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Christina Dalcher, author of VOX

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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina Dalcher whose debut novel VOX is getting all sorts of buzz. This dystopian story draws comparisons to The Handmaid's Tale with it's disturbing setting and the future it portrays where women are only allowed to speak 100 words per day. Christina has spent her life studying linguistics and the importance of language and we dig into how this played into her novel.

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Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison

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In today's episode, along with talking about her book, Jill also discusses some other books set in prison. Her list includes fiction, nonfiction, and titles written from prison.
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Interview with Karen Russell

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In today's episode, Jill interviews author Karen Russell about her new short story collection Orange World and Other Stories. They discuss the differences in writing short fiction v. a novel and how she organized the collection.
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Recent Reads and How Books Helped Me Fight Depression

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On today's episode, Adam chats about his recent book festival travels before discussing the books he's enjoyed recently. Then, he gets into how he overcame depression last year by focusing on stories in the books he was reading.
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Kim Michele Richardson

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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Kim Michele Richardson about her new book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.
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