Alice Munroonie

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about books and prisons in the UK, the future of libraries, a Gone with the Wind sequel, bookstores leaving Manhattan, and much more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Oyster and Swoonreads.

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Links discussed in the show:

Follow-up related: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that “have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures”

Prisoners in Britain denied access to books from outside

How US Libraries are becoming community problem solvers

Children’s author Meg Medina named as one of CNN’s Ten Visionary Women

Censored History of Women in YA Fiction

Surging rent forcing bookstores out of Manhattan

Alice Munro to grace limited-edition Canadian coin

Margaret Mitchell’s family authorizes a Gone With the Wind prequel from Mammy’s POV


New books discussed in the show:

Sleep Donation by Karen Russell

Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole

Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

Paperback: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, The Returned by Jason Mott