Episode 93 July 10, 2016
New York Times bestselling author, Ann Leary, tells the story of a wealthy, eccentric New England family in her new book, The Children. Centered on Charlotte, a 29 year old who lives with her widowed mother in a sprawling estate that once belonged to her step-father and now to his sons, left to them with the stipulation their step-mother can live there as long as she pleases. When one of the sons brings home a fiancee, the delicate balance of the blended family can’t handle another blending and the already fragile veneer starts to shatter.
Essayist and humorist Gina Barreca gets loud in If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?”: Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times. Fed up with women who lean in but don’t open their mouths, Barreca’s witty and engaging style is like talking to a best friend. From women unlearning the bad habits they got in kindergarten to all the things women hate hearing from men, she gets loud about what bothers her and suggests all women do the same.
Thelma Adams’ latest novel, The Last Woman Standing: A Novel of Mrs. Wyatt Earp, tells the story of Josephine Marcus, a teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants who was lured to Tombstone with the promise of marriage. When her betrothed proves unreliable, she falls for the legendary Wyatt Earp and retells the famous shootout at the OK Corral through her eyes.