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Book Cougars Podcast: Two Middle-Aged Women on the Hunt for a Good Read

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Episode Eighty Seven Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread can be found HERE. We will record with Min on October 30th.
– Currently Reading –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee (CW)
The Professor’s House – Willa Cather (CW)
The Gifted School – Bruce Holsinger (EF)

– Just Read –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee (EF)
Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane (EF)
Why Religion?: A Personal Story – Elaine Pagels (CW) (audio)
A Better Man (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #15) – Louise Penny (CW)
Twenty-one Truths About Love – Matthew Dicks (EF) release date November 19, 2019
Ain’t Nobody Nobody – Heather Harper Ellett (CW)
Chris and Emily stalled and haven’t finished reading:
The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai (EF)
The Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went to see Bobby Flay in conversation with Kate Middleton to discuss his new book Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen: A Cookbook.
Emily went to Books on Pratt in Downtown Hartford where she met Jean P. Moore, author of Tilda’s Promise. She also got to Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven, MA and attended the first annual Connecticut Literary Festival at Real Art Ways in Hartford.
– Upcoming Adventures –
October 17 at 2pm – Chris will be hosting The Willa Cather Book Club at

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Episode Eighty Six Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread can be found HERE . We will record with Min on October 30th.

– Elissa Sweet –
Get a Life, Chloe Brown – Talia Hibbert (release date November 5, 2019)
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
Rebel – Beverly Jenkins

Check upcoming dates for the Bank Square Books Romance Book Club HERE

Upcoming Event: KissCon New England October 26, 2019 at 2:00 – Mohegan Sun
Authors include: Loretta Chase, Sarah MacLean, Ilona Andrews,Tessa Dare, Nisha Sharma, Joanna Shupe, Olivia Waite, Megan Frampton, and Caroline Linden

– John Valeri –
Sharon, Lois, and Bram’s Skinnamarink – Sharon Hampson, Lois Lillienstein, Bram Morrison, Qin Leng
The Truth About Magic – Atticus Poetry
Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
The Last Séance: Tales of the Supernatural – Agatha Christie

– Ann Kingman –
The Memory Police – Yōko Ogawa
The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
The Secrets We Kept – Lara Prescott

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Episode Eighty Four Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread will open on October 1st.

– Currently Reading –
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II – Sonia Purnell (CW)
Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career – Daryl W. Palmer (CW)
For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity – Liz Plank (EF) release date September 10, 2019
The Seven of Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames (EF)

– Just Read –
Midnight at the Blackbird Café – Heather Webber (EF)
Scandal – Willa Cather (CW) which is part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Jessica Francis Kayne discuss her book Rules for Visiting.

Chris visited the Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, CT. This is the new meeting place for the Willa Cather Book Club; they will be meeting at 2:00 on October 17th discussing The Professor’s House.

Chris had family in town and went to: Mystic Seaport Museum, Savoy Bookstore and Cafe, New York Public Library. Chris got a new Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen.
– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 5, 2019 – Chris and Emily are planning to go to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Madeline Miller discuss her book Circe.

Emily hopes to visit Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop in Beavercreek, Ohio.

– Upcoming Reads –
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)

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Episode Eighty Three Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– Toni Morrison –
Books we mention: The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Beloved
If you are interested in participating in the Fans of Booktopia Song of Solomon readalong, the discussion can be found HERE.

– Currently Reading –
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II – Sonia Purnell (CW)
Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career – Daryl W. Palmer (CW)
Midnight at the Blackbird Café – Heather Webber (EF)
– Just Read –
Lady in the Lake – Laura Lippman (EF)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – John Carreyrou (EF)(audio)
The Farm – Joanne Ramos (EF)
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW) Chris wrote a review on her blog.
Chris also recommends the audio version performed by Juliet Stevenson and plans to check out the BBC series as well as Rebecca Shoptaw’s adaptation, Middlemarch: The Series.
– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went to Deep River, CT to visit Bennett’s Books
Emily visited Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas event is September 10, 2019

– Upcoming Jaunts –
August 19, 2019 – Chris is planning to go to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Jessica Francis Kayne discuss her book Rules for Visiting
September 16-23 –

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Episode Eighty Two Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– Currently Reading –
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW)
Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer – Bren Smith (EF)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – John Carreyrou (EF)
The Farm – Joanne Ramos (EF)
Three Women – Lisa Taddeo (EF)

– Just Read –
A Gold Slipper – Willa Cather (CW) which is part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project
How We Fight For Our Lives – Saeed Jones (EF) release date 10/8/19
Check out his essay Alright Now at Gay Mag

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily went to Raven Café an Edgar Allen Poe themed restaurant in Port Huron, MI

Emily made a stop at Traveler Restaurant in Union, Ct

99% Invisible Episode #354 Weeding is Fundamental

Emily went to Wesleyan RJ Julia to see Bianca Marais discuss her new book If You Want to Make God Laugh

Chris hosted the Willa Cather Bookclub to discuss Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Sadly, Bookclub Bookstore & More has closed its doors, but upcoming quarterly meetings will be at the Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, CT. South Windsor is the birthplace of Jonathan Edwards, a theologian who is famous for the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Check back, the next meeting of the bookclub will be in October, discussing the The Professors House.

Chris took her friend, Janet, to the New York Public Library to see the

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Episode Eighty One Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– Currently Reading –
The Dutch House – Ann Patchett (EF) release date 9/24/19
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW) – Just Read –
The Butterfly Girl – Rene Denfeld (EF) release date 10/1/19
A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport – Kate Stewart (CW)
Chris wrote a review of this book on her blog.
Never Have I Ever – Joshilyn Jackson (EF) release date 7/30/19
The Hotel Neversink – Adam O’Fallon Price (CW) 8/6/19
City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert (EF)
Evie Drake Starts Over – Linda Holmes (EF)
If You Want to Make God Laugh – Bianca Marais (CW)(EF)
Chris wrote a review of this book on her blog.

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris presented a paper, and generally immersed herself in all things CATHER, at the 17th International Willa Cather Seminar. She went on several field trips including the, Willow Shade (the home where Willa lived with her family for her first nine years, Capon Springs, National Museum of American History and Culture, Winchester Book Gallery, and The Handley Library. She wrote about the Handley Library on her blog.

Emily did a lot of traveling including:
Ireland: Dubray Books & Trinity Library
Portugal: Bertrand Livreiros
Michigan: McClean & Eakin Booksellers

Emily attended a joint event with RJ J...

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Episode Eighty Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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If you’d like to help financially support the Book Cougars, please consider becoming a Patreon member.
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DONATE HERE. If you would prefer to donate directly to us, please email
bookcougars@gmail.com for instructions.

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– 80th Episode Giveaway –
Enter to win by subscribing to our email newsletter here by July 18th.
48 PEAKS: Hiking and Healing in the White MountainsCheryl Suchors
Tilda’s PromiseJean P. Moore

Cheryl and Jean will be our guests on Episode 81.

– Readalong with Jenny Colvin of Reading Envy
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
The Goodreads discussion page can be found HERE

Be sure to check out Episode 157 of the Reading Envy podcast for our discussion of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
The Goodreads discussion page can be found HERE.

– Also Mentioned –
Willa Cather:
My Ántonia
O Pioneers!
The Professor’s House

James Patterson
Grimké Sisters
A Conversation with Cheryl Strayed and Oprah Winfrey at MOUNTAINFILM can be found HERE
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Langston Hughes
Toni Morrison

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Episode Seventy Nine Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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Tamara – Book Blogger of Traveling With TTwitter: rockstar1023
Instagram: rockstar1023
Facebook: TravelingWithT
SheReads.org
Kimberly Brock – The River Witch
Fiona Davis
Beatrice Williams
Kristin Hannah – The Nightingale
Margaret Mitchell – Gone With the Wind
Riley Sagers – The Last Time I Lied / Final Girls / Lock Every Door (release date July 2, 2019)
Joshilyn Jackson – Never Have I Ever
Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, MS
Reading Women Podcast – Kendra Winchester and Autumn Privett
Twitter: thereadingwomen
Instagram: thereadingwomen
Facebook: thereadingwomen
Jesmyn Ward – Salvage the Bones
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
N.K. Jemison – The Broken Earth series
Attica Locke
Sujata Massey – Perveen Mistry series
Leslie Jamison
Kira Jane Buxton – Hollow Kingdom (release date August 6, 2019)
Reading Women BINGO!

Robert – BookTuber at barter hordes2019 BookTube Prize announcement video
2019 BookTube Prize website
Delia Owens – Where the Crawdads Sing / The Cry of the Kalahari
Fatima Farheen Mirza – A Place for Us
Sigrid Nunez – The Friend
Madeline Miller – Circe
Fiona Davis

Elissa Englund Sweet – Event...

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Episode Eighty Eight Show Notes
Purchase
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DONATE HERE. If you would prefer to donate directly to us, please email bookcougars@gmail.com for instructions.

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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread can be found HERE. We will record with Min on October 30th.

– Currently Reading –
Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo (CW)
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott (EF)
– Just Read –
The Professor’s House – Willa Cather (CW)
The Gifted School – Bruce Holsinger (EF)
A Wagner Matinée – Willa Cather (CW)
part of the Willa Cather Short Story ProjectAmerican Dirt – Jeanine Cummins (EF) release date January 21, 2020
Thoughts in Solitude – Thomas Murton (CW)In Pieces – Sally Field (EF)
– Biblio Adventures –
Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers to see Karl Marlantes talk about his new book Deep River and to see Daniel Leader discuss his new book Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making.

Chris watched the movie Late Night
Chris hosted The Willa Cather Book Club at Wood Memorial Library where they discussed The Professor’s House

Emily watched the first part of Big Little Lies based on the novel by Liane Moriarty

Emily went on a jaunt to NYC and saw the Jefferson Market Library and saw the play Sunday by Jack Thorne
Chris and Emily attended the Hachette Book Group Bookclub Brunch in New York City:

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