Mini Ep. 35: Sarah Bohl (Character-Driven Mysteries & Terrible Luck with Pulitzer Winners)
In Mini Episode 35, Sarah Bohl (@sarahbohl) and I talk about our shared terrible luck with Pulitzer Prize winners, character-driven mysteries, our thoughts on a beloved WWII novel…and, of course, book recommendations!
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- Our mutual terrible luck with Pulitzer Prize winners.
- How does writing only memoirs impact how that author lives her life?
- Sarah’s theory about why The Last Romantics doesn’t hit with everyone.
- Why Sarah hated a beloved WWII novel.
Sarah’s Book Recommendations
Two OLD Books She Loves
- Celine by Peter Heller | Buy from Amazon [4:54]
- The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers | Buy from Amazon [7:25]
Two NEW Books She Loves
- Inheritanceby Dani Shapiro | Buy from Amazon [9:38]
- The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [12:16]
One Book She DIDN’T Love
One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About
- A Good Neighborhoodby Therese Anne Fowler (Release Date: February 4, 2020) | Buy from Amazon [18:23]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by “Robert Galbraith” (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [2:46]
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer | Buy from Amazon [3:55]
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [3:59]
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | Buy from Amazon [4:17]
- The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [4:32]
- The River by Peter Heller (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [5:05]
- Hourglass by Dani Shapiro | Buy from Amazon [10:59]
- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [18:28]
- A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [18:28]
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [19:23]
- Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [19:49]
- Website Sarah wrote for: thecivilian.substack.com
Sarah Bohl is a visual artist and a writer, and, most importantly, a lifelong bookworm. Sarah and her family recently moved back to her home state of Missouri after living in Washington, DC. You can find her on Goodreads and #bookstagram @sarahbohl, and if you’d like to read her writings about civility and compassion in politics, you can head to thecivilian.substack.com.
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