Today Anne talks with Andrea Cumbo-Floyd, a writer, teacher, editor, and farmer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. ("Sometimes more of one of those than the other," she says.) Andi is the author of Steele Secrets, The Slaves Have Names, and Writing Day In and Day Out: Living a Practice of Words.
Andi and Anne discuss about strong female characters, genre-bending novels, and reading diverse books. Her favorites are all over the place, and she has strong feelings about her hated pick, which makes for a fun conversation.
Connect with Andrea on her site and twitter.
Books discussed in this episode:
• Head Off and Split by Nikki Finney• Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor• The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris• The Quotidian Mysteries by Kathleen Norris• Ulysses by James Joyce• The Dead by James Joyce• Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson• Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry• The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames• When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams• Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams• The Killing Moon by Nora Jemison• Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler• Kindred by Octavia Butler• The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger• Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline• The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Also mentioned in this episode:
• For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five.• Talking about books I don't like.• Raising readers, books that find you, and making the library people hate you with Deidra Riggs.
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