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Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

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"Without Clementine Churchill the history of Winston Churchill and the history of the world would have been a very different story." We've lost count of how many times we've nerded out with Marie Benedict but it doesn't matter because each time is something new and amazing. Today, we're discussing her latest work, Lady Clementine!

Books mentioned in this episode

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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