When Anne first thought of starting a podcast, her bookstore-owning friend Holland Saltsman was one of the very first people she wanted to have on. And she was one of the first people Anne interviewed for the show. And the audio quality on that recording was so poor (for reasons I still don't understand, although as you'll see, Holland has her theories) Anne was terrified to give it another go for almost a full year.
Holland is one of Anne's favorite people to talk books with, because she's smart, and funny, and tells it like it is. She's been excited about this one for a long time.
Follow Holland and all her bookstore-owning shenanigans at The Novel Neighbor's website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
You asked, and we listened! Books mentioned in the podcast are now arranged alphabetically -- no more spoilers!
Books discussed in this episode:
• All The Light You Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr • Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick • Fate & Furies, by Lauren Groff • The Girl You Left Behind, by JoJo Moyes • Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes • The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton • The Muse, by Jessie Burton • The Nest, by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney • The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah • The One-In-A-Million Boy, by Monica Wood • Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist • Someone Else’s Love Story, by Joshilyn Jackson • The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell • Unwind, Neal Shusterman • The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson
Also mentioned in this episode:
• The Novel Neighbor bookstore in St. Louis • Books On The Nightstand podcast
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