Episode 29

Malavika Praseed invites guests to talk about their favorite books on to her podcast, “Your Favorite Book.” Sound familiar? She’s my Podcast Twin, and I’m delighted we found each other. I’m a big fan of her work, and I invited her to talk about her favorite book, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. But our conversation bounced all over the place, from her fascination with old Southern culture to weird literary crushes to how we deal with casual racism in old books. She’s whip smart and so funny. If you haven’t heard of her before, I know you’re going to adore her after hearing this episode.

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Host: Julie Strauss

Guest: Malavika Praseed
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Your Favorite Book Podcast

Books discussed in this episode:

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Herzog by Saul Bellow
Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Amy Teegan on the Best Book Ever Podcast
Small Days and Nights: A Novel by Tishani Doshi
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland
The Ballad of the Sad Café: And Other Stories by Carson McCullers
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Clune
Jeff Adams on the Best Book Ever Podcast
The Great British Bake Off
The Stacks Podcast
Novel Pairings Podcast
The Fuckbois of Lit Podcast

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