Season 1 Episode 19

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Host: Julie Strauss
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Guest: Elizabeth Gowing
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Books discussed in this episode:

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adelbayo
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Asian Enough (LA Times Podcast) episode with Viet Thanh Nguyen
Writing About Infertility in a World that Sees Childless Marriage as Tragedy: Ayobami Adebayo on Infertility in the Nigerian Novel, via Lit Hub
Brit Bennett
Yaa Gyasi
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
Louise Penny
Dry by Jane Harper
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
The Survivors by Jane Harper
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
We are Not Free by Traci Chee
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Cocoa Beach: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Cat Sebastian books
KJ Charles books (Julie’s favorite of hers is Band Sinister)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang
The Burning God by R. F. Kuang
Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self by Alex Tizon
The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
The Soul of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery  (Jess recommends this one on audio)
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald  (Julie recommends this one on audio)
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Jess recommends this on audio)
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke (Jess recommends this on audio)
Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Novel Book 1) by Attica Locke
Heaven, My Home (A Highway 59 Novel Book 2) by Attica Locke

Discussed in our Patreon Exclusive Clip:

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Jess recommends this one on audio)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe
Here Comes the Sun: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
The Silence of Bones by June Hur

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