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"The Truth About Ben and June" with Alex Kiester

Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 08/12/2022

"The Book Eaters" with Sunyi Dean

Wine, Women and Words

***CAUTION: SPOILERS*** We welcome Sunyi Dean for our August Book of the Month episode to unpack all things "The Book Eaters." We discussed the inspiration behind the novel, how Sunyi created taste descriptions for the books her characters ate in the story, what the story initially began as 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 August title, "The Book Eaters" by Sunyi Dean in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"The Accidental Pinup" with Danielle Jackson

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Author Danielle Jackson joins us to discuss her debut novel "The Accidental Pinup." We discuss Danielle's inspiration and research process behind "Dreamland," the lingerie line featured in the novel, how Danielle's past career as a publicist in publishing prepared her to become an author 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 Accidental Pinup" under 'Featured Books' and our September title, "The Hidden Palace" by Helene Wecker in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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"Ben & Beatriz" with Katalina Gamarra

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Author Katalina Gamarra joins us to discuss her debut novel, "Ben & Beatriz." We have a mini Shakespeare nerd-out session before discussing Katalina's inspiration for a modern-day Beatriz, how her theater background helped her write dialogue in the novel 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  "Ben & Beatriz" under 'Featured Books' and our September title, "The Hidden Palace" by Helene Wecker in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"Dark Earth" with Rebecca Stott

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Author Rebecca Stott joins us to discuss her latest novel, "Dark Eart" set during the Dark Ages in Londinium, the Roman settlement in Britain. We nerd out on research (of course) and archaeology, the brooch that inspired the novel, the meaning behind the title 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  "Dark Earth" under 'Featured Books' and our September title, "The Hidden Palace" by Helene Wecker in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"Moth" with Melody Razak

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Author Melody Razak joins us to discuss her debut historical fiction novel "Moth." We dive into the research behind the story, the craft of building dialogue in the writing process, Melody's year living in India writing this novel 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  "Moth" under 'Featured Books' and our August title, "The Book Eaters" by Sunyi Dean in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"Mademoiselle Revolution" with Zoe Sivak

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Debut author Zoe Sivak joins us to discuss her historical fiction novel "Mademoiselle Revolution." We discuss pub week, what drew Zoe to this time period, the historical figures in the novel, cover art and so, 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  "Mademoiselle Revolution" under 'Featured Books' and our August title, "The Book Eaters" by Sunyi Dean in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra" with Laura Galloway

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Author Laura Galloway joins us to discuss "Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra," her memoir of her experiences living in a reindeer village in the Arctic Tundra. We dive into her experiences learning the language, the writing process of compiling her memories and translating it into a book and much, much more.  We also discuss our book of the month, "The Book Eaters" by Sunyi Dean. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra" under 'Featured Books' and our August title,...

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"The Truth About Ben and June" with Alex Kiester

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Author Alex Kiester returns to discuss her novel "The Truth About Ben and June." We dive into the research she did for her characters, writer's quirks and more amid a conversational tangent or two. Or three.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Truth About Ben and June" under 'Featured Books' and our August title, "The Boo Eaters" by Sunyi Dean in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"Let Me Be Frank" with Tracy Dawson

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It's our book of the month episode to unpack "Let Me Be Frank" with author Tracy Dawson. We dive into all things about the book, from how it originated to the epic title to the phenomenal artwork to the women and research behind this non-fiction book.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find our July title, "Let Me Be Frank" by Tracy Dawson in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"By Her Own Design" with Piper Huguley

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Piper Huguley joins us to discuss her latest historical fiction novel "By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register." We dive into the true story behind the novel, the women in Ann's life, Diana's food question 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  "By Her Own Design" under 'Featured Books' and our July title, "Let Me Be Frank" by Tracy Dawson in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Author Alex Kiester returns to discuss her novel "The Truth About Ben and June." We dive into the research she did for her characters, writer's quirks and more amid a conversational tangent or two. Or three. 

Be sure to check out our shop on Bookshop.org to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Truth About Ben and June" under 'Featured Books' and our August title, "The Boo Eaters" by Sunyi Dean in our 'Book of the Month' shop.