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Bookshelf: Autumn reads

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Episode notes

A stack of books for Autumn nights: Laura dives in to the page-turning but ‘questionable’ Run by Anne Patchett, and is riveted by Gwendolyn Riley’s My Phantoms, while all Kate can think about is mushrooms thanks to Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life. She’s also been dipping into Empire of Pain author Patrick Radden Keefe’s essay collection, Rogues

Also discussed Amazon reviews vs. Goodreads, how ‘good but flawed’ is often quite a good sign in a book-club read, the marketing history of quorn, how lucky we are not to be Carpenter ants, how surprised to we were to learn that the Dutch have mobsters, the emotional perils of reading too much fiction, and more…


Run by Anne Patchett

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

My Phantoms by Gwendolyn Riley

Rogues by Patrick Radden-Keefe


City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

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