Asking for a Friend and Holiday Gift Giving Recommendations.
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Kerry Clare
4M ago
Book Blogger and author Kerry Clare joins the podcast to discuss her new book Asking for a Friend. It is a novel about intense female friendship and how key relationships created in our youth endure or break apart. We also chat about her blog Pickle Me This and her role as editor of the book recommendation site 49th Shelf. We wrap up with five hot books perfect for all the people on your holiday gift giving list. Follow Kerry: Instagram: @kerryreads Blog: Pickle Me This Book Recommendation Site: 49th Shelf Follow Red Fern Book Review: Website and to leave a voicemail: https://www.redfernboo ..read more
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Anna Kloots and My Own Magic
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Anna Kloots
5M ago
Lifestyle Instagrammer and best selling author Anna Kloots joins the podcast to discuss her new memoir My Own Magic. She talks about new beginnings in the face of divorce, her love of pumpkin pie, and of course, how to make your own magic.  Follow Anna: Instagram: @annakloots Follow Red Fern Book Review: Website and to leave a voicemail: https://www.redfernbookreview.com Instagram: @redfernbookreview Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redfernbookreview/ Newsletter: https://www.redfernbookreview.com/newsletter ..read more
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The Five-Star Weekend, Tom Lake and Truth & Beauty
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
6M ago
A discussion of Ann Patchett's latest novel Tom Lake as well her memoir Truth & Beauty about her deep friendship with writer Lucy Grealy.  Elin Hilderbrand's latest novel, The Five-Star Weekend, is also discussed.  Follow Red Fern Book Review: Website and to leave a voicemail: https://www.redfernbookreview.com Instagram: @redfernbookreview Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redfernbookreview/ Newsletter: https://www.redfernbookreview.com/newsletter ..read more
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Mountain Runaways
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
6M ago
Award-winning Young Adult fiction novelist Pam Withers stops by the podcast to discuss her latest book Mountain Runaways. This fast-paced novel tells the story of the three kids, Jon, Korka and Aron, who lose their parents in an avalanche and decide to run away into the mountains and fend for themselves until the oldest sibling, Jon, turns 18 and can become their legal guardian. They have to deal with illness, injury, wild animals and each other. Pam talks about why YA fiction has such crossover appeal and how to get boys to read. She has created the website www.yadudebooks.ca as a resource fo ..read more
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Fall Reads 2023 with Susan Matheson
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
7M ago
Book blogger Susan Matheson returns to the podcast with her line up of must have fall reads. We also discuss a book that we both disagreed upon: Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. Susan's Top Picks for Fall 2023 The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok The Class by Ken Dryden A New Season by Terry Fallis The Golden Gate by Amy Chua A Clouded Leopard in the Middle of the Road by Darryl Jones Talking at Night by Claire Deverley Follow Bedside Table Books: Instagram: @bedside_table_books Website: https://bedsidetablebooks.com/   Follow Red Fern Book Review: Website and to leave a voicemail: https://www.redf ..read more
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To Track a Traitor
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
7M ago
Award-winning mystery writer Iona Whishaw drops by the podcast to discuss the latest book in her Lane Winslow mystery series. To Track a Traitor spans both world wars and is a tale of sibling rivalry, infidelity and espionage. Iona's backstory is just as compelling as her writing. Her books are inspired by the British Columbia town of her childhood and her mother's experience as a World War II spy.  She talks about her journey to becoming a novelist and how the question "Why Not Me?" gave her the conviction to pursue her dreams in her 60s. Follow Iona Whishaw: Website: https://ionawhish ..read more
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The Librarianist and You Could Make This Place Beautiful
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
8M ago
Amy kicks off Season Four of the podcast with a discussion of the literary novel The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt and the memoir You Could Make This Place Beautiful by poet Maggie Smith. The Librarianist is the story of retired librarian Bob Comet. Hoping to fill a void in his life, he volunteers at a senior's centre.  Amid a community of strange peers, Bob reflects on his past and his character is revealed. You Could Make This Place Beautiful is a firsthand account about the breakdown of a marriage and the rebirth of a person. Told through gorgeous prose, the memoir is sad, funny and ..read more
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Age of Vice and The Villa
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
8M ago
We review two of the buzziest books of early 2023: Fast-paced gangster novel set in India Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor and friendship travel story/thriller with Daisy Jones and the Six (by Taylor Jenkins Reid) vibes The Villa by Rachel Hawkins. Age of Vice is a contemporary novel set in India. It is equal parts thriller and family saga and centres around the Wadia crime family. The book is about gangsters, lovers, false friendships, forbidden romance and corruption. The Villa is a classic beach and escapist read. It is popular fiction with backstory and a bit of a bite. Books and resources d ..read more
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and This Time Tomorrow
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
8M ago
We review one of our favourite books of last year Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin as well as This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is the story of three friends Sadie, Sam and Marx and their foray into the video gaming industry. It is a campus novel as well as a look at video gaming as high art. This Time Tomorrow is a fun, nostalgic read with the main character, Alice, travelling back in time to the '90s. The book is a look at father/daughter relationships and a love letter to the '90s. It answers the question: Would you change the pas ..read more
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Astra
Red Fern Book Review by Amy Mair
by Amy Mair
8M ago
Author Cedar Bowers joins the podcast to discuss her 2021 debut novel Astra. The book follows the life of a young woman who is born on a B.C. commune from the perspective of 10 different people.  Cedar discusses life growing up in a remote community, the failed promise of the back-to-the land movement and if we can ever really know somebody. Books and Resources discussed: Astra by Cedar Bowers A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt The Island of Forgetting by Jasmine Sealy We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence Follow Red Fern B ..read more
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