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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

    Ep. 109 | Pacific Islander & Pasifika Authors

    Ep. 109 | Pacific Islander & Pasifika Authors

    In this week’s episode, Kendra, Sachi, and special guest Chloe Fergusson-Tibble share books by Pacific Islander and Pasifika authors.
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    Things Mentioned
    #PasifikaReadathonChallenge

    We Need Diverse Books Blog Post: Resources for Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s Website

    Books Mentioned
    Frangipani by Célestine Vaite

    Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

    Hawaii's Story By Hawaii's Queen by Lili'uokalani

    Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Mahealani Madden

    Chloe Recommends
    Auē by Becky Manawatu

    Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble

    Currently Reading
    All Who Live on Islands by Rose Lu

    Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

    About Our GuestChloe Fergusson-Tibble
    Ko Te Ramaroa te maunga
    Ko Whirinaki te awa 
    Ko Matawhao te waka
    Ko Te Hikutu te hapū
    Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
    Ko Chloe Fergusson-Tibble taku ingoa 
    Tēnā koutou! I’m Chloe, an indigenous book lover from New Zealand!  My tribal affiliations connect me to some of the most beautiful parts of our land and these landmarks are outlined above in my pepeha! I am a wife, mother, and whānau lover. I am a medical student currently studying to become a doctor. I love good kai, wine, cats, books and tramping!
    Books have held me tightly since I was about 11 when I would stay up late reading to myself and my younger siblings. I love a variety of genres and especially love reading books by Māori authors. I am a firm believer in equity. I am staunchly antiracist. I am pro Māori.  I make no apologies for this and it show in my reviews and recommendations. Ngā mihi ki a koutou!
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    • 42 min
    Interview with Julia Turshen

    Interview with Julia Turshen

    Kendra talks with Julia Turshen the author of Simply Julia, which out now from Harper Wave.
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    Books Mentioned
    Simply Julia by Julia Turshen
    Julia Recommends

    In Bibi's Kitchen by Hawa Hassan

    Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi

    What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordan


    Author Bio
    Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Now & Again (named the Best Cookbook of 2018 by Amazon), Feed the Resistance (named the Best Cookbook of 2017 by Eater), and Small Victories (named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2016 by the New York Times and NPR). Her forthcoming cookbook, Simply Julia, will be out on March 2, 2021. Julia has also coauthored numerous cookbooks and has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Food & Wine, Saveur, and more. Epicurious has called her one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time and The New York Times has described her “at the forefront of the new generation of authentic, approachable authors.” She sits on the Kitchen Cabinet Advisory Board for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and is the founder of Equity At The Table (EATT), an inclusive digital directory of women and non-binary individuals in food. She’s also the host of the podcast, Keep Calm and Cook On. Julia lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and pets.
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    • 57 min
    Ep. 108 | Once Upon an Eid and The Girl and the Ghost

    Ep. 108 | Once Upon an Eid and The Girl and the Ghost

    In this week’s episode, Kendra and Sumaiyya discuss Once Upon and Eid and The Girl and the Ghost.
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    Books Mentioned
    Once Upon an Eid edited by SK Ali and Aisha Saeed

    The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

    Currently Reading
    More to the Story by Hena Khan


    Rumaysa by Radiya Hafiza

    Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

    City of Ghost by Victoria Schwab

    Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

    Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

    Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed


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    • 55 min
    Interview with Quan Barry

    Interview with Quan Barry

    Kendra talks with Quan Barry the author of We Ride Upon Sticks, which is out now in paperback from Vintage.
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    Books Mentioned
    We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

    Quan Recommends

    Breath by James Nestor

    Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

    A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet


    Author Bio
    Raised in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts, Quan Barry is the author of the novel She Weeps Each Time You’re Born and of four books of poetry, including the collection Water Puppets, which won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN Open Book finalist. She lives in Wisconsin and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 107 | Middle Grade Magic

    Ep. 107 | Middle Grade Magic

    In this week’s episode, Kendra, Sumaiyya, and special guest Afoma Umesi share books around April’s theme, Middle Grade Magic.
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    Things Mentioned
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    Books Mentioned
    A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan

    Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

    Once Upon an Eid edited by SK Ali and Aisha Saeed

    The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

    Afoma Recommends
    Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

    A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

    Currently Reading
    Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu

    Amina’s Song by Hena Khan


    About Our GuestAfoma Umesi is a writer, editor, and the founder of the kidlit website Reading Middle Grade where she blogs about children's literature.
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    • 54 min
    Interview with Hala Alyan

    Interview with Hala Alyan

    Kendra talks with Hala Alyan the author of The Arsonists’ City, which is out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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    Things Mentioned
    Q&A with Hala Alyan about Salt Houses
    Books Mentioned

    Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

    The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

    Hala Recommends
    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    Author Bio
    Hala Alyan is the author of the novel Salt Houses, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award and a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize, as well as the forthcoming novel The Arsonists’ City, and four award-winning collections of poetry, most recently The Twenty-Ninth Year. Her work has been published by the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets, Lit Hub, The New York Times Book Review, and Guernica. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, where she works as a clinical psychologist.
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    • 46 min

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