Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Thoughts from a Page Podcast

Welcome to Thoughts from a Page Podcast where I interview authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!... Show More

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September 18, 2020 31 min

Kristin talks about her latest novel the New York Times bestseller The Book of Lost Names, the research she did regarding the forgery of documents during World War 2, writing about ordinary people who rise up to do extraordinary things, the large number of Nazi-looted books that still have not been returned to their original owners, creating the Facebook group Friends and Fiction with four other authors during the pandemic, and mor...

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September 15, 2020 32 min

Signe and I discuss her latest novel The Forgotten Kingdom, researching people and events from the sixth century, telling stories previously lost to time and history, working as an acquisitions editor, and much more. 

The Forgotten Kingdom can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   

Signe’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
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    September 11, 2020 23 min

    Wendy discusses her new novel Don’t Look For Me, her personal inspiration for this story, the psychology of grief, creating a strong sense of place in this novel, the fight or flight impulse in humans, her recommended reads, and much more.

    Don’t Look For Me can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Wendy’s 4 recommended reads are:

  • One By One by Ruth Ware
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  • Universe o...
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    September 8, 2020 18 min

    Asha discusses her debut novel Fifty Words for Rain, setting her novel in post-World War 2 Japan, her lifelong love of the country and its language, having her novel chosen as a Good Morning America book club selection, and much more.

     Fifty Words for Rain can be purchased at Murder by the Book.  

    Asha’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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    Jason discusses his book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, his wife Amy’s viral essay and his response, processing grief, advice for writing a memoir, attending Burning Man, and much more. 

    My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Jason’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, a Friendship by Sarah Ruhl
  • Timeless Flight: The Definitive Biography of the Byrds by Johnny Rog...
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    September 1, 2020 23 min

    Gill discusses her latest novel Jackie and Maria, the reader who gave her the inspiration for this story, Jackie and her sister Lee’s complex relationship, the rivalry between Jackie and Maria, her year-round love of swimming, and more.

    Jackie and Maria can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Gill’s 3 recommended reads are:

    1. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak

    2. Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

    3. When We ...

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    David discusses his debut mystery Winter Counts, the inspiration for his story, Lakota traditions, maintaining racial identity and culture, life on the Rosebud Reservation, the Indigenous food revolution, and much more.

    Winter Counts can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    David’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • Hillbilly Hustle by Wesley Browne
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    August 25, 2020 24 min

    Stephanie discusses her new novel Lineage Most Lethal, her lifelong interest in genealogy, writing about World War 2 and spy craft, her favorite places to conduct research, and much more.

    Lineage Most Lethal can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Stephanie’s 3 recommended reads are:

  • Without Sanction by Don Bentley
  • All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Lauren Willig, Beatriz Williams, and Karen White
  • Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
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    August 21, 2020 29 min

    Kathleen discusses how she became a literary publicist and eventually started her own firm, a typical day as a publicist, her favorite part of the job, trends in the book industry, the effects of the pandemic on the book world, celebrity book clubs and much more.

    Kathleen’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
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    August 18, 2020 31 min

    Sarah discusses her new novel The Quiet Girl, writing under the name S.F. Kosa, her background as a psychologist, switching genres, constructing a thriller plot, trying to understand the human psyche, and much more.

    The Quiet Girl can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Sarah’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • The Girls by Emma Cline
  • One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America by Gene Weingarten
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    August 14, 2020 24 min

    Megan talks about her new novel Behind the Red Door, her fascination with memory repression, the importance of normalizing anxiety, creating terrible parents in her novels, and much more.

    Behind the Red Door can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Megan’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker
  • He Started It by Samantha Downing
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    August 13, 2020 32 min

    Alka speaks about her debut novel The Henna Artist, having Reese Witherspoon select her book for her May book club, honoring her mother, the importance of women telling their stories, and much more.

    The Henna Artist can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Alka’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner
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    August 12, 2020 30 min

    Alex discusses his latest novel The Paris Hours, the challenge of writing a story that takes place over the course of one day, owning an independent bookstore, setting a book in Paris, and much more.

    The Paris Hours can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Alex’s 4 recommended reads are:

  • Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous
  • Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
  • Luster by Raven Leilani
  • Upstream by Mary Oliver
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    August 11, 2020 18 min

    Julie discusses her latest novel Louisiana Lucky, winning the lottery and what often happens next, her love of print journalism, which character she likes the most in this book, what makes someone lucky, and much more.

    Louisiana Lucky can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Julie’s 3 recommended reads are:

  • Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
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    August 10, 2020 24 min

    Bryn discusses her debut novel The Woman Before Wallis, Thelma Furness and her twin sister Gloria Vanderbilt, the characters she enjoyed writing the most in this book, her gorgeous cover, the research she did, and much more.

    The Woman Before Wallis can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Bryn’s 3 recommended reads are:

  • Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
  • The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  • The Library of Legends by Janie Chang
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    Fiona speaks about her latest novel The Lions of Fifth Avenue, writing about iconic New York City buildings and how she conducts her research, the manner in which the title and cover influenced her storyline for this book, what she is working on next, and much more.

    The Lions of Fifth Avenue can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

    Fiona’s 4 recommended reads are:

  • The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase
  • The Book of Lost Names by Kr...
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    August 4, 2020 31 min

    Stephen and I discuss his latest novel Universe of Two and the story behind it, the building of the atomic bomb and life at Los Alamos, the moral qualms of those who worked on the bomb, finding redemption, and much more.

    Universe of Two can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   

    Stephen’s 3 recommended reads are:

  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  • With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt
  • The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
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    July 31, 2020 22 min

    Deborah talks about her book Finding Mrs. Ford, her role as Silver Kane (Erica’s half-sister) on All My Children, where she gets her inspiration, and much more.

    Finding Mrs. Ford can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   

    Deborah’s 3 recommended reads are:

  • What Was She Thinking by Zoë Heller
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • Blue Nights by Joan Didion
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    July 28, 2020 22 min

    Emily and I talk about her latest novel Perfectly Famous, her partnership with WACOAL for this novel and modeling their products on her front porch, marketing in today’s digital world, her preference for shorter titles, and much more.

    Perfectly Famous can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   

    Emily’s 2 recommended reads are:

  • Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  • Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle
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    Bridgett discusses her decision to honor her mother with a memoir, growing up in Detroit and participating in her mother’s business, writing the screenplay for The World According to Fannie Davis for Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, and some great reading recommendations.

    The World According to Fannie Davis can be purchased at Murder by the Book.   

    Bridgett’s 4 recommended reads are:

  • The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
  • Black is the ...
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