September 25, 2020

Pamela Redmond - OLDER

Pamela discusses her latest novel Older, writing a book that provides some humor during these troubling times, enjoying her novel Younger as a television show and having Sutton Foster cast in the show, writing about aging, and much more. 

Older can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Pamela’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
  2. Someone by Alice McDermott
September 22, 2020

John Cribb - OLD ABE

John talks about his latest novel Old Abe, writing a fictional account of Lincoln’s life, conducting research on one of the most famous men in history, how he decided to tackle this subject, and much more.

Old Abe can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

John’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. Metamorphoses by Ovid
  2. Collected Stories by Frank O’Connor

Kristin talks about her latest novel the New York Times bestseller The Book of Lost Names, the research she did regarding the forgery of documents during World War 2, writing about ordinary people who rise up to do extraordinary things, the large number of Nazi-looted books that still have not been returned to their original owners, creating the Facebook group Friends and Fiction with four other authors during the pandemic, and more.

The Book of Lost Names can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Kristin’s 4 recommended reads are:

  1. Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan
  2. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  3. Lost in Paris by Elizabeth Thompson
  4. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Signe and I discuss her latest novel The Forgotten Kingdom, researching people and events from the sixth century, telling stories previously lost to time and history, working as an acquisitions editor, and much more. 

The Forgotten Kingdom can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   

Signe’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Wendy discusses her new novel Don’t Look For Me, her personal inspiration for this story, the psychology of grief, creating a strong sense of place in this novel, the fight or flight impulse in humans, her recommended reads, and much more.

Don’t Look For Me can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Wendy’s 4 recommended reads are:

  1. One By One by Ruth Ware
  2. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  3. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  4. Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan

Asha discusses her debut novel Fifty Words for Rain, setting her novel in post-World War 2 Japan, her lifelong love of the country and its language, having her novel chosen as a Good Morning America book club selection, and much more.

 Fifty Words for Rain can be purchased at Murder by the Book.  

Asha’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Jason discusses his book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, his wife Amy’s viral essay and his response, processing grief, advice for writing a memoir, attending Burning Man, and much more. 

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Jason’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, a Friendship by Sarah Ruhl
  2. Timeless Flight: The Definitive Biography of the Byrds by Johnny Rogan
September 1, 2020

Gill Paul - JACKIE AND MARIA

Gill discusses her latest novel Jackie and Maria, the reader who gave her the inspiration for this story, Jackie and her sister Lee’s complex relationship, the rivalry between Jackie and Maria, her year-round love of swimming, and more.

Jackie and Maria can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Gill’s 3 recommended reads are:

1. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak

2. Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

3. When We Were Young & Brave by Hazel Gaynor

David discusses his debut mystery Winter Counts, the inspiration for his story, Lakota traditions, maintaining racial identity and culture, life on the Rosebud Reservation, the Indigenous food revolution, and much more.

Winter Counts can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

David’s 2 recommended reads are:

  1. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  2. Hillbilly Hustle by Wesley Browne

Stephanie discusses her new novel Lineage Most Lethal, her lifelong interest in genealogy, writing about World War 2 and spy craft, her favorite places to conduct research, and much more.

Lineage Most Lethal can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Stephanie’s 3 recommended reads are:

  1. Without Sanction by Don Bentley
  2. All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Lauren Willig, Beatriz Williams, and Karen White
  3. Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien

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