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The Children's Blizzard + Dr Zhivago

Who The Hell Are We?

Release Date: 01/08/2021

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Who The Hell Are We?

In this bonus "behind the book" episode, podcast co-host Melanie Benjamin talks in 2019 about her latest novel. Based on true events, MISTRESS OF THE RITZ is a taut tale of suspense wrapped up in a love story for the ages, the inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war.

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Who The Hell Are We?

Melanie and Ed talk about Halloween and an upcoming Covid-delayed wedding!  This week's movie: ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941) starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner. Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.

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Who The Hell Are We?

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Who The Hell Are We?

Health talk and in-person events: Melanie has a book event, Ed plays a concert!  This week's movie: GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS (1939) starring Robert Donat, Greer Garson and directed by Sam Wood. Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.

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Who The Hell Are We?

How does a blues man with a terrible secret, a crossdressing lounge singer, three lifelong friends, and several ghosts come together to tell a story about forgiveness? In this “behind the book” bonus episode, podcast co-host Edward Kelsey Moore discusses his second novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues.

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Who The Hell Are We?

Ed plays a concert at Ravinia, Melanie podcasts on minimal sleep. This week's movie: THE LETTER (1940) directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, and James Stephenson. Mel and Ed make book recommendations with similar themes.

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Who The Hell Are We?

Melanie and Ed talk about the current challenges of air travel and discuss *some* of their personal quirks. This week's movie dishing: KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949) starring Alec Guinness (who plays eight parts!)....making book recommendations with similar themes. 

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Who The Hell Are We?

THE AVIATOR'S WIFE is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. In this "behind the book" episode, podcast co-host Melanie Benjamin talks about the origin of this highly-acclaimed NYT Bestselling novel.

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Who The Hell Are We?

Brave women, friendship, and eavesdropping on family members. In this bonus "behind the book" episode, podcast co-host Edward Kelsey Moore discusses the origins of his New York Times bestselling debut novel, THE SUPREMES AT EARL'S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT.

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Who The Hell Are We?

Melanie and Ed discuss THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952) starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame, and Gilbert Roland....then make book recommendations with similar themes. 

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Back from a holiday break, Ed and Melanie discuss Melanie's latest novel, THE CHILDREN'S BLIZZARD, which goes on sale January 12th, 2021. This week's movie is, appropriately, Dr. Zhivago from 1965, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. 

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