Jul 31, 2018
Michael and Hannah visit the fourteenth century with Anya Seton’s 1954 historical romance Katherine. Hannah, our resident medievalist, gets hot about the Middle Ages, and Michael gets quizzed on saints’ gnarly iconography.
Books mentioned: Rose Tremain, Music and Silence; Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend;...
Jul 24, 2018
In this ep of That Book Club Hannah and Michael take your sci-fi recs, infiltrate Hudson News, and investigate an alarming new trend: presidential fanfic.
Dan Simmons, Hyperion; Kim Stanley Robinson, Mars Trilogy; James S. A. Corey, The Expanse; Anne McCaffery, Dragonflight; Pierce Brown, Red Rising...
Jul 17, 2018
Michael and Hannah read the melancholy post-Vietnam novel The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, and Michael schools Hannah on the wild world of science fiction. Along the way, they agree Hemingway was an a**hole and, as usual, check in about what they’ve been reading in their free time.
Books mentioned: David Lodge,
Jul 10, 2018
Michael and Hannah take listener feedback about their first three episodes! They hear from Jack Reacher fans, get tips on how to finally tackle Moby Dick, and compare Tony and Tina’s to the Italian Wedding in the Old Neighborhood. They also introduce a new segment, “I Did It for the Tote.” Thanks to all our...
Jul 3, 2018
A look at Oprah’s first ever pick for her book club, The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard (1996). Hannah and Michael discuss Queen Michelle Pfeiffer, terrible theme restaurants, and why people hate bad moms.
Books mentioned: David Lodge, Small World
Movie mentioned: Deep End of the Ocean (1999)