Whenever someone new to my podcast asks me where they should start, I recommend this episode. It’s one of my all-time favorite conversations with one of my all-time favorite people. Since I’m on vacation this week, I thought it was time to reach back into the archive and replay this episode, in the hopes that you will pick up this lovely book.
The only reason I agreed to read another pandemic book was because I totally trust my friend Lisa Marie Cabrelli, who is a writer, academic, and adventurer. She told me I would love it, and she wasn’t wrong. Holy moly. There was so much to talk about.
BTW – you cannot talk about this book without talking about the end. Lisa Marie and I had totally different interpretations. But I also don’t want to spoil the end for you. So I moved that part of the conversation to the very end, and added a warning so you know when to hit the pause button if you don’t want to hear that part.
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Host: Julie Strauss
Guest: Lisa Marie Cabrelli
Discussed in this episode:
Severance by Ling Ma
The Stand by Stephen King
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Witch Elm by Tana French
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