May 5, 2017
This episode features a rare falling out between Kate and her book club over Margaret Atwood's latest novel, Hag-Seed, while Laura's book club appreciate the captivating travel memoir Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Bulgarian emigrée Kapka Kassabova. We also chat with Michael Waldman, a documentary film-maker who tells us about a book so good it made a long journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway pass in a moment. And finally, as always, a few recommendations to help you decide your next book club read.
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Books mentioned in this episode: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood, Birds Without Wings, Louis de Bernières, From the Holy Mountain, William Dalrymple, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
For our next book club we will be reading and discussing The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon