Thanks for joining us for our ***TWENTIETH*** episode! This month we’re discussing The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Apollo Kagwa is an antiquarian book dealer trying to be an involved father to his new baby, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. Is it post-partum complications, or something much more sinister? Then Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s journey to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. With mysterious strangers, fantastic books, forgotten islands, graveyards, forests, and monsters in caves, it reveals the homey, messy magic that can save us all, if we’re lucky.
In This Episode We Mention
Bremen Town Musicians aka Bremen Stadtmusikanten
Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak by Maurice
The Interlibrary Loan service
The Station Agent 2003 film starring Peter Dinklage (NOT the Station Master as Erica mistakenly said)
Can You Tell Me A Book I Would Also Like?
Trevor: The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Kirsten: Under Major Domo Minor by Patrick DeWitt
Nerd Words for Word Nerds
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Next month we’ll be reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
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Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Our panel today included Alan Chorney, Kirsten Wurmann, Erica Ball, and Dennis Penner. Trevor is away on holiday, but will return. Our webmaster is Arryn Seburn. Our social media guru is Reegan Breu. Audio production and music by Dennis Penner.