva Almada, translated by Annie McDermott Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated by Anton Hur A Dictator Calls by Ismail Kadare, translated by John Hodgson Undiscovered by Gabriela Wiener, translated by Julia Sanches Lost On Me by Veronica Raimo, translated by Leah Janeczko What I’d Rather Not Think About by Jente Posthuma, translated by Sarah Timmer Harvey Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis Loved and Missed by Susie Boyt During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase
    You might also be interested in:

    Louise Glück Nobel Lecture - https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/gluck/lecture/ Remembering Louise Glück by Garth Greenwell - https://garthgreenwell.substack.com/p/remembering-louise-gluck-1943-2023 Further resources and links are available on our website at onebrightbook.com.
    Browse our bookshelves at Bookshop.org.
    Comments? Write us at onebrightmail at gmail
    Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright
    Frances: @nonsuchbook
    Dorian: @ds228
    Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes
    Dorian's blog: https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/
    Rebecca's newsletter: https://readingindie.substack.com/
    Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode #22: Harriet Hume

    Episode #22: Harriet Hume

    Welcome to One Bright Book! Join our hosts Frances, Rebecca, and Dorian as they discuss HARRIET HUME by Rebecca West, and chat about their current reading.
    For our next episode, we will discuss THE WILD IRIS by Louise Gluck. We would love to have you read along with us, and join us for our conversation coming to you in March.

    Want to support the show? Visit us at Bookshop.org or click on the links below and buy some books!

    Books mentioned:

    Harriet Hume by Rebecca West The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West The Judge by Rebecca West Orlando by Virginia Woolf The Waves by Virginia Woolf The Palliser Novels by Anthony Trollope The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding Howards End by E. M. Forster Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Lote by Shola Von Reinhold Rebecca West: A Life by Victoria Glendinning Sunflower by Rebecca West The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola His Excellency Eugene Rougon by Emile Zola The Octopus by Frank Norris McTeague by Frank Norris A Green Equinox by Elizabeth Mavor The Tree of Life by Chava Rosenfarb In the Land of the Postscript: The Complete Short Stories of Chava Rosenfarb by Chava Rosenfarb Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays by Chava Rosenfarb Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell This Little Art by Kate Briggs The Preparation of the Novel: Lecture Courses and Seminars at the College de France by Roland Barthes The Long Form by Kate Briggs How to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces by Roland Barthes The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck More links of interest are available on our website. 
    Browse our bookshelves at Bookshop.org.
    Comments? Write us at onebrightmail at gmail
    Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright
    Frances: @nonsuchbook
    Dorian: @ds228
    Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes
    Dorian's blog: https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/
    Rebecca's newsletter: https://readingindie.substack.com/
    Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #21: In Conversation with John Williams About Our Most Anticipated Books of 2024

    Episode #21: In Conversation with John Williams About Our Most Anticipated Books of 2024

    Join our hosts Rebecca, Frances, and Dorian as they discuss their most anticipated books of 2024 with John Williams, books editor for the Washington Post.

    For our next episode, we will discuss Harriet Hume: A London Fantasy by Rebecca West. We would love to have you read along with us, and join us for our conversation coming to you in late January.

    Want to support the show? Visit us at Bookshop.org or click on the links below and buy some books!
    Click here for a full list of books mentioned in this episode. 
    Browse our bookshelves at Bookshop.org.
    Comments? Write us at onebrightmail at gmail
    Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright
    Frances: @nonsuchbook
    Dorian: @ds228
    Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes
    Dorian's blog: https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/
    Rebecca's newsletter: https://readingindie.substack.com/
    Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #20: A Mercy

    Episode #20: A Mercy

    Join our hosts Rebecca, Frances, and Dorian as they discuss A MERCY by Toni Morrison and chat about their current reading.



    For our next episode, we will discuss our most anticipated books of 2024 with the book editor of the Washington Post, John Williams, as our special guest. We hope you all listen in to this conversation and grow your book wish lists accordingly.

    Want to support the show? Visit us at Bookshop.org or click on the links below and buy some books!

    A Mercy by Toni Morrison Beloved by Toni Morrison Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Home by Toni Morrison Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette Same Bed Different Dreams by Ed Park Tone by Sofia Samatar and Kate Zambreno The Long Form by Kate Briggs The Master Key by Masako Togawa, translated from the Japanese by Simon Grove Harriet Hume by Rebecca West The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West The Real Night by Rebecca West Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West You might also be interested in:

    Toni Morrison Nobel Lecture https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1993/morrison/lecture/ Between the Covers Podcast – Kate Zambreno and Sofia Samatar: Tone https://tinhouse.com/podcast/kate-zambreno-sofia-samatar-tone/ Toni Morrison Discusses A Mercy -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IZvMhQ2LIU Toni Morrison: ‘Goodness, Altruism and the Literary Imagination’ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/books/toni-morrison-goodness-altruism-literary-imagination.html Further resources and links are available on our website at onebrightbook.com.
    Browse our bookshelves at Bookshop.org.
    Comments? Write us at onebrightmail at gmail
    Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright
    Frances: @nonsuchbook
    Dorian: @ds228
    Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes
    Dorian's blog: https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/
    Rebecca's newsletter: https://readingindie.substack.com/
    Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #19: Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

    Episode #19: Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

    Join our hosts Rebecca, Frances, and Dorian as they discuss MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC GIRLHOOD by Mary McCarthy and chat about their current reading.

    For our next episode, we will discuss A MERCY by Toni Morrison. We would love to have you read along with us, and listen in on our conversation coming to you in December.

    Want to support the show? Visit us at Bookshop.org or click on the links below and buy some books!
    Books mentioned:

    Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy 1949-1975 by Mary McCarthy and Hannah Arendt The Group by Mary McCarthy The Company She Keeps by Mary McCarthy The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean Lojman by Ebru Ojen, translated by Aron Aji and Selin Gökçesu The Most Secret Memory of Men by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Translated by Lara Vergnaud The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing Crook O’Lune by E.C.R. Lorac Tone by Sofia Samatar and Kate Zambreno The Maniac by Benjamin Labatut Bats in the Belfry by E.C.R. Lorac Gibbons, or One Bloody Thing After Another by James Morrison A Mercy by Toni Morrison
    Further resources and links are available on our website at onebrightbook.com.
    Browse our bookshelves at Bookshop.org.
    Comments? Write us at onebrightmail at gmail
    Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright
    Frances: @nonsuchbook
    Dorian: @ds228
    Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes
    Dorian's blog: https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/
    Rebecca's newsletter: https://readingindie.substack.com/
    Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode #18: Map: Collected and Last Poems

    Episode #18: Map: Collected and Last Poems

    Join our hosts Rebecca, Frances, and Dorian as they discuss MAP: COLLECTED AND LAST POEMS by Wislawa Szymborska, and chat about their current reading.

    For our next episode, we will discuss MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC GIRLHOOD by Mary McCarthy. We would love to have you read along with us, and listen in on our conversation coming to you in October or November, scheduling and consistency being our strong points.

    Want to support the show? Visit us at Bookshop.org or click on the links below and buy some books!

    Books mentioned:

    Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wislawa Szymborska, translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak The Memoir of an Anti-Hero by Kornel Filipowicz Love at First Sight by Wislawa Szymborska, illustrated by Beatrice Gasca Queirazza Chenneville by Paulette Jiles News of the World by Paulette Jiles Simon the Fiddler by Paulete Jiles Come Back in September by Darryl Pinckney The Maniac by Benjamin Labatut When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830s by Alexander Nemerov Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell The End of August by Yu Miri, translated by Morgan Giles Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
    Just in case you don’t have a copy of Map on hand, here are some links to the main poems discussed in this episode:

    “Love at First Sight” - https://poets.org/poem/love-first-sight “Allegro ma Non Troppo” - http://mrhoyesibwebsite.com/Poetry%20Texts/Szymborska/The%20Poems/Allegro%20Ma%20Non%20Troppo.htm “In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself” - https://www.best-poems.net/poem/praise-feeling-bad-about-yourself-by-wislawa-szymborska.html “Consolation” - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/48271/consolation-56d2295fb70bb Szymborska’s Nobel Lecture - https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1996/szymborska/lecture/ Visit us online at onebrightbook.com.
    Browse our bookshelves at Bookshop.org.
    Comments? Write us at onebrightmail at gmail
    Find us on Twitter at @pod_bright
    Frances: @nonsuchbook
    Dorian: @ds228
    Rebecca: @ofbooksandbikes
    Dorian's blog: https://eigermonchjungfrau.blog/
    Rebecca's newsletter: https://readingindie.substack.com/
    Our theme music was composed and performed by Owen Maitzen. You can find more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/omaitzen.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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