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The Bookstore

Sep 19, 2023

We read Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara. This short story collection was first published in 1972 and features 15 stories, and the incredible voices of folks in New York City and sometimes in the rural south.

Content Warnings (for the book, less so for the episode): sexual assault, child abuse, murder

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Sep 5, 2023

Our first book for September's prompt to Read a Book with an Animal in the Title is The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li. We loved reading about this obsessive, codependent relationships between two girls in post-war France. 

Content warnings: mentions of violence and sexual assault (not graphically described)

Our next book...

Aug 23, 2023

For our last book in August, Corinne picked Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo.

Content Warning: racism, abuse, alcoholism 

Our next book discussion will be The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us.

If you want to read along with The Bookstore Challenge 2023, you can...

Aug 8, 2023

Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine follows several generations of a family in the Colorado area. Fair warning, we have some criticisms about this book's writing, so if you loved it, you may want to skip this episode. 

Content advisory: violence, sexual assault, racism

Our next book discussion will be on Crazy Brave...

Jul 26, 2023

Or: A Fantastic Journey Across Seven Borders, five languages, And Three Major Religions, not counting the minor sects. Told by the DEAD, supplemented by the AUTHOR, drawing from a range of BOOKS, and aided by IMAGINATION, the which being the greatest natural GIFT of any person. That the WISE might have it for a record,...