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S2 E14: We all read Latinx writers!

*Trigger warning: The beginning of this episode starts off with a politically charged conversation about the Supreme Court and the recent overturning of Roe v Wade. But we eventually do talk about books.  ** Also, this is our last episode  before our summer break, but we will be back in the fall rested and refreshed,…

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S2 E13: YA titles recommended by actual young adults

Alisa’s daughter Ella, and Lauren’s daughter Ana gave us a list of YA titles we hadn’t read yet. Aileen read We Were Liars by E. Lockheart, a thriller with a blow-your-mind twist at the end. Though classified as YA, we all felt like this book was just as suitable for adults also. Lauren read The…

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S2 E12: The Thinking Woman’s Page Turners

This week we read books that hovered somewhere in the beach read category, yet much more challenging and satisfying than the run-of-the-mill sand and surf fluff. Aileen read The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller, a story of summer, secrets, love, and lies. Lauren read Mr. Wrong Number, a hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter. Alisa…

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S2 E11: Guest host NYT bestselling author Beth Revis

This week on Fiction Between Friends we have a special guest, New York Times bestselling author, Beth Revis! We talk about her new book The Princess and the Scoundrel, coming out August 16, 2022, and her serial novel Museum of Magic that is out right now on Kindle Vella. Beth tells us all about the…

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S2 E10: We read historical fiction and love it

This week the gang reads historical fiction. Alisa and Aileen are old pros at this sub-genre while Josie and Lauren are more like dabblers. Ironically, almost all of the picks were in the WW2 category while Josie was the odd duck who traveled back to medieval Europe. Aileen read Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. She’s been…

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S2 E9: Guest host writer/director Barbara Stepansky

Ever wonder how your favorite book becomes a movie or a TV show? Well, wonder no longer because we have brought in a bona-fide filmmaker to explain it. Lauren couldn’t be with us, but we had our first guest speaker, Barbara Stepansky on in her place. Barbara is an award-winning screenwriter and a director who…

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S2 E8: Books on our nightstands

This week on Fiction Between Friends, anything goes! It was the “What’s on Your Nightstand?” show. Aileen read Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. A modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice is always welcome on our podcast if that re-telling is a good one, and Eligible did not disappoint. Aileen walked the gang through the characters and…

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S2 E7: Books that got us through the pandemic

We talked about it, and we’ve decided that the pandemic is over. For now, at least. And we wanted to celebrate that by talking about what helped get us through it. Each other, of course, but also what we read. Basically, Aileen thought up the topic of this episode as an excuse to re-read Daisy…

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S2 E6: Books set in New England (our hometown)

This week we all read books that were set in our neck of the woods. New England! Aileen starts us off with On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Set at a Harvard-esque university, On Beauty covers a wide swath of topics, like elitism, Eastern Liberalism, and identity struggles within a bi-racial family. Lauren read The Physick…

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S2 E5: Books that made us laugh

We felt like we needed to lighten up a bit, so this week we read books that made us laugh. Lauren read an old favorite, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. With two hot guys to choose from, plenty of action, and a funny grandma, what’s not to love about this? The good character…

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