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BSG #38: The Dangling Modifier / The Need & Interview w/Julie Marie Wade

Dive into the pit with the Squad as we discuss The Need, a novel by Helen Phillips. We talk about genre fusion, motherhood, and what exactly “the need” is. After we dig into The Need, Emily interviews author Julie Marie Wade about her book, Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing. Then we read some listener feedback about Elevation and tell you about the newest stuff on the #BookSquadBlog. Read along with us for our next #Bookpisode on 3/23, where we’ll cover Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Head to our Instagram to enter our giveaway with Monthly Mane – winner will be announced 2/27! Song in our Monthly Mane ad is Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod

1:00–intro question—spoilers ahead!
12:00–Book Intro and Summary
13:40–combining genres: does it work?
37:34–what IS the need?
45:56–relationships with yourself
51:26–the ending
56:47–last thoughts and ratings
1:04:10–interview with Julie Marie Wade!
1:46:29–Elevation feedback
1:49:29–giveaway! What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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