Book Squad Podcast: 001 (Are You There God? It’s Me, the Pilot!) and 002 Year of Wonders

The Book Squad Podcast a collaboration with AudioReader. Episode 1: Pilot! Two Book Minimum: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough - Available Jan 2017 | Amazon (pre-order)   The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward - ​Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton - Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Cailtin Doughty - Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon She Said / She Said: Kate and Polli talk about Are You There God…
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Salvage the Bones Ten Years after Katrina

You’re fifteen. You’re smart. You’re poor, black, pregnant, in love, and Daddy says there’s a hurricane coming. Esch lives in Bois Sauvage, a dilapidated town on the Mississippi bayou, and she’s the powerful protagonist in Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Salvage the Bones. Esch’s mama is dead, and she lives with her drunken daddy and three brothers who are…
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One Tough Cookie: Fran Ross’s Oreo Written Decades Before Its Time

There are a handful of books I have re-read several times because I found some deep, emotional connection with the characters, and each read is like a conversation with a dear old friend. (I have a dear new friend who revisits To Kill a Mockingbird every year for similar reasons and to see how his opinions on the text…
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