Episode 23

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is equal parts quick wit and deep thinker. Talking to her was like talking to someone who can see deeper into the ocean than you can, and will gently explain it to you. Marci talks freely about how books saved her life, and this conversation was a balm for my soul after a rough week. I know you are going to love it.
We talked for almost two hours, and I had to cut a lot of it to fit the podcast time restraints. But one thing I don’t want you to miss is that Marci is the program director for the Miami Book Fair. Because of the pandemic, this year the Book Fair is online, which means we all have access to it. The fair is happening November 15-22;  make sure you check out the awesome lineup of programs and discussions.

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Host: Julie Strauss

Guest: Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Indie Bookstore Shoutout of the Week:
Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray, Florida

Books discussed in this episode:

Hour of the Ox by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello
The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir by E.J. Koh
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Kundiman: Dedicated to Nurturing Generations of Writers and Readers of Asian American Literature
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Natalie Diaz
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
The Body’s Question by Tracy K. Smith

Discussed in our Patreon Exclusive Clip:

DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi
Hardly War by Don Mee Choi

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