Category: Literature


On today’s episode, Jill is joined by Xochitl Gonzalez to discuss her debut novel Olga Dies Dreaming. Xochitl, a former wedding planner turned writer, discusses how her own background came into the novel, the real-life devestation of Puerto Rico that inspired the book, and what it’s like having her debut novel already be optioned. Today’s […]

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Posted on: January 3, 2022 Category:


Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout joins the podcast to discuss her new book Oh, William! She shares where the idea came from to return to her beloved character Lucy Barton, her history with the state of Maine, and how we all discover that no matter how well we think we know someone, there is […]

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Posted on: October 18, 2021 Category:


It’s that time of month again! In today’s episode, Jill previews some of titles coming out in October. Books mentioned in this episode:  Girly Drinks by Mallory O’Meara Well Matched by Jen DeLuca All the Feels by Olivia Dade The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling Taste by Stanley Tucci Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo […]

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Posted on: September 30, 2021 Category:


Lauren Groff joins Jill to discuss her new book Matrix, a historical fiction novel about poet Marie de France. Today’s episode is sponsored by Headspace. Visit Headspace.com/PBN for a free one-month trial

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Posted on: September 27, 2021 Category:


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