Books About War
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1w ago
In episode #119, John Evans, owner of Diesel Bookstore talks about selling his independent bookstore, what he'll miss most and how books help us deal with difficult subjects such as war.     Click below to purchase the books at my affiliate Bookshop.org shop, which gives money back to Diesel Bookstore and supports this show.  Books recommended: Trilogy by H.D. Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma by Claire Dederer Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko   Other books mentioned: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer The Positi ..read more
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Five Great Book Recommendations
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1w ago
Learn about three new works of fiction, one memoir and a backlisted short fiction collection. Join my book club if you're looking for a book community. I talk about book bans in Florida, reading goals and Keanu Reeves.  Books Recommended: Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton The Best Minds: A Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions by Jonathan Rosen Safe As Houses by Marie-Helene Bertino The New Naturals by Gabriel Bump Greek Lessons by Han Kang translated by Deborah Smith and e. yaewon   Jennifer Belle, author of Swanna in Love recommends True Grit by Charles Porti ..read more
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Building Community Through Books and Art
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
This week, on episode #117 of Books Are My People, I'm visited by H. Maria Armijo a visual artist, librarian and instructor on a mission to boost community literacy.  We talk books and the importance of information literacy. Books recommended: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran  The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez I’d Rather Burn Than Bloom by Shannon C. Rogers You Dreamed of Empires by Albert Enrigue translated by Natasha Wimmer The Skull by Jon Klassen Guest author recommendation: Angela Brown, author of Olivia Strauss Is Running Out Of Time recommends Maybe Next Time by Cesca Major   V ..read more
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Best Books of 2023
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
Today, my father and screenwriter Ron Clark and I talk movies and I recommend my favorite reads from 2024.  Books recommended: Chain-Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah  The Fraud by Zadie Smith Big Swiss by Jen Beagin  The Bee Sting by Paul Murray Death Valley by Melissa Brodeur  Guest Author Recommendations by Betsy Marro, author of Casualties.  Betsy recommends Make It Stop by Jim Ruland  Other Books Discussed:  Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang Find Betsy oon her Substack, Spark. Link to Elizabeth Marro's book, Casualties. Visit me on Substac ..read more
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Best Books of 2014
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
Today on episode #114 I go back in time and review my favorite book from 2014.   Etsy Link To My Journals Send me an email at booksaremypeople@gmail.com with your address I will send you a handmade collage!  Books recommended in 2014 Euphoria by Lily King All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews A Girl is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offilll Support the show I hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week ..read more
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A Grandmother Begins The Story
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
Today, on episode #113, Michelle Porter and I discuss her debut fiction novel, A Grandmother Begins The Story.  Books Recommended: A Grandmother Begins The Story by Michelle Porter Glory by Noviolet Bulawayo  North Woods by Daniel Mason Whitemud walking by Matthew James Weigel The Golem of Brooklyn by Adam Mansbach The Circle by Katherena Vermette  Guest Author Recommendation: Holly M.  Wendt, author of Heading North  Recommends Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese    Links Mentioned: Link up to the story of my lost dog   Buy my handmade upcycled book journa ..read more
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Edward Carrey
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
Today, I get a visit from one of my favorite authors, Edward Carrey. We talk about his latest novel, Edith Holler.   Books Recommended: Edith Holler by Edward Carrey Seeking Fortunes Elsewhere: Stories by Sindya Bhanoo The Fraud by Zadie Smith Golem Girl: A Memoir by Riva Lehrer My Brilliant Friend: The Graphic Novel: Based on the novel by Elena Ferrante by Chiara Lagani and Mara Cerri Kappa by Ryunosuke Akutagawa Other Books Discussed: Little by Edward Carrey The Swallowed Man by Edward Carrey My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Link to apply to adopt an adorable puppy I’m fosteri ..read more
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Five Great Book Recommendations
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
Today, on episode #111, I recommend five great  reads.  Books Recommended: Pet by Catherine Chidgey The Art Thief by Michael Finkel Shark Heart by Emily Haebeck Our Town by Thornton Wilder Notes on An Execution by Danya Kukafka  Other Books Never Whistle at Night Edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst  Green Fuse Burning by Tiffany Morris   Here is the link to my Substack. Here is the link to my All You Have To Do Is Call book giveaway closing 11/2 Letter from Steinbeck to his son. My most recent Live book recommendation  with Annie Sullivan of So This &nbs ..read more
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Reproductive Rights and Women's Healthcare
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
On  episode #110 I speak with author Kerri Maher. We talk about reproductive rights, historical fiction and her latest novel, All You Have To Do Is Call. Sign up for my weekly book recommendation  newsletter here. Find me on Substack here.   Books Reccomended: All You Have To Do Is Call by Kerri Maher Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez The Bee Sting by Paul Murray A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin Death Valley by Melissa Broder The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson Guest author recommendation: The Meadows by Stephanie Oaks recommends The Adventures of Amina al ..read more
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Theives' Gambit and Wanderlust
Books Are My People
by Jennifer Caloyeras
1M ago
Today, on episode #109, I speak with young adult Kayvion Lewis, author of the recently published Thieves’ Gambit. We talk about her writing process and her adventurous spirit is so infectious!   Book Recommended: Thieves’ Gambit by Kayvion Lewis Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan  Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison Yellow Face by R.F. Kuang  Whalefall by Daniel Kraus  Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix  Guest author Emily Brightwell, author of Mrs. Jeffries Aims to Win recommends Redshirts by John Scalzi Other books: Starter Villian by John Scalzi See my art in The Nel ..read more
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