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Indelicacy | Amina Cain
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The Scream | Rohinton Mistry
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LeahBergen 😆😆 2d
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Indelicacy | Amina Cain
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https://youtu.be/2crJ-7fHXYA

#shortyseptember
#victober

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Queen Alexandra: Loyalty and Love by Frances Dimond

The Peacock by Isabel Bogdan, Annie Rutherford (Translator)

The Scream by Rohinton Mistry

Our Colors by Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii (Translator)

We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland by Fintan O'Toole

Brain and Ten Fingers by Gerald Kersh

shawnmooney Indelicacy by Amina Cain

Queen Victoria's Mother by Dulcie M. Ashdown

A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Courting Saskatchewan: A Celebration of Winter Feasts, Summer Loves & Rising Brookies by David Carpenter
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The Light Years | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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https://youtu.be/3-EboIMFzBo

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Ruth from Southern California
@Ruthiella on Litsy

The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard
(Cazalet Chronicles #1)

Chat #2: with David Hebblethwaite from Berkshire

Standing Heavy by Gauz

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Meonicorn, a Chinese BookTuber in the San Francisco Bay Area

This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Chat #4: with James from Adelaide

Portable Magic: The History of Our Love Affair with Books by Emma Smith

The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading by Edmund White
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LeahBergen @Ruthiella ! I so enjoyed watching you and now I REALLY need to get to The Light Years soon. Shawn and I have buddy read her earlier novels together and the gushing was something else. 😆 3d
Ruthiella Thanks. Shawn told me about the two of you having read her earlier novels. I‘ll be curious to hear from either of you how her later books compare. ☺️ (edited) 3d
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Indelicacy | Amina Cain
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Happy Sands | Barb Howard
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https://youtu.be/pGrEmsdb73I

#shortyseptember

#victober

Artwork show and tell

Hilary Mantel, RIP

Readerly Envy

Victober Surprise

Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith

In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys

At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, Anna Moschovakis (Translator)

Happy Sands by Barb Howard

Chandelier: An Original Story by Mieko Kawakami, David Boyd (Translator)

shawnmooney Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed

Intellectual Memoirs, 1936-1938 by Mary McCarthy

Our Colors by Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii (Translator)

The Peacock by Isabel Bogdan, Annie Rutherford (Translator)

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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https://youtu.be/U5vLDaig5ts

#shortyseptember

#kenyanreadathon

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial by Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt

And This Is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda

The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys

In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

TrishB Helen Humphreys, what a wonderful writer ♥️ 3w
shawnmooney @TrishB Yes! Which is your favorite? 4d
TrishB The Lost Garden I think. 4d
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merelybookish Relatable! 4w
LeahBergen My life in a nutshell. 😉 4w
Gissy That is a priority!📖🙌☺️ (edited) 4w
squirrelbrain Perfect! 4w
BarbaraBB Haha! 4w
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My chat with Ellen Cassedy about her wonderful new memoir: https://youtu.be/Mz70qydZx1M

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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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https://youtu.be/Kuh1uccs6to

#kenyanreadathon

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Alex from Hamilton, Ontario

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Chat #2: with Leah from New South Wales

All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Samuel, a Syrian in Turkey

Someone by Alice McDermott

Chat #4: with Bill from Nairobi

And This Is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
1mo
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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LeahBergen How are you enjoyed this? I‘ve always meant to read it, but 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
shawnmooney @LeahBergen Just got a bare start on it (doing the audiobook in conjunction with the text) but so far am finding the prose mesmerizing! 💕 4w
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Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex | Oksana Zabuzhko, Halyna Hryn
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Half-Breed | Maria Campbell
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https://youtu.be/7y5A_qYuCPA

#shortyseptember

#kenyanreadathon

Intro - My Alma Mater

Encountering a Revered Author

A Concise History of Wales by Geraint H. Jenkins

Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial by Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt

shawnmooney Twenty Thousand Saints by Fflur Dafydd

Suez Crisis 1956: End of Empire and the Reshaping of the Middle East by David Charlwood

Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko, Halyna Hryn (Translator)

Taxi! by Helen Potrebenko

Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith

And This Is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

Big Hugs to Dan of The Weird Book Book Club
1mo
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https://youtu.be/eXcheujk5ss

#WITmonth
#WomenInTranslationMonth
#shortyseptember

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Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie by Ellen Cassedy

The Silken Thread by Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan, trans.

shawnmooney Eulogy for the Living: Taking Flight by Christa Wolf, Katy Derbyshire (Translator)

Sin is a Puppy That Follows You Home by Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, Aliyu Kamal (Translator)

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Shorty September and its extension

Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial by Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt

Taxi! by Helen Potrebenko

Twenty Thousand Saints by Fflur Dafydd

1mo
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https://youtu.be/tSuQ6XTG1vE

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Ashwin from Kerala State
@nathandrake1997 on Litsy

Necklace/Choker: then, meanwhile, now./a small novel in fragments/ by Jana Bodnárová
Jonathan Gresty (Translation)

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova
Sasha Dugdale (Translator)

shawnmooney Chat #2: with Sofia from Malta

El Hacho by Luis Carrasco

Ghosts of Spring by Luis Carrasco

Chat #3: with Fraser from Alberta

Other Names for Love by Taymour Soomro

Chat #4: with Justyna from Ireland

Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer
Edna McCown, (Translator)

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nathandrake1997 Thank you so much for having me Shawn ❤️ It was an absolute pleasure talking to you about one of my favourite books of the year so far ❤️ 1mo
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#SundaySentence from Kevin Power‘s review of The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid in the Independent.

Lindy 😂 1mo
Cinfhen Hi Shawn ❤️Hope all is well 1mo
shawnmooney @Cinfhen OMG I have missed you❗️ I haven‘t quite come up for air enough to post Litsy-only content again since arriving back in Canada. What a huge transition. I hope you‘re doing fantastic and over the next couple days I‘m going to look at your most recent posts and comment thereupon!

Why don‘t you come visit me in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan then we can make tipsy videos and Litsy posts together? 🕺🏼😜🥰
1mo
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#SundaySentence from Dwight Garner‘s review of Jared Kushner‘s 'memoir' Breaking History in the New York Times.

ErinSueMreads Oh...my...god....😂😂😂😂☠️☠️☠️☠️ 1mo
CBee If this isn‘t the most perfect description….. and I haven‘t even read the book! Just knowing a memoir is out there makes me want to hide under the covers 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 1mo
Lindy 🧐 1mo
squirrelbrain Ew! But so funny…. 1mo
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#SundaySentence by Kazimierz Brandys - the epigraph to Eulogy for the Living: Taking Flight by Christa Wolf, Katy Derbyshire (Translation)

Lindy 👌 1mo
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https://youtu.be/wwEe8OPbPCE

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Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko, Halyna Hryn (Translator)

Something to Answer for by P.H. Newby

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MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 2mo
CarolynM 🤣 2mo
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Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Caprice | Ronald Firbank
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https://youtu.be/zxkCfH4ccC0

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Curtis from Cambridgeshire

The Complete Firbank by Ronald Firbank

Prancing Novelist: A Defence Of Fiction In The Form Of A Critical Biography In Praise Of Ronald Firbank by Brigid Brophy

shawnmooney Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank

Caprice by Ronald Firbank

Chat #2: with Mikiko in County Donegal

Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro

Chat #3: with Sabine, a German in Poland

Father by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
(The audiobook narrator is Nadia May)

Chat #4: with Rowena in Vancouver via Scotland and Malawi

Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai
Allison Markin Powell (Translator)
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Ruthiella I remember Curtis from when he was active on book tube and I recognize Rowena from Goodreads. Such a small bookish world! 2mo
shawnmooney @Ruthiella It is indeed! Stay tuned for a much longer video with me and Curtis coming soon! 2mo
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S.S. Proleterka | Alastair McEwen, Fleur Jaeggy
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https://youtu.be/uns_gG2AvVs

Translators Aloud: https://youtube.com/c/TranslatorsAloud

#WITmonth
#WomenInTranslationMonth

Intro

Dawn Dumont and her son

Translators Aloud

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Proleterka by Fleur Jaeggy, Alastair McEwen (Translator)

shawnmooney She Came from Mariupol by Natascha Wodin, Alfred Kueppers (Translation)

A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Marra

Disoriental by Négar Djavadi
Tina A. Kover (Translator)

Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira
Eric M.B. Becker (Translator)

The Silken Thread by Cora Sandel
Elizabeth Rokkan, trans.
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shawnmooney The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Geoffrey Strachan (Translator)

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie by Ellen Cassedy, Jane Fonda (Foreword)
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The Glassy Sea | Marian Engel
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Cathythoughts Love the shirt 🌸 2mo
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S.S. Proleterka | Alastair McEwen, Fleur Jaeggy
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Collected Stories | Elizabeth Bowen
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Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Little Fish | Casey Plett
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Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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https://youtu.be/UxeHSW7gHbs

#WITmonth
#WomenInTranslationMonth

Intro

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont

Rose's Run by Dawn Dumont

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

shawnmooney The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira, Eric M.B. Becker (Translator)

Disoriental by Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator)

The Silken Thread by Cora Sandel, Elizabeth Rokkan (Translator)

The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah, Geoffrey Strachan (Translator)

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

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Tomb of Sand | Geetanjali Shree
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https://youtu.be/Zn2H4ppED2s

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Anukrti in Bombay from Rajasthan

Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree
Daisy Rockwell (Translator)

Daura: A Novel by Anukrti Upadhyay

Bhaunri: A Novel by Anukrti Upadhyay

Kintsugi: A Novel by Anukrti Upadhyay

shawnmooney Anukrti‘s essay on reading Tomb of Sand in both the original Hindi and in English translation: https://lifestyle.livemint.com/news/opinion/how-authenticity-now-takes-pride-of-...

Chat #2: with Robin from Sacramento

Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick

Moby-Dick; or, the Whale by Herman Melville, Nathaniel Philbrick (Foreword), Tony Millionaire (Illustrator)
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shawnmooney Chat #3: with Isa from Hamburg

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Chat #4: with Nancy (The Literate Quilter) from Metro Detroit

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra
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sarahbellum Woah, I work for the same university system as Robin! Such a small world! 😯 2mo
RobinGustafson @sarahbellum oh cool! What UC do you work for? 2mo
sarahbellum @RobinGustafson I work for UCSF 🙂 2mo
RobinGustafson @sarahbellum Nice to see a fellow UC book nerd on Litsy! 🤓📚 2mo
sarahbellum @RobinGustafson It sure is! ☺️ 2mo
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Kin | Miljenko Jergovic
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Cathythoughts 💔 2mo
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Scatterlings | Resoketswe Manenzhe
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https://youtu.be/aMNA3Y4GFTQ

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Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe

Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

Little Fish by Casey Plett

Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Except My Rapist by Cecilia Gentili

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

quirkyreader I love the blouse. The pattern reminds me of Japanese lacquer boxes. 2mo
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Bite-sized Book Chats: The 51st Episode

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Soubhi from Austin

How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Chat #2: with Ange from Sunderland in the northeast of England

The Anomaly by Hervé Le Tellier
Adriana Hunter (Translator)

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Lara from Newfoundland

Vanishing Cornwall: The Spirit and History of Cornwall by Daphne du Maurier
Christian Browning (Photographer)

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Chat #4: with with Alba from Puerto Rico

Che by Spain Rodriguez

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

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Soubhiville 😲❤️📚 how exciting! 2mo
shawnmooney @Soubhiville You were a great guest! 2mo
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Vansa How are you doing, Shawn? How's the move going?! 2mo
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Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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https://youtu.be/F25jLisvP9Y

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Curtis is back!

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Other People Manage by Ellen Hawley

All Will Be Well: A Memoir by John McGahern

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

How should I mark my five-year anniversary?

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Collected Stories | Elizabeth Bowen
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From 'Ann Lee‘s'

Lindy What a hat says… 🧐 3mo
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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Ruthiella I love this book. 3mo
Gissy It was good. First book read by this author but not the last one📚🤗 3mo
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In Search of a Name: A Novel | Marjolijn van Heemstra
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https://youtu.be/N6zZaYXsMY8

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Subhasree from Singapore

Seeking Fortune Elsewhere: Stories by Sindya Bhanoo

The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Editor)

Chat #2: with Ron Restrepo from Houston

Phenotypes by Paulo Scott
Daniel Hahn (translator)

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Clare from Buckinghamshire

The Tick and the Tock of the Crocodile Clock by Kenny Boyle

Chat #4: with Bonnie from Montreal

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade by Ann Fessler

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vivastory Congrats on 50 episodes Shawn! 👏🍻 3mo
shawnmooney @vivastory Thanks so much for your support! Yesterday or maybe the day before I invited you on the series, in the form of a comment on one of your recent posts. Hope you received it and hope you will say yes! :-) 3mo
vivastory Thanks for the invite! I'm going to have to sit it out though. I'd be too nervous of a guest 🤣 I am really enjoying the series though 📚📚 3mo
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Without | Younis AlAkhzami
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https://youtu.be/3ItzGnOssVA

Publisher - Dar Arab For Publishing & Translation: http://dararab.co.uk
Twitter: @DarArabUK

Without by Younis Alakhzami, Younis Al Akhzami
Michelle Hartman (Translator), Caline Nasrallah (Translator)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58309459

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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Arnim
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https://youtu.be/a1VSu_4287E

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The Honeyman Festival by Marian Engel

Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe

Other People Manage by Ellen Hawley

All Will Be Well: A Memoir by John McGahern

Elizabeth Bowen: Collected Stories

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark

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Apricot Sky | RUBY. FERGUSON
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https://youtu.be/kOMPNdGqbVs

A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Susan from North Carolina

Apricot Sky by Ruby Ferguson

Chat #2: with Ladan in Tehrān

Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard
David McLintock (Translator)

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Larry of Larry Has Opinions from London

Bolla by Pajtim Statovci
David Hackston (Translator)

Chat #4: with Teresa from northern New Jersey

The Old Woman with the Knife by Gu Byeong-mo
Chi-Young Kim (Translator)

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vivastory Do you have something special planned for episode 50? 👏 🍸 3mo
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