Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re sharing some thrilling podcast news, talking about time and place settings we’d like to see in more books, and reviewing Attica Locke’s new mystery Pleasantville. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly to take with you on the go.
Links of interest
Vulture reports on JK Rowling’s non-prequel play.
The Vox article about leading slavery tours at a plantation.
Books mentioned (those that have been reviewed in this space are linked to the review):
Ada or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov (podcast readalong!)
The Cutting Season, Attica Locke
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
Bittersweet, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Amelia Peabody series, by Elizabeth Peters (the first is Crocodile on the Sandbank)
The Night Villa, Carol Goodman
The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple
Troubling a Star, Madeleine L’Engle
The Shadow of the Moon and The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye
Sleepy Hollow the FOX show (what a great show)
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hiding in Plain Sight, Nuruddin Farah
On Sal Mal Lane, Ru Freeman
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn
The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson
Pleasantville, Attica Locke (reviewed!)
Emma, Alexander McCall Smith (to be read for next time!)
Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld (roundly loathed by Whiskey Jenny)
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