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Chat #1: with Adiba from London

Black Box by Shiori Itō, Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

Chat #2: with Christy Jordan-Fenton

Disappearing Moon Cafe by Sky Lee

Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes (Illustrator)

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Raymond from Maryland

Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy by Connor Towne O'Neill

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

Assembly by Natasha Brown

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The Stone Face | William Gardner Smith
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We, Jane | Aimee Wall
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These enigmatic opening lines to the novel immediately grabbed my attention!

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Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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Nutmegnc 😱😱 6d
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Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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The Stone Face | William Gardner Smith
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https://youtu.be/dPojMhQcmLM

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The Stone Face by William Gardner Smith

Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton

Halfbreed by Maria Campbell

Born Into This by Adam Thompson

After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys

The Old Man and His Sons by Heðin Brú, John F. West (Translator)

We, Jane by Aimee Wall

Shout out: KADI BOOKS

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Yolk | Mary H. K. Choi
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Bite-sized Book Chats: The 18th Episode

https://youtu.be/AYiDMzZHx-s

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

Chat #1: with Karoline from Oslo

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

Chat #2: with Alina from Rotterdam

From the Land of the Moon
by Milena Agus
Ann Goldstein (Translator)

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Karen from Maine
@barkerforbooks

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich

Tracks by Louise Erdrich

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

One Native Life - Richard Wagamese

Chat #4: with Nyambura from Nairobi
(they/them/Elle)

Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

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Halfbreed | Maria Campbell
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Ghachar Ghochar | Vivek Shanbhag
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In this video I talk about 10 short works of fiction that I heartily recommend, as well as two others that I will be reading soon.

https://youtu.be/ynxuRidpQbM

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Born Into This | Adam Thompson
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https://youtu.be/2F3nlzUoGXQ

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Born Into This by Adam Thompson

Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton

The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith by Doris Jeanne MacKinnon

Potiki by Patricia Grace

The Old Man and His Sons by Heðin Brú, John F. West (Translator)

After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys

The Old Man and His Sons by Heðin Brú

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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https://youtu.be/KZ4gaeWD_RE

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

Chat #1: with Abhishek from Bangalore

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Chat #2: with with Georgia from York

Nothing Holds Back the Night by Delphine de Vigan (George Miller, translator)

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Trish from Liverpool

Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis by Jeffrey H. Jackson

Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson

Chat #4: with Joseph from Calgary

The Last Days of Mandelstam by Vénus Khoury-Ghata
Teresa Lavender Fagan (Translation)

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LeahBergen @TrishB ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Ruthiella How cool @TrishB ! 😎 2w
TrishB Thanks Shawn- it was good fun. 2w
TrishB @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 😁 I made the kids watch it first and tell me if i was awful! I enjoyed doing it though. 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB well done Trish. Inspiring review from you 👍🏻❤️ 2w
TrishB @Cathythoughts thank you Cathy ♥️ 2w
BarbaraBB You were very good @TrishB and so nice to see you ‘live‘! 2w
TrishB @BarbaraBB thank you 😘 2w
Centique I just watched @TrishB You were amazing! I‘m totally sold on reading that book soon too 😍 2w
Reggie ❤️🧡💛💚💙TrishB! Remember on my post where you said we all like to think we‘d be the brave ones and here you are reading about 2 queer women‘s resistance in WW2. I loved listening to you. Well done! 2w
TrishB @Centique @Reggie thank you both 😘 lovely friends! 2w
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Fatty Legs: A True Story | Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes
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Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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Nishga | Jordan Abel
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Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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kspenmoll What a tragic story. So angry for her & the women she wanted to help. 2w
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Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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Suet624 😳😳🥴🥴😄😄 3w
Cathythoughts Good plan 😂 3w
Bookzombie 🤣 3w
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Potiki | Patricia Grace
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Suet624 Interesting advice. 3w
Reggie I love this book! 3w
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The Family Clause: A Novel | Jonas Hassen Khemiri
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https://youtu.be/xH4ruyLoS8c

#InvisibleCities
#IndigAThon

Books and topics discussed:

Bookseller/Diagram Prize

Weekly Highlights

Blue in Chicago: and other stories by Bette Howland

The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Nishga by Jordan Abel

shawnmooney Halfbreed by Maria Campbell

Country Girl by Edna O'Brien

I the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos

Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton

The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith by Doris Jeanne MacKinnon

Potiki by Patricia Grace

Born Into This by Adam Thompson

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LeahBergen Well, that‘s a catchy video title. 🤣 3w
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O Beautiful | Jung Yun
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https://youtu.be/cMWbuBv32tg

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

Chat #1: with Chris of The Book Cougars from Connecticut

O Beautiful by Jung Yun

A Blizzard of Polar Bears (Alex Carter #2) by Alice Henderson

A Solitude of Wolverines (Alex Carter #1) by Alice Henderson

shawnmooney Chat #2: with Melanie Martin, German in the UK

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

Chat #3: with Paul from Denver, Colorado

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Wolf Willow by Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Chat #4: with Sisilia from Singapore

Temptation by János Székely, Mark Baczoni (Translator)

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Nishga | Jordan Abel
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I the Supreme | Augusto Roa Bastos
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The Family Clause: A Novel | Jonas Hassen Khemiri
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Suet624 Good question - when would she possibly have had the time? 3w
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I the Supreme | Augusto Roa Bastos
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Suet624 hahaha fatuous fatheads. i need to remember that. 4w
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The Family Clause: A Novel | Jonas Hassen Khemiri
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Halfbreed | Maria Campbell
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Hooked_on_books This book is really good. There‘s a podcast out of Canada about indigenous lit called Storykeepers and they did an episode on this one. 4w
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House Made of Dawn | N. Scott Momaday
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Blue in Chicago | Bette Howland
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Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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Nishga | Jordan Abel
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Nishga | Jordan Abel
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https://youtu.be/sbOx41nV0ro

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Ros

Booker reaction

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye (James Kirkup, translator)

Invisible North: The Search For Answers on a Troubled Reserve by Alexandra Shimo

Curtain Down at Her Majesty‘s: The Death of Queen Victoria in the Words of Those Who Were There by Stewart Richards

Esther Waters by George Moore

shawnmooney ‘Three Miles Up‘ by Elizabeth Jane Howard

So the Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist

The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians by Janice Hadlow

The Stone Face by William Gardner Smith

On the Cusp of Contact: Gender, Space and Race in the Colonization of British Columbia by Jean Barman

Nishga by Jordan Abel

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

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TrishB That‘s a full episode! 4w
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Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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https://youtu.be/BvQ9SXUbVoo

Chat #1: with Barbara from Pennsylvania
BarbaraTheBibliophage on Litsy
Barbara‘s book blog, The Bibliophage: https://thebibliophage.com

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, Harsh Nayyar (Narrator), Annapurna Sriram (Narrator), Bernard White (Narrator), Nick Choksi (Narrator), Rita Wolf (Narrator)

Chat #2: with Bill from Nairobi

A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

shawnmooney Chat #3: Lori from Calgary

This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

Chat #4: with Tanaya from Mumbai

Motherwit by Urmila Pawar, Veena Deo (Translator)

Publisher, Zubaan Books

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Vansa Motherwit sounds absolutely incredible, added to my TBR, great recommendation. To add to that review though,as a non-savarna non-Hindu: it would be incorrect to say that Dalit literature is stereotypically "angry and angsty". That would be like calling James Baldwin and Richard Wright " angry and angsty". There's an incredibly valid reason for the anger-literally millennia of horrific systemic,and systematic oppression(1/2) 1mo
Vansa (2/2)Casteist discrimination permeates every single layer of society and every institution.Also,there isn't a sufficiently large body of work of Dalit literature given issues of access to education.Given that we have enough diverse Indian voices only since the last 30 years,it's not fair to dismiss very legitimate works about oppression as "angry and angsty". 1mo
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House Made of Dawn | N. Scott Momaday
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Bklover Tee hee! 😅 1mo
vivastory 😂 😂 1mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 1mo
TrishB 😂😂 1mo
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https://youtu.be/-XECvUyCfaM

Books discussed:
Curtain Down at Her Majesty‘s: The Death of Queen Victoria in the Words of Those Who Were There by Stewart Richards

The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye, James Kirkup (Translator)

Multitudes by Lucy Caldwell

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell

In The Castle Of My Skin by George Lamming

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
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shawnmooney So the Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist

The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians by Janice Hadlow

The Stone Face by William Gardner Smith

On the Cusp of Contact: Gender, Space and Race in the Colonization of British Columbia by Jean Barman

Nishga by Jordan Abel

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

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A Jest of God | Margaret Laurence
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https://youtu.be/-XECvUyCfaM

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

Chat #1: with Margot from New Brunswick
@merelybookish

A Jest of God - Margaret Laurence

Chat #2: with Areeb from India

Natural History by Carlos Fonseca, Megan McDowell (Translation)

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shawnmooney Chat #3: Paula from Auckland
@centique

Station Life in New Zealand by Lady Barker AKA Mary Anne Barker

The Imaginary Lives Of James Pōneke by Tina Makereti

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by  Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Roughing It In The Bush by Susanna Moodie

Chat #4: with Freddie from Malaysia

Reunion by Fred Uhlman

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merelybookish Thanks Shawn! Enjoyable as always and shout out to the #Manawakans 1mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Lovely to see you and hear you talking about this author.. I must try one of hers. Well done 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Centique Lovely Paula ! So interesting to hear you speak of these times in your country! Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Centique Thank you Shawn and so lovely to see and hear you @merelybookish You did a great job and I‘m even more keen to start that series 😘 1mo
Centique @Cathythoughts thank you Cathy! 😘 1mo
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In Other Words | David Paul Garty
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In Other Words is an occasional series where I do deep etymological dives (or at least medium ones, often wine-infused) into words and phrases I encounter in my reading.

The latest episode: https://youtu.be/D0GD98p5Ipg
Playlist of all episodes: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQd1sVAAhNC-4PQ6_pI8SyjN

Words/phrases discussed:

lore / lar
learn
*lois-
delirious / delirium
last
*laistjan
wafer
gaufre
ingress

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*ghredh-
subfusc
obfuscate
dusk
folly
fool
*bhel-
Pall Mall
mall
winklepickers
winkle
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Cathythoughts Must have a listen later & see how Amy Tan is holding up 🤞🏻 1mo
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The Birthday Girl | Sue Fortin
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Living in Japan, I‘m early with bookish beeday wishes to my buddy-reader-extraordinaire and bookish bestie, the incomparable @LeahBergen ! 💕🥳🎂

(Her birthday is October 28)

Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Awww! Well, thank goodness for YOU and your weirdly specific bookish taste that jibes so closely with mine. 🤣🤣 Love you! 😘😘 1mo
LeahBergen And thank you! ❤️ 1mo
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sisilia Happy birthday @LeahBergen 🥳🥳 1mo
LeahBergen @sisilia Thank you! 😘 1mo
Bklover Happy Birthday @LeahBergen ! 🎂❤️🥳 1mo
Reggie @LeahBergen Happy Birthday!!🥳 1mo
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday Lovely Leah 🎉😘 1mo
LeahBergen @Bklover Thank you! 😘😘 1mo
LeahBergen @Reggie Thanks, Reggie! 😘😘 1mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Thanks, darlin‘! 😘😘 1mo
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https://youtu.be/NQJh0p045Fc
Books discussed:

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye, James Kirkup(Translator)

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

Curtain Down at Her Majesty‘s: The Death of Queen Victoria in the Words of Those Who Were There by Stewart Richards

Jonathan Gibbs‘ A Personal Anthology blog

‘Three Miles Up‘ by Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Gallery of Clouds | Rachel Eisendrath
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https://youtu.be/TFC7mIg53Z4

Chat #1: with Trevor from The Mookse and the Gripes

Gallery of Clouds by Rachel Eisendrath

Chat #2: with Alba from Puerto Rico

The Battle at Tita's House: And Other Stories by David Delgado

shawnmooney Chat #3: with Justyna from Ireland

My Policeman by Bethan Roberts

We Think the World of You by J.R. Ackerley

Chat #4: with Vinny from West Orange, NJ
@billypar

They Have Fired Her Again by Claudia Hernández, Aarón Lacayo (Translation)

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Billypar The episode looks great, and I enjoyed chatting with you about this strange but wonderful little book 🙂 1mo
TrishB Will get to over the weekend 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Really enjoyed this show. Loved hearing Vinny chat about this book & I‘ve stacked ( love magic realism ) … And also want to get ‘Gallery of Clouds ‘ … amazing thoughts on where & why we read books … 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Shawn 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Lindy Love this passage. Pickled turnips ARE a fine way to seize the day. Also, I live with a turnip hater who complains about their smell. 1mo
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The Family Clause: A Novel | Jonas Hassen Khemiri
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Lindy 🤪 2mo
Cathythoughts That‘s about the size of it ❤️😂😂 2mo
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The Season of Shadows | Leonora Miano
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