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Girl talk with Alex Kiester

Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 01/08/2020

C. D'Angelo and C. D'Angelo and "The Visitor"

Wine, Women and Words

C. D'Angelo joins us to discuss her latest novel "The Visitor." We dive into the inspiration behind the story (and which kind of stores we would open), the complex organizing systems we create for our bookshelves, how authors become mini experts in various fields/topics and much, much more! Check out to order your own copy of "The Visitor." Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find our June title, "The Candid Life of Meena Dave" by Namrata Patel in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"The Fervor" with Alma Katsu

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Alma Katsu joins us to discuss "The Fervor," her latest historical horror novel set in the Japanese American internment camps during WWII. We dive into the history behind the novel (and which character was pulled right out of history), her research and how she approached it, the jorogumo and Japanese folkore and so much more. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Fervor" under 'Featured Books' and our June title, "The Candid Life of Meena Dave" by Namrata Patel in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Christine Simon & Christine Simon & "The Patron Saint of Second Chances"

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We discuss "The Patron Saint of Second Chances" with debut author Christine Simon and dive into the creation of Signor Speranza and Prometto, his small Italian village. Our conversation veers into Italian dialects, marketing campaigns and much, much more.  We kick off our book of the month discussion about "The Candid Life of Meena Dave" by Namrata Patel.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Patron Saint of Second Chances" under 'Featured Books' and our June title, "The Candid Life of Meena...

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Weina Dai Randel and Weina Dai Randel and "The Last Rose of Shanghai"

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Weina Dai Randel joins us to discuss her historical fiction novel "The Last Rose of Shanhai." We discuss the history and historical figures behind the novel, traditions Weina has begun with her family and her novels and much more! Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Last Rose of Shanghai" under 'Featured Books' and our June title, "Candid Life of Meena Dave" by Namrata Patel in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Chatting with Karen White about Chatting with Karen White about "The Shop on Royal Street"

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Karen White joins us to discuss "The Shop on Royal Street," the first book in her Royal Street series -- a spinoff frrom her Tradd Street series. We discuss some of the origin stories of Nola, the main character, unexpected secondary characters who insert themselves in the writing process and much much more.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Shop on Royal Street" under 'Featured Books' and our February title, "Candid Life of Meena Dave" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Unpacking Unpacking "The Wedding Veil" with Kristy Woodson Harvey

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***CAUTION: SPOILERS*** Kristy Woodson Harvey joins the show to unpack her novel (and our book of the month) "The Wedding Veil." We discuss the women of the Biltmore and Edith Vanderbilt's wedding veil that really did disappear, how Cornelia's fascination with numerology helped shape her storyline in the novel, the development of some major plot points and so much more.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find our May title, "The Wedding Veil" by Kristy Woodson Harvey in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Talking Art & Mysteries with Connie Berry show art Talking Art & Mysteries with Connie Berry

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Connie Berry discusses the fourth installation of her Kate Hamilton mystery series, "The Shadow of Memory." We dive into exploring/developing characters over the course of a series, pantsing versus plotting and so much more! We discuss our May book, "The Wedding Veil" by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Shadow of Memory" under 'Featured Books' and our May title, "The Wedding Veil" by Kristy Woodson Harvey in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Hanging Out with T.J. Alexander show art Hanging Out with T.J. Alexander

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T.J. Alexander joins us to discuss their debut novel "Chef's Kiss" and we nerd out about all things baking, slow-burn romances and so, so much more amid *lots* of laughing.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "Chef's Kiss" under 'Featured Books' and our May title, "The Wedding Veil" by Kristy Woodson Harvey in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Food & Writing with Jenn Bouchard show art Food & Writing with Jenn Bouchard

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Author Jenn Bouchard joins us to discuss her debut novel "First Course" -- and we dive into some of the recipes from the novel, writing complex sibling relationships and much more! Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "First Course" under 'Featured Books' and our May title, "The Wedding Veil" by Kristy Woodson Harvey in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Another Evening with Aimie K. Runyan show art Another Evening with Aimie K. Runyan

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Aimie K. Runyan to returns to discuss her latest novel "The School for German Brides" and we dive into the history behind the novel, Aimie's research and so much more! Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The School for German Brides" under 'Featured Books' and our May title, "The Wedding Veil" by Kristy Woodson Harvey in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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