Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
Anna and Amanda discuss books sales in the time of Covid-19 as the big box stores in America find success selling books next to the toilet paper.
Our book of the week is Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, the New York Times best-selling author of News of the World, which was a National Book Awards finalist. This is her highly anticipated follow-up novel, a Western romance set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. Acclaimed for its ‘authentic humanity’ (New York Times) and ‘airy, luminescent prose’ (LA Times), but what did Anna and Amanda think?
Coming up: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith.
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