Across The Pond

Across The Pond - Episode 6: UNSETTLED GROUND

Sam's boxes and boxes of books, fact checkers, Goodreads fatigue, and most importantly--Lori and Sam's most interesting discussion with writer Claire Fuller about her new novel, Unsettled Ground. Click here to listen!

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Sam's boxes and boxes of books, fact checkers, Goodreads fatigue, and most importantly--Lori and Sam's most interesting discussion with writer Claire Fuller about her new novel, Unsettled Ground. Click here to listen!


            

Unsettled Ground

By Claire Fuller

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142483
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Published: Tin House Books - May 18th, 2021

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - May 18th, 2021

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Known best for his work on stage and screen as well as his wickedly funny essays from The New Yorker, Paul Rudnick (I HATE HAMLET, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, IN & OUT) has now delved into the world of romance with his latest release PLAYING THE PALACE. Marketing coordinator and romance aficionado Ishita Kent joined Paul for a hilariously fun interview discussing all of the shenanigans that came from writing his take on a royal romance, including big embarrassing Jewish families, scary matriarchs, happy gay stories, and the larger than life, almost dream like state of musical theater and how to bring that same feeling into a book. 

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Playing the Palace

By Paul Rudnick

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780593099414
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Published: Berkley - May 25th, 2021

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780593099414
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Published: Berkley - May 25th, 2021

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Lori sat down with author Alexander Wolff to chat about his new memoir ENDPAPERS, a sweeping portrait of the turmoil of the twentieth century and the legacy of immigration, as seen through the German-American family of the celebrated book publisher Kurt Wolff. This was our Signed First Edition pick for March, and was so well regarded that Lori had to discuss it with him! Enjoy the conversation.

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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home

By Alexander Wolff

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780802158253
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 2nd, 2021

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ISBN: 9780802158253
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 2nd, 2021

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Across The Pond - Episode 5: OPEN WATER

Publishers under fire, free speech, and Britain's House of Lords, plus a not-to-be-missed conversation with Open Water author Caleb Azumah Nelson.

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Publishers under fire, free speech, and Britain's House of Lords, plus a not-to-be-missed conversation with Open Water author Caleb Azumah Nelson.

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Open Water

By Caleb Azumah Nelson

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157942
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 13th, 2021

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157942
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 13th, 2021

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Join debut author Tashie Bhuiyan with marketing coordinator Ishita Kent as they have an e̶x̶t̶r̶e̶m̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶o̶t̶i̶c̶  very dignified discussion on her new contemporary young adult book COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU. Along the way, they touch on the importance of character development, bad boys with hearts of gold, and brown girl representation within novels. Also - lots of love for independent bookstores and why they are so important! Make sure to watch.

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Counting Down with You

By Tashie Bhuiyan

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781335209979
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Published: Inkyard Press - May 4th, 2021

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781335209979
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Published: Inkyard Press - May 4th, 2021

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Across The Pond - Episode 4: HOT STEW

The abduction of an enormous rabbit, scammers take book prize money, Rachel Kushner's husband gets a nice birthday gift, people lose their minds over Hemingway, and author Fiona Mozley joins the podcast to talk about her new novel, Hot Stew.

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The abduction of an enormous rabbit, scammers take book prize money, Rachel Kushner's husband gets a nice birthday gift, people lose their minds over Hemingway, and author Fiona Mozley joins the podcast to talk about her new novel, Hot Stew.

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Hot Stew

By Fiona Mozley

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781643751559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781643751559
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

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Across The Pond - Episode 3: BEAR

Lori and Sam chat about legendary Texas writer Larry McMurtry, get geeky on BookTok and NFTs, and swap thoughts on Marian Engel's controversial novel Bear, finally available in the UK decades following its North American release.

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Lori and Sam chat about legendary Texas writer Larry McMurtry, get geeky on BookTok and NFTs, and swap thoughts on Marian Engel's controversial novel Bear, finally available in the UK decades following its North American release.

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Bear (Nonpareil Books)

By Marian Engel

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780879236670
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 1st, 2002

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780879236670
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 1st, 2002

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Across The Pond - Episode 2: KLARA AND THE SUN

In episode #2 of Across the Pond, Lori and Sam chat about the Women's Prize for Ficiton, The Phantom Tollboth, and Dr. Seuss, and they dig into why Kazuo Ishiguro's latest, Klara and the Sun, is a good novel but not his best.

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In episode #2 of Across the Pond, Lori and Sam chat about the Women's Prize for Ficiton, The Phantom Tollboth, and Dr. Seuss, and they dig into why Kazuo Ishiguro's latest, Klara and the Sun, is a good novel but not his best.

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Klara and the Sun: A novel

By Kazuo Ishiguro

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

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Across The Pond - Episode 1: INSIDE STORY

In this inaugural episode, Lori and Sam discuss how the idea for "Across the Pond" came about, what listeners can expect, and they take a deep dive into Martin Amis' latest, much discussed novel, "Inside Story." 

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In this inaugural episode, Lori and Sam discuss how the idea for "Across the Pond" came about, what listeners can expect, and they take a deep dive into Martin Amis' latest, much discussed novel, "Inside Story." 

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Inside Story: A novel

By Martin Amis

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$28.95
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780593318294
Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

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$28.95
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780593318294
Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

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Marketing coordinator Ishita sat down with Elizabeth Miki Brina to discuss her debut, the powerfully moving memoir SPEAK, OKINAWA. They go through the trauma of being seen as 'other,' first-gen/second-gen problems, parental relationships, and the history of Okinawa and how that affected Elizabeth and her memoir.  It's a fascinating discussion, and we hope you enjoy it!

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Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir

By Elizabeth Miki Brina

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657347
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Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657347
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Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

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