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Thanks for joining us. This month we are discussing Vi by Kim Thúy. The daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy, spoiled father who never had to grow up, Vi was the youngest of their four children and the only girl. They gave her a name that meant “precious, tiny one,” destined to be…

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Thanks for joining us. This month we are discussing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. See the trailer on YouTube. When The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was first broadcast as a 12-part radio series on the British Broadcasting System in 1978, it was successful. No one could have guessed, though, that it would mushroom into…

Read More Episode 036: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Thanks for joining us. This month we are discussing The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Set on the Korean island of Jeju, this story follows Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls from very different backgrounds, as they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective. Over many decades- through the Japanese…

Read More Episode 034: The Island of Sea Women

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Thanks for joining us! In this episode we’re talking about Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. San Francisco, 1976. A naive young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic,…

Read More Episode 030: Tales of the City

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Thanks for joining us! This the second part of a special episode that ran long. Instead of talking about a book like we normally do, we’ve been ruminating on movie or tv adaptations of books. We ran out of time in part one, so here’s the rest, where we talk adaptations that we like, that…

Read More Special Episode – Books to Movies Part 2 – All the Movies