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PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – A very modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic “Emma”, Taylor Hahn’s “The Lifestyle“, is a beach reading that makes you blush! The lawyer who became a novelist joins Olivia in the podcast studio in her hometown of Arizona to talk about the research she did – and did not do – to learn the swinger lifestyle of her sexy story.

The married lawyer who became a novelist talked about the eye-opening research that went into writing the story of Georgina Wagman (think Cher from Clueless, but smart and adult) and her sex-positive solution to save her marriage after capturing her husband with a another woman. From a seemingly perfect life to complicated chaos, Hahn’s main character is funny and loving, and the cast goes through changes that the author not only found entertaining, but meaningful. Taylor talks about her love for Peloton instructor Robin Arzon, and how one of her playlists played a key role in inspiring LIFESTYLE.

THE LIFESTYLE, published by Anchor Books, is out now. For more about the author, visit:

Moment With Margaret: Considering Jane Austen’s inspiration for THE LIFESTYLE, Margaret recommends PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND OTHER FLAVORS BY Sonali Dev, and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by Tom Stoppard.

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Riley Sager, “The House Across The Lake”: Relaxing by the lake is not an option while reading Riley Sager’s latest, THE HOUSE ACROSSI THE LAKE. His latest convoluted, scary, suspenseful novel takes readers to a family vacation home in Vermont where actress Casey Fletcher can hide after the loss of her husband and a very public breakdown. The arrival of a high-profile couple who bought the house across the lake, Katherine and Tom Royce, changes things for Casey in ways she never expected. Riley returns to the podcast to talk about the view of the lake that inspired the novel, and goes on tour for the first time since the pandemic, and why, as a writer of scary stories, he prefers entertainment on the fun side. Olivia and Riley find out they have something in common: the love of the Peacock series Girls5eva. THE HOUSE ACROSSE THE LAKE is published June 21, 2022 by Dutton Books For more about the author:

Carola Lovering, “Can’t Look Away”: CAN’T LOOK AWAY is a romantic thriller from Carola Lovering, which follows the 2013 romance between Molly Diamond and Jake Danner, and the love that inspires the hit, “Molly’s Song.” Carola joins the podcast to chat with Olivia about the story, the plot’s surprises and the thrill of visiting the set of TELL ME LIES, her 2018 novel that is on its way to Hulu as an original series. CAN’T LOOK AWAY is published by St. On the same subject : Top 10 books on terrible jobs. Martin’s Press and is available on audio from Macmillan Audio June 14, 2022. A Moment With Margaret: Margaret recommends audiobooks that are good enough to share this summer on your car trips. First, THE HOUSE ON THE CERULEAN SEA, by TJ Klune, and Eva Jrczyk’s DEPARTMENT FOR RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS.

Jennifer Weiner, “The Summer Place: Why would a best-selling novelist put a stick of butter in her bra – and who notices when she does? These questions and more will be answered when Queen of the Beach read Jennifer Weiner returns to the podcast. Her latest novel, THE SUMMER PLACE takes readers back to Cape Cod and delivers what we always expect on the pages of her novels: complex, exciting characters that you care about and rotate, and a plot that will deliver surprises. THE SUMMER PLACE is a family drama that takes place through the pandemic – where relationships are shared by the pressure cooker environment, where you live and work together all the time all day. Jennifer talks to Olivia about the personal moments that inspired some of the story, and reflects on the following year after the loss of her mother, and the female characters that carry her incredible qualities. SUMMERPLASSEN is available in hardcover from Atria Books. Simon & amp; Schuster’s audiobook is narrated by Sutton Foster.

Nina LaCour, “Yerba Buena”: With many YA novels in honor already, Nina LaCour publishes YERBA BUENA, her first adult novel. YERBA BUENA is a moving story about overcoming losses, learning to love and what it means to find a place to call home. Nina talks to Olivia in this episode about making the love story of Sara and Emilie, the necessary research (mix and drink cocktails) required to write the mixologist Sara, and the book’s Los Angeles setting. Nina LaCour is also the author of a children’s book, MAMA AND MOMMY AND ME IN THE MIDDLE, a passion project inspired by her own daughter. YERBA BUENA is published by Flatiron Books.

A moment with Margaret: Books about grief

Margaret recommends NOTES ABOUT YOUR SUDDEN DEFENSE by Alison Espach and Kristen Bailey’s HOW MUCH WINE WILL FIX A BROKEN HEART?

A look back (In Paperback): Olivia’s book club podcast has survived its first year! The podcast was launched on May 17, 2021 with three episodes featuring authors Kristin Hannah, Donna Freitas and Jennifer Weiner, and book recommendations from Margaret Stewart. This week, the podcast looks back at some previous conversations with authors whose books are now beach bag-ready in paperback. Do not pack for Memorial Day weekend without listening to these book recommendations! Debut novelists Zakiya Dalila Harris (THE OTHER BLACK GIRL), Ashley Audrain (THE PUSH,) and T.J. Newman (FALLING) shares his travels to publish a book that is popular. The head of the bestseller list Colleen Hoover (REMINDERS OF HOME, IT ENDS WITH US) talks to Olivia about her previous career in social work and her non-profit The Bookworm Box. Historical fiction favorites Kristin Harmel (THE FOREST OF DISAPPEARING STARS), JoJo Moyes (THE STAR GIVER) and Kristin Hannah (THE FOUR WINDS) talk about the research that goes into these novels, and the ways plots and characters can transform from draft to draft. If these writers have piqued your interest, there is much more to every conversation. Just search for the author by name in Olivia Book Club’s podcast library for more book talk.

Christina Lauren, “Something Wilder”: Lovingly known as the “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar), the author duo known as Christina Lauren are as lovable as a couple of friends as they succeed as a writing team. Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings join the podcast to talk to Olivia about their new book, SOMETHING WILDER, a wildly exciting romantic adventure set in Utah that involves a treasure hunt and a new chance romance. Christina and Lauren talk about the way they work together (and why they were already prepared for a pandemic life), their love for BTS, about using Lauren’s doctorate in neuroscience in THE SOULMATE EQUATION, and not being outdoors. A Moment With Margaret: Liked this? Read it! For fans of Lisa Jewells THEN SHE WAS GONE, Margaret recommends LOCAL WOMAN MISSING by Mary Kubica. If you enjoyed reading the heartwarming and humorous THE GUNCLE by Steven Rowley, Margaret says you will enjoy WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Lisa Roe. Margaret also shares her love for former Pump Rules star Stassi Schroeder’s sequel to NEXT LEVEL BASIC, this memoir titled OFF WITH MY HEAD.

Jeneva Rose, “One of Us is Dead”: “Sometimes friendship can be deadly.” In ONE OF US IS DEAD, Jeneva Rose delivers a delightfully dramatic thriller written from the perspectives of four women in the upscale Buckhead area of ​​Atlanta, where the courtesy and hospitality of the southern state are only visible. Jeneva Rose joins the podcast to talk about her approach to writing the novel, and how she uses her previous career in social media marketing to promote THE PERFECT MARRIAGE on #booktok, and the fun (and successful) result. She talks to Olivia about her unique approach to writing the book excerpt before the book, and the creative ways she got the most out of a book tour in IRL. One moment with Margaret: “BookTok made me do it!” Like Jeneva Rose’s viral videos from her husband, Margaret Kiersten found Modglin on TikTok, and discusses why she loves her books. Similarly, THE FRIEND ZONE by Abby Jimenez and THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS by Ali Hazelwood remain a #Booktok sensation, and Margaret shares her thoughts on both (one of them may not live up to the hype!)

Don Winslow, “City on Fire”: Don Winslow turns to the Greek tragedies for inspiration in what the author says is not only his latest trilogy, but will be his latest published books. CITY ON FIRE is the first of the three novels, and the first book Don has set in his hometown of Providence. The internationally best-selling author talks to Olivia at the end of her retirement from writing about making characters like Danny Ryan, who feels intimately known to him, or reworking a literal goddess into a modern and complex character. Don talks to Olivia about getting in touch with new writers like T.J. Newman, and his enthusiasm for traveling around the country and interacting with readers, and why he felt called to dive into politics. A Moment With Margaret: Paperback Preview: Olivia and Margaret recommend books that come out in paperbacks that we have discussed on the podcast (search for these authors in our podcast library.) From thriller favorite Lisa Jewell, THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED is in paperbacks now. The debut sensation Zakiya Dalila Harris’ THE OTHER BLACK GIRL got everyone (including us) talking, and from June 7 you can take the book with you to the beach. From the writing team Christine Pride and Jo Piazza, the touching story of how a friendship was tested in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM, is available in paperback on August 2.

Abby Jimenez, “Part of Your World”: Abby Jimenez is perhaps the most interesting woman in the world! She has competed on the Food Network, is the owner of Nadia Cakes, a bakery sent across the country, and is a best-selling author (not to mention the mom of pets who are very popular on social media.) She joins the podcast for to talk. about her new novel “Part of Your World”, which she describes as an “age gap, social gap romance” about Alexis Montgomery and Daniel Grant, a doctor and carpenter who meet sweetly as she drives through the city and her car gets stuck in mud. Abby shares specific advice with Olivia for ambitious writers, talks about her bakery business and shares what network offers to customize this screen book that she has already turned down. A Moment With Margaret: Beach readings that are top of the TBR for Margaret include Emily Giffin’s “Meant To Be” (May 31) and “A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons” (June 7) by Kate Khavari. Olivia and Margaret discuss enjoying Jennifer Weiner’s new book, “The Summer Place” (May 10).

Gilly Macmillan, “The Long Weekend”: The best-selling author of THE NANNY, Gilly Macmillan, joins the podcast to discuss her latest thriller, THE LONG WEEKEND. Put in the isolated Dark Fell Barn, where three women are on edge while receiving a threat message that one of their husbands will be murdered. Gilly talks to Olivia about the characters, the importance of isolating the environment to build suspense, and an old movie called “A Letter to Three Wives” that sparked her idea. “It’s a kind of messy process, but it’s the only one I know, really,” she says of working from the first draft to a significantly different final draft. THE LONG WEEKEND was published by William Morrow on March 29, 2022. A Moment With Margaret: recommendations based on other popular books. If you liked Grady Hendrix’s THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP, download FINAL GIRLS from Riley Sager. If you liked Rebecca Serles ONE ITALIAN SUMMER, then add MEET ME IN PARADISE, by Libby Hubscher, to your TBR. For fans of THE WIFE UPSTAIRS, read Carter Wilsons THE NEW NEIGHBOR.

Erika Krause, “Tell Me Everything”: Erika Krouse is an author of both fiction and non-fiction, who joins the podcast to discuss her book, TELL ME EVERYTHING: THE STORY OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION. This is a memoir focused on a story about true crime that is parallel to the narrator’s personal story. This is a touching, painful story about power, powerlessness and the way life is shattered when the system does not protect those who need it. In her book, Erika describes herself as both “forgettable” and “famous”, but ultimately she is the type of person others want to share their secrets with. This trait, along with her own scars and knowledge as a survivor of abuse, makes her a unique voice in telling the story of the work of holding a University of Colorado legally responsible for creating a toxic environment that leads to sexual assault and abuse. Erika talks to Olivia about the choices she made when she wrote this book – including attempts to balance honesty with protecting victims, the skills she has developed to manipulate others, and the implications of sharing her personal story of abuse. TELL ME EVERYTHING is published by Flatiron Books, March 15, 2022. For more on the author, visit This week, Olivia is joined by Hannah Makela, a Tucson-based book blogger and host of the Brunch Babes book club. Reads, Hannah recommends Sydney Blondell’s poetry book MONARCH (which she will discuss on April 30) and Erin A. Craig’s SMALL FAVORS. Olivia and Hannah get hungry to discuss tasty brunch favorites, and Olivia mentions a recent read: LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki. Hannah can be found on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok on @thepaperbackbruncher or follow / join the club @brunchbabesreads

Sally Hepworth, “The Younger Wife”: A wedding ceremony is permeated by a scream, which sets the stage for Sally Hepworth’s latest exciting thriller, THE YUNGER WIFE, told by changing narrators. Full of twists and unreliable family memories and stories Hepworth is known for, her new novel focuses on two sisters, Tully and Rachel, and how their lives change when they meet their seemingly perfect father’s new fiancé, Heather. Sally returns to the podcast to discuss the book, life after the pandemic, and the challenges (and joys) of reading books, as well as writing them. In A Moment With Margaret, Margaret and Olivia discuss the Australian narrators of the audiobook THE YUNGER WIFE, true crime stories such as Paul Holes ‘UNMASKED: MY LIFE SOLVING AMERICA’S COLD CASES, Erika Krouses’ TELL ME EVERYTHING, and topics touched on in the same way as TANGALING Malcolm Gladwell. Recommends two works of fiction for those who like to read true crime: Liz Moore’s LONG BRIGHT RIVER and Paula McLains WHEN THE STARS GO DARK. THE YUNGER WIFE is published by St. Martin’s Press on April 5, 2022. THE GOOD SISTER is now available in paperback.

Peng Shepard, “The Cartographers”: “The writing process felt very much like a scavenger hunt. I wanted a clue, then I as a writer did not know either, as the reader, where it led,” says Peng Shepherd about her new novel, THE CARTOGRAPHERS, when she was in the studio for the podcast.Peng shares her interest in cartography, her lifelong passion for stories, and how she approached the follow-up to her highly successful debut in 2019, THE BOOK OF M. Olivia and Peng were joined by her mother, Lin Sue Flood, a former longtime Phoenix news anchor and full-time proud parent, Lin Sue talked about how she encouraged her daughter’s success, always said yes to her requests for new books, and encouraged her earliest efforts with storytelling. Lin Sue, an avid reader herself, recommended two books she recently enjoyed: Matt Haigs THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, and Celest Ngs LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Peng Shepherd will meet her readers at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. rmation: THE CARTOGRAPHERS is published by William Morrow. THE BOOK OF M is now available in paperback.

Wanda M. Morris, “All Her Little Secrets”: Ellice Littlejohn has succeeded as a corporate lawyer in Atlanta – despite her many secrets. A secret affair, a secret hidden crime, a childhood full of chaos and poverty she wants to keep secret from colleagues and even friends. Secrets come to the service when her boss is killed, and Ellice answers in the only way she knows how: with more secrets. Wanda M. Morris joins the podcast to talk about her debut novel, ALL HER SMALL SECRETS. Morris is a corporate lawyer who wanted to write a book for years, and started and stopped it several times before it was published in November 2021 by William Morrow. Wanda shares his reaction to his debut, from awards and buzz from Entertainment Weekly, Marie Clair, LA Times, to being the # 1 Top Pick for “Library Reads” by librarians across the country. Wanda shares with Olivia how reading a disappointing book was important to her own new career, how topics such as racism, sexism, workplace tensions and discrimination are central to the book, and why she needed to represent a middle-aged black woman as her main character in the pages and on the cover of her book. In a moment with Margaret, Olivia and Margaret talk about Margaret’s big life changes (new job, new industry, new schedule, new hair!) And how this will shake her reading habits. Excerpts from the latest reading lists in the spirit of ALL HER SMALL SECRETS: Margaret recommends another type of workplace drama, WIDOW FALLS by Kiersten Modglin, another book full of twists and surprises.

Maggie Smith, “Truth and Other Lies”: Maggie Smith’s debut novel, Truth and Other Lies, is the fascinating story of three women and the secrets and lies that connect, shape and threaten them. Maggie is a journalist, psychologist, podcast host and business owner, and joins the podcast to talk about what inspired the book. Maggie talks about using her own life experience and writing the relationship between Megan and her mother, the political candidate. The book deals with politics, family dynamics, professional identity and what happens when you look deeper beyond the facades of those you admire and those you dislike. Margaret and Olivia discuss sharing a name with another person (author Maggie Smith is not actress Maggie Smith) with Margaret who occasionally receives emails for THE Martha Stewart, and the show Indefensible. Margaret recommends other new books published this week: The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James and Harlan Cobens The Match, Nine Lives by Peter Swanson. Olivia recommends I’m So Effin ‘Tired by Dr. Amy Shah, a former podcast guest, now in paperback.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, “The Golden Couple”: “The Golden Couple” is the latest thriller from the best-selling author duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Their latest page turner focuses on therapist Avery Chambers’ 10-session unorthodox treatment program, and her clients, Marissa and Matthew Bishop. Beautiful and glamorous, the bishops’ marriages are plagued by secrets and lies that are about to be brought to the surface by Avery. Greer & amp; Sarah spoke to Olivia on the podcast about the book, the benefits of writing as a team, and sharing advice for ambitious writers. A Moment with Margaret: Olivia & amp; Margaret discusses other new releases this week that Margaret is interested in, “The Sweet Spot” by Trish Doller, “The Book of Souls” by Kevin Moore, “Smile and Look Pretty” by Amanda Pellegrino, and why we love the TV show ” Ghosts. “

Rebecca Serle, One Italian Summer: Rebecca Serle takes readers to Positano, Italy in her latest novel, “One Italian Summer.” The story follows Katy, who in the depths of grief after her mother’s death goes alone on a planned mother-daughter trip to the Amalfi Coast. Rebecca joins the podcast this week to talk about writing the emotional novel about a daughter’s love for her mother, the inevitable future of defining yourself after losing your parents, and her fear of losing her own parents. She talks about curiosities about parents’ lives before yours, “memory is fiction,” she says. Rebecca shares an incredible memory of a trip to Rome with her mother, which even involved meeting a man her mother had dated! Olivia and Rebecca discuss her other works, and the magic of “The Gilmore Girls” and the audiobook narrator, Lauren Graham. “One Italian Summer” is available now from Atria Books.

Eve Rodsky, Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World: As Eve Rodsky used her organizational leadership expertise to make her own household and partnership more manageable and fair, she sparked a movement among readers of her first book “Fair Play”. Now Eve is back to chat with Olivia about her new book, “Find Your Unicorn: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Busy World.” Here, Eve uses this podcast as an example of what a unicorn room can be, involving creativity, connection and a sense of accomplishment. She talks about the impact of the pandemic on the personal space, and the challenge most of us face when taking time for activities that bring joy. Eve shares why we might want to replace a gratitude diary with a “guilt diary” and strategies when seeking support from others when seeking your unicorn place. “Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World” is available in hardcover cover now from G.P. Putnam’s sons. Eve also hosts “Time Out: A Fair Play Podcast” for iHeart.

A “Bromance” with romance: Valentine’s Day vibes on this week’s podcast, starring Tim Xayasomloth, bookstore in the Changing Hands Bookstore. Tim has been known as “The Romance Guy” in the store ever since he challenged himself to read genres outside of fantasy and science fiction favorites, and found that he loved modern romance! By comparing a romance to a tasty margarita that “goes down easily”, Tim explains to Olivia why he thinks men can benefit from reading romance to understand how they can become a better guy and a better partner. Tim talks about the book that started him: “The Bromance Book Club” by Lyssa Kay Adams, and why some of the romances as enemies of lovers are so funny. Tim also recommends “The Right Swipe” by Alisha Rai, “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang and Rachel Lynn Solomon’s “The Ex Talk”. This podcast episode is dedicated to Elizabeth Stewart, Margaret’s sister, who shared a love of books not only with her little sister, but throughout her career as a librarian. To check out more book recommendations from Tim and his colleagues at Changing Hands, visit:

Lisa Harding, Bright Burning Things: The Irish author Lisa Harding makes her American literary debut with the highly acclaimed novel “Bright Burning Things”. Harding writes an emotionally strong story about Sonya, an actress and single mother who is on her way out of control, battling alcoholism and trauma. Her four-year-old son, Tommy, is at the same time Sonya’s lifeline and her prison while the pressure from the role of mother pushes her to her limits. The child is heartbreakingly tired of playing the role of an adult, adoring his mother and anxiously navigating his unstable environment. Lisa joined the Dublin podcast to talk about this emotionally raw story: her desire to tell an addictive story in an authentic way, her reaction to both the success of the book and the reader reaction that seemed too difficult. Lisa, who was previously a professional actress, also tells Olivia about her experience of recording the audiobook and what drove the most amazing moments in her performance. After the author interview, Olivia and Margaret discuss “Crying In H Mart” by Michelle Zauner and Rebecca Serles “One Italian Summer”. “Bright Burning Things” is available in hardcover from HarperVia.

Elle Cosimano, Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead: Grab your favorite panera soup or sandwich and settle down for a chat with Elle Cosimano – no worries, no spoilers! The beloved Finlay is back and snaps in the middle of another wonderful mess in Elle Cosimano’s release on February 1, “Finlay Donovan Knocks’ Em Dead”, the sequel to her hit, “Finlay Donovan Is Killing It”. In this story, Finlay and Vero must find out who is after their ex-husband Steven, and what they can do to protect him, or if they want to. Throw in lots of secrets, lies, disguises and love triangles, and the book is a never-ending mystery full of laughter, friendship and an adorable recognizable heroine. Elle joined the podcast to talk to Olivia about the series, make the friendship between Finlay and Vero, and how many more stories are already in the works (more than listeners might expect!) She shares advice on writing, and her joy over the love book covers her has received on Instagram. “Finlay Donovan Knocks’ Em Dead” is published by Minotaur Books. “Finlay Donovan Is Killing It” is now available in paperback. In A Moment With Margaret, Margaret and Olivia discuss some of the reading challenges and book club selections that are out there at the beginning of the year, and Margaret discusses her current readings and TBR.

Katherine Faulkner, Greenwich Park: Katherine Faulkner has an impressive new title to add to an already impressive (or stylish) resume. The Cambridge degree is the head of news projects for The Sunday Times, and now a debut novelist, with the release of “Greenwich Park” from Gallery Books. The story centers around Helen, a complicated and often socially difficult woman who – after many miscarriages – is pregnant again and carries her child to term. Helen falls into an unusual friendship with Rachel, a future mother who quickly and consciously enters Helen’s life for mysterious reasons. The book is a psychological thriller that illustrates that we never know what lies beneath the surface of the shiny veneers of wealthy suburban people. Katherine joins the podcast to talk about the book, the balancing of her news career and what it brings to her creative writing, provides insight into some settings and backgrounds that prove important to the characters in “Greenwich Park” that Americans may not address on. One moment with Margaret: they discuss this book, look forward to the upcoming release of “The Golden Couple” and are distracted from books with a chat about Wordle and other puns. Katherine Faulkner’s “Greenwich Park” will be released in the US on January 25, 2022.

Colleen Hoover, Reminders Of Him: Colleen Hoover is a publishing phenomenon that dominates the bestseller lists with her novel catalog week after week. She is an author who breaks the rules, slips between traditional publishers for self-publishing with ease, and who refuses to limit herself to genre or expectations. Her ability to create complex, emotional characters makes her readers a devoted fanbase who would never miss a Hoover release and is committed to sharing her favorites with other readers online, effectively creating a voluntary advertising machine for the job. Colleen joins Olivia on the podcast this week to talk about her emotional new novel “Reminders of Him”, the magical effect social media has had on her career, what she does to continue writing fun, and how her roots as a social worker affect her writing and her continued commitment to giving back, through her bookworm box: “Reminders Of Him” ​​is available now. In a Moment With Margaret … Margaret checks in from California and talks about Colleen’s books, authors who inspire you to check out their back catalogs, and recommends “The Man Who Died Twice” by Richard Osman.

Rachel Hawkins, Reckless Girls: Rachel Hawkins’ 2020 release of “The Wife Upstairs” was a big hit. The modern thriller inspired by “Jane Eyre” was the first release outside the YA genre and showed that she can make a page turner for a number of audiences. Rachel talks to Olivia about “Reckless Girls” (published in January 2022) who track down Lux and her boyfriend Nico as they sail from Hawaii in search of Meroe Island, a remote place with a dark, threatening history with other twenty-somethings in search of adventure and packed with secrets. Rachel talks about her recent success under the pseudonym Erin Sterling, the choice of a new name, the love of literature and her next thriller in progress. In a special moment with Margaret, Margaret Stewart recommends a 2010 book with a nautical theme, “Bloody Jack” by L.A. Meyer, and explains why she has no interest in reducing the speed of sound.

Gabriela Garcias Of Women and Salt: For the first podcast in 2022, we are joined by an author whose debut novel from 2021 as “Surrounded” is now available in paperback. Gabriela Garcia’s “Of Women and Salt” was named best book of the year (2020) by Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and The Boston Globe. The novel is a multi-generational story about women, which takes readers from Cuba from the nineteenth century, to present-day Mexico, Miami and the immigrant centers in Texas along the southern border. “Of Women and Salt” explores women’s experiences through lens class, privileges, citizenship, motherhood, addiction, poverty and trauma, and with subtlety puts the spotlight on generational damage caused by family secrets. Garcia talks about the ways in which her work as an advocate for immigration rights can be felt in some of the most touching parts of the book, along with her own personal travels and family history as an American of Cuban and Mexican descent. In A Moment With Margaret, Margaret shares her views on Anthony Doerr’s “Cloud Cuckoo Land” and the challenges of listening to a b

Kristi Nelson, Wake Up Grateful: Kristi Nelson brings his powerful message about the transformative practice of living gratefully to this year’s final podcast episode. The author of “Wake Up Grateful” guides readers through the ways you can change your life and your perspective for the better, and the ways this shift has been proven to improve your life and even your health. The CEO of A Network for Grateful Living talks to Olivia about how to begin the practice, and the ways the lens of gratitude creates change in times of sadness. Her inspiring message and practice is healing and powerful, cultivated over decades after a cancer diagnosis decades ago, and can help us all as we enter a new year. Find the study guide “Wake Up Grateful” here. After reading more than 100 books in 2021, it is difficult to choose your favorites, but Margaret manages to limit the 3 books she has thought about the most this year in A Moment With Margaret. Find out why Vincent Bugliosi’s “Heroes Skelter”, S.A. Cosby’s “Razorblade Tears” and “Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey stood out in such a high stack of books, and why Steven Rowley’s “The Guncle” gets an honorable mention by being the book she bought, instead of borrowed. For Olivia, of the nearly 70 books read in 2021, Ashley Audrain’s “The Push”, Christina Baker-Kline’s “The Exiles”, are both Brit Bennett’s books, and Fredrik Backman’s “Anxious People”.

Mary Kay Andrews, The Santa Suit: Get ready for some serious Christmas magic! The New York Times’ best-selling author of 29 novels (and counts), Mary Kay Andrews joins the podcast to talk about “The Santa Suit” the book she calls “a delicious, sweet, peppermint-scented treat.” The short story celebrates the magic of Christmas and other chances with a story about a new beginning for Ivy Perkins, who begins again personally and professionally with the purchase of The Four Roses farmhouse. Mary Kay and Olivia talk about Friends & amp; Fiction, which she co-founded and co-hosted, MKA’s skills in treasure hunting, hosting and design, her early years as a newspaper reporter, how she became technically knowledgeable in the pandemic, and the ritual of doubting herself. through each time she writes a new book. In A Moment With Margaret, readers discuss the fun of embracing the Christmas book genre, and Margaret recommends “One For the Books” by Jenn McKinlay, a former guest on the podcast.

Karen Schaler, A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale: Have a cup of cocoa and enjoy yourself at the Christmas tree for this visit with Karen Schaler, author of a new holiday romance, “A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale.” Entertainment Weekly calls her a “holiday publishing darling” who is as successful as a novelist and screenwriter, with holiday films such as Christmas Camp and A Christmas Prince among her credits. Before she became known as “Christmas Karen” – she had a successful career as a TV news reporter. On the podcast, she talks to Olivia about making the transition from covering tragedies to creating festive magic full time. In a moment with Margaret, Margaret talks about the idea of ​​missing romantic connections in real life and fiction, and the mood of the holidays when you are not someone who feels so happy and bright, and why “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is hers Recommended Christmas-themed books: “Time Next Year” by Sophie Cousens and David Sedaris’ “Holidays On Ice”.

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot: Jeff Kinney is the creative mind behind one of the most successful children’s book series of all time. He joins the podcast to talk about his latest projects: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot”, the sixteenth in the series, and the animated film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” on Disney +. He talks to Olivia about why his characters should never grow up, the benefits of running a bookstore, and responds to recent attempts to ban books across the country. In a moment with Margaret, the two talk about the early books that paved the way for a lifelong love of reading.

Maria Amparo Escandon, L.A. Be: «L.A. Weather »tells the story of a very tumultuous year in the life of the Alvarado family. Successful Mexican-Americans living and working in Los Angeles, the three adult daughters maintain a commitment to meet their parents at weekly family dinners to share their passion for food and commitment to the family. Author Maria Amparo Escandon joins the podcast to talk about the storytelling technique she uses in the novel: taking the reader through the dramatic year that changes each character deeply, my month, and which in his own life inspired the patriarch’s disturbing preoccupation with the weather. . Escandon discusses writing the book on what is not her mother tongue, her love of Los Angeles and what she calls “transcreation.” “LET. Weather “is a New York Times bestseller, a Reese’s Book Club Pick, and named the best books of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar. Inspired by the lively story of a Latino family defying common fictional stereotypes, Margaret and Olivia discuss” Mexican Gothic ” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Ericka Sanchez’s “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.”

Christine Pride and Jo Piazza, We Are Not Like Them: When an unarmed black teenager is shot by police as he walks home from school, grief and outrage wave through the city of Philadelphia in the novel “We Are Not Like Them.” The shooting requires changes in the police, and reveals deep divisions among those who experience systemic racism and those who deny that it exists. For lifelong best friends Jen and Riley, the shooting is a deeply personal crisis that threatens to tear them apart for good. Christine Pride and Jo Piazza join the podcast to talk about writing this deeply moving book together, navigating their own barriers to openly discussing race, and the value of exploring divisive issues through the storytelling lens of friendship, forgiveness and what it takes for two different people to take their shared history into the future. In a Moment With Margaret: Discussion of other recent books dealing with race, including Zakiya Dalila Harris ‘”The Other Black Girl”, Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half” and Emmanuel Achos’ “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Boy”. “We Are Not Like Them” is the first novel Piazza and Pride to co-author today. The book was published in October 2021 by Atria Books.

Eric Rickstad, I’m Not Who You Think I Am: Eric Rickstad is a New York Times and international bestselling author of novels including “What Remains of Her” and “The Silent Girls.” He joined the podcast to talk to Olivia about his latest dark, psychological mystery, “I’m not who you think I am.” It is a story that begins in 1976, with a tragic act of violence witnessed by the then 8-year-old Maynard, who is not only shaped by the trauma and the loss, but by the growing pressure to keep a secret from the day he grows to regret. The core of the story focuses on a teenager’s Maynard, convinced that he has a mystery to solve, while navigating complicated teenage friendships and desires that drive him to keep new, even darker secrets. Rickstad talked about the book’s unique story that begins with a letter from the Chief of Police to society, how his life in Vermont and his love of nature affect both what he writes and the way he writes it, and reflects on his early love of books and memories of first to join a book club where he was the only boy. Margaret and Olivia discuss similar, darkly influential psychological thrillers involving younger characters. Margaret recommends “The Chalk Man” by C.J. Tudor, and Olivia reflect on Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.

Vera Kurian, Never Saw Me Coming: Seven Psychopaths Enjoy a Free Trip to a Prestigious East Coast School, in Exchange for Participating in a Psychopathy Study. What can go wrong? First, students are constantly being killed. One study participant, Chloe, is not worried about her safety because she considers herself dangerous. Debut novelist Vera Kurian joins the podcast to talk about “Never Saw Me Come” and why readers find her protagonist irresistible, despite her murderous planning and lack of empathy. Kurian discusses what it was like to achieve the dream of publishing a novel during a global pandemic, and in a moment with Margaret, Margaret Stewart recommends “56 Days” by Catherine Ryan Howard.

Emily Itami, Fault Lines: Emily Itami is a debut novelist who uses her expertise as a travel writer to transport her readers to Tokyo in “Fault Lines”. The book focuses on Mizuki, a wealthy and beautiful wife and mother from Tokyo, who is deeply bored. Her witty internal dialogue reveals that there are cracks beneath the shiny surface that, like the fault lines that run through the city, threaten to damage or destroy. Emily joined the podcast from London to reflect on the experience she lived in Tokyo, the expectations women meet and how the role of mother changes everything. Margaret discusses a recent novel she liked, “Heard It In a Love Song” by Tracey Garvis Graves.

Riley Sager, Survive The Night: Fans of Riley Sager’s work know that he is a master at delivering twist after twist in thrilling thrillers such as “Home Before Dark”, “Lock Every Door” and his latest, “Survive The Night”. Sager joins the podcast to talk to Olivia about the novel, its main character Charlie, and why the film student fears that she may become Campus Killer’s next victim. He published the book in 1991, at the same time as Sager was a college student, so that he could refer to his own favorite music and films to bring the story and suspense to life. Sagar talks about how post-pandemic readers can use their own feelings of being trapped while traveling in the car next to Josh, not knowing when or how the car ride will end, or who will survive the night. Olivia admits to the author that this is the first time she reads his work – another reliable recommendation from Margaret! In a moment with Margaret, they discuss the Spotify playlist (and movie list!) The author made as companions to his latest book. Margaret also recommends “Summer of ’69” by Elin Hilderbrand, another genre, but a book that also intervenes heavily in music to set the scenes and period.

Lisa Jewell, The Night She Disappeared: Halloween is creeping in and it’s time for some exciting readings, and no one does it better than Lisa Jewell. This time, Jewell takes us to an elegant boarding school in the English countryside where many secrets lurk in beauty, in her latest thriller, The Night She Disappeared. The author joins the podcast to talk about the book and tells Olivia the surprising way she approached the novel: Begins with the setting and a “Dig Here” sign, instead of a crime or even a character! She talks to Olivia about recent trips to Spain, getting her daughters to read her books and switching book tours to virtual ones. She also gives her opinion on who readers should and should not tell, when they do not love a book or a moment in her books, hint: it is NOT the author! After the interview, Olivia and Margaret discuss their obsession with British accents, how charming Lisa is, and why Jewel’s catalog is so worth a deep dive, Halloween themes and another fan favorite Taylor Jenkins Reid and her latest novel, “Malibu Rising”.

Paula McLain, When The Stars Go Dark: The best-selling author of The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, tackles a new genre in her powerful, emotional thriller, When The Stars Go Dark. Following a personal tragedy, investigator Anna Hart embarks on a missing investigation that takes her down a path right into her own painful past, struggling with what it means to be a woman, a mother, a victim, a survivor and a Savior. McLain joins the podcast to talk about creating the layered mystery, and her painful personal story that shapes this work of fiction, a book she feels she was destined to write. She shares how and why she intertwined elements of real crime, the lure of putting the book in the 1990s, and her personal skills as a talented chef and mixologist – skills she uses well in friendships with other authors. She talks about nature and the strong connection she feels out in nature, which is something to touch and feel in this novel. In a Moment With Margaret, Margaret recommends Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia and Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson, each of which has elements to appeal to fans of When The Stars Go Dark.

Jenn McKinlay, Wait For It: Jenn McKinlay is a prolific writer best known for Library Lover’s and Cupcake Bakery Mysteries. McKinlay quickly builds a loyal following for her female fiction and romantic comedies, and her latest is “Wait for It”. When the main character, Annabelle, moves from Boston to Phoenix, McKinlay brings readers a piece of life in the desert, a setting the author calls home. She talks about writing, the ways the pandemic has forced her style, baking, traveling and who’s the boss of her house (hint: not a human.) Her next librarian’s book, “Killer Research,” is available Nov. 2. A Moment With Margaret: Margaret and Olivia discuss a few other books with subtle character connections or crossover characters in stand-alone books. Margaret recommends Roni Loren’s “Yes & I Love You” and “What If You & Me,” and Olivia remembers old favorites by Emily Giffin, including “Something Borrowed” and the fun of finding Easter eggs between books, such as Jennifer Weiner’s “Big Summer “and” That Summer. “

Laura Lippman, Dream Girl: “Dream Girl” is NYT’s best-selling author Laura Lippman’s latest exciting novel. Lippman calls it “a book lover’s book.” Told from the perspective of a renowned novelist, Gerry Anderson, whose literary relevance was cemented with the release of a book called “Dream Girl.” The story finds Gerry bedridden and isolated, and recovers from physical injury and his mother’s death, when he begins to receive mysterious phone calls from the book’s fictional character. Is he about to lose his mind? Or is someone looking to pick up Gerry, and if so, why? A new look at life’s post #MeToo from the perspective of a man who may have a very unreliable view of his own past. Lippman talks to Olivia about the novel, a crossover from Tess Monaughan, her early days as a journalist, #MeToo, and her friendships with millennials. In a moment with Margaret, Olivia and Margaret discuss revenge themes, and Margaret shares why she recommends both Joshilyn Jackson’s “Mother May I?” and S.A. Cosbys «Razorblade Tears.

Allison Larkin, The People We Keep: Allison Larkin’s novel The People We Keep takes readers back to the early 1990s, with teenager April living largely alone in a camper in a run-down New York countryside. The People We Keep is the story of a talented young woman who always seems to go without – without a mother, often without a father, without opportunity, without understanding, without stability, without much of a safety net. Larkin joined the podcast to talk about writing the story of a traveling musician who spends his life on the road, a character who first appeared fifteen years ago. She shared the journey to the book, the work she put in to hone her own musical skills and her passion for encouraging other writers. In a moment with Margaret, Margaret and Olivia discuss how Instagram-worthy the beautiful cover of The People We Keep is, and their devotion to everything that has to do with the 90s. Margaret recommends The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Olivia admits that she has binged (and loved) the Freeforms Cruel Summer, which also takes place in the 90’s and is streamed on Hulu.

Chandler Baker, The Husbands: In “The Husbands,” Chandler Baker takes readers to a suburban, Stepford-inspired, impossibly idyllic Texas community in Dynasty Ranch, which seems to offer Nora Spangler everything she needs. The New York Times bestselling author of “The Whisper Network” joins the podcast to talk about her new novel, her career as a lawyer that inspired her character, the sexism women encounter in the corporate world, and how she feels about her legal colleagues reading her work. Margaret and Olivia talk about other novels about planned communities or notable neighbors, including “The Therapist” by BA Paris and Megan Miranda’s “Such a Quiet Place”.

Kristin Harmel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars: As a former journalist, novelist Kristin Harmel embraces the research required to create accurate and immersive historical fiction. Harmel was more deeply immersed in Poland from World War II and the Jews as her main character, Yona, help to hide and stay alive in the forest against all odds. Along the way, Harmel discovered that she came directly from the Polish Jews. Sharing personal and historical revelations, along with telling Olivia about the founding of Friends and Fiction, and how she started a professional career as a journalist as a teenager, is her passion for writing contagious. In a moment with Margaret, we discuss the most read books so far at the Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge, including “The Forest of Vanishing Stars” and our other favorites, “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley, and Rachel Hawkins “The Wife”. Upstairs.”

Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl: One of the most talked about books of 2021, Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut novel is a genre-inspiring, fiery look at race, office politics and the micro-aggressions that colored people endure when working in a predominantly white industry. Harris’ “The Other Black Girl” is the story of Nella, a publishing assistant who is used to being the only black voice in the room. When Hazel arrives, the dynamics change dramatically, but not at all in ways Nella would have expected or wanted. A thriller full of surprises, “The Other Black Girl” gives a dramatic look at how easily a young professional can lose her footing when she is the target of gas lighting. Harris talks to Olivia about writing a debut novel that got so much attention, the Spotify playlist she made as a result of the book, and working on the adaptation of Hulu. Margaret and Olivia discuss other books they have recently read and loved, including “We Are the Brennans” by Tracy Lange and “Fault Lines” by Emily Itami.

Lisa Taddeo, Animal: Witnessing the suicide of a married lover while having dinner with another married lover is the moment that sends Lisa Taddeo’s “Animal” narrator, Joan, out of New York and off to California. A dive into grief, rage and sexual power, the novel is powerfully written and in moments deeply touching and even disturbing. Taddeo reveals that she is far from the dark intense author many expect to be behind her work, tells how she juggled the novel while she was the parent of her six-year-old, and how the pandemic did not change her. Listen to the funny comment her daughter had to her at a book signing, and what Olivia said as Lisa jokingly called “the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.” “Animal” is published by Avid Reader Press and has been selected by MGM and Plan B Entertainment. In a Moment with Margaret, Margaret recommends two other novels with complicated characters: “Pretty Girl” by Karin Slaughter and Jodi Picoult’s “Spark of Light”.

Jennifer Deibel, A Dance in Donegal: Jennifer Deibel lived for almost a decade in Ireland and Austria, building a family and a deep love for all things Irish. That passion for Emerald Isle and the Gaelic tongue is still with the Arizona schoolteacher, driving her passion to write her debut novel, “A Dance in Donegal” from Revell Books. Jennifer talks to Olivia about making a “perfect cup”, life in the desert compared to a land of green, and how she identifies with her main character, Moira. “A Dance in Donegal” follows Moira from Boston to Ireland in 1920, and follows up the mother’s dying wish that her daughter should teach in the village where she once lived. There, Moira finds a missing part of herself, and discovers mysteries surrounding the family’s past. In a moment with Margaret, they talk about books where the framework is as important as the characters. Margaret recommends “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, Olivia recommends Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”.

Sophia Benoit: Well, this is exhausting: Essays: Be honest, it IS absolutely exhausting! Over the years, Sophia Benoit has sharpened her fierce wit as a means of survival: coping with life as a woman in a sexist world, finding love in the age of the app, accepting yourself when society considers you fat, push and pull of life as a divorced child … Benoit, a relationship and sex columnist discusses her collection of essays with Olivia, reflecting on the value of telling her the unfiltered truth, and her hope that readers will laugh out loud (and maybe shed a tear or two)) at Benoit’s expense they will feel a little less alone and exhausted. In a moment with Margaret, Margaret gets the most out of having the Bustle Council columnist’s expertise available and gets her beneficial dating advice (one you can’t miss for everyone on the apps!)

Christina Baker Kline, The Exiles: Christina Baker Kline talks about the research and writing of her powerful historical fiction work, THE EXILES. The novel tells the story of Evangeline, Hazel and Matthina, three women who must exploit incredible resilience in the face of oppression and injustice. The setting is “the land outside the sea”, Van Diemens Island, a penal colony established by the British, where 25,000 British women were exiled, using a former slave ship, The Medea. The ORPHAN TRAIN author shares with Olivia the parallels to modern times, and her interest in telling stories that focus on the power of female friendship. She shares which famous writers she is friends with, and recommends mixing up a Dark & ​​amp; Storm for THE EXILES book club night. Margaret recommends two books she loved this year: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab, and GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey. In addition to THE EXILES, Olivia recommends novels by Brit Bennett, THE VANISHING HALF and THE MOTHERS.

Lauren Layne, To Sir, With Love: Can You Fall In Love With A Stranger? Is something a mystery anymore? “To Sir, With Love” is a romantic comedy written by Lauren Layne that serves a satisfying look at modern love in Manhattan. Part “Love Is Blind” meets “You’ve Got Mail”, the novel’s main character Gracie Cooper holds the fort of her champagne shop / family business, while she falls for an anonymous stranger on a dating app she only knows as “sir”. Lauren talks to Olivia about delivering a feel-good story when readers need it most, and why her own life in Manhattan is so important to her writing. For a reader who loves “To Sir, With Love”, Margaret recommends other simple, airy romantic comedies: “Yes & amp; I Love You »by Roni Loren,« The Real Deal »by Lauren Blakely, and two books by Katharine McGee,« American Royals »and« Majesty ». All go well with a chilled glass of Cava.

Cameron Hamilton & amp; Lauren Speed, Leap of Faith: Do you fall in love and get engaged without looking at each other? That’s the premise of the Netflix hit reality show Love Is Blind. The unique dating show became a big hit and launched not only a marriage, but also new careers for Lauren and Cameron. Fans are following their video content, and now they can read about their relationship. Olivia talked to the duo about their book, “Leap of Faith”, which is part of memoirs, but also a useful guide for couples navigating new dynamics, who will take inspiration from the famous couple as role models in how to define the paths their as a couple. Olivia & amp; Margaret both LOVES reality TV as much as they love their books, so they talk about other fun readings from Tan France, Andy Cohen, Jonathan Van Ness, Margaret Josephs and Stassi Schroeder.

Ashley Audrain, The Push: Even the casual reader who glanced at the lists of the best books of 2021, or Most Anticipated Fiction of ’21, knew about THE PUSH. Ashley Audrain’s debut novel explores a woman’s greatest fear of the role of mother through the exciting, gripping story of Blythe and her daughter, Violet. She talks to Olivia about how her professional experience as a literary publicist both shaped and shook her as a writer, and the moments when she almost deleted ¾ of her manuscript. She also previews her second novel, THE WHISPERS. Margaret and Olivia discuss other very hyped debuts and their follow-up novels from Gillian Flynn, Kevin Kwan, Alex Michaelides.

Steven Rowley, The Guncle: If you did not already know what a guncle is, the character of Patrick in Steven Rowley’s “The Guncle” is here to help. While the Palm Springs home, the mimosa-loving, sitcom-celebrity gay uncle of Maisie and Grant, Patrick opens his heart and home to the children in a time of crisis. Olivia talks to the author of “Lily and the Octopus” and “The Editor” about this heartfelt and humorous novel about grief, growth and finding the people you need at the right time. Margaret shares some favorite novels that uniquely touch on grief: “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward, “The Weekend Wedding Assistant” by Rachel Gladstone and “Long Bright River” by Liz Moore.

Box seller became bestseller T.J. Newman: T.J. Newman’s life is changing dramatically this summer. The author is a former indie bookseller, became a flight attendant, became a novelist. “Falling” is already a bestseller in the UK and is ready for a major release at home on July 7. Overcoming dozens of rejections from literary agents to come here, Newman’s thrilling story of a kidnapping plot against the family of an airplane pilot finally got her seven-digit book and film rights agreements. She talks to Olivia about the mistakes that paved the way, and why her mother has earned the right to say “I told you so” forever. In a moment with Margaret, T.J. joins Margaret and Olivia to talk about their love of local bookstores and libraries, and new audiobook options.

Dr. Amy Shah, I’m So Effing Tired: In I’m So Effing Tired, wellness expert Dr. Amy Shah addresses what we do that makes us feel tired, and outlines a plan for readers to implement changes that will create an energy wave. From what you eat, to when you eat, to dealing with stress, Dr. Shah talks to Olivia about the energy trifecta, and the personal moment that led to her making a change. From surviving shift work to evaluating what, and sometimes who, to let go of, this is an eye-opening talk that will make listeners want to dig deeper into her book. Margaret recommends a work of fiction that focuses on exhausted mothers called “Happy & amp; You Know It »by Laura Hankin, and admits what makes her personally exhausted (late nights with Love Island UK.)

JoJo Moyes, The Giver of Stars: For so many fiction readers, JoJo Moyes is a household name. The British novelist and screenwriter spoke with Olivia and Margaret about the research that went into her latest novel, “The Giver of Stars”. The book is now in paperback, and to write it, the British author made a number of trips to the heartland of America for research. She explains why it was important to ride a horse in rural Kentucky (by combining two of her passions), and some of the wild headlines that helped her create Alice, Marjery and the other Pack Horse Librarians. Moyes previews her next book on the way to the screen, the trilogy that made her famous, and why readers today make previous releases bestsellers again. Inspired by Moyes and the Pack Horse Librarians, Olivia and Margaret discuss other novels with librarians. For those who are excited, Margaret recommends “All the Devils are Here” by Louise Penny. A novel with a dark and mysterious network of women, it is “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner. Olivia and Margaret also mention popular books “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, and a children’s classic: “Matilda” by Roald Dahl. For those who have not read Sally Hepworth’s “The Good Sister”, Olivia suggests that it’s time, since one of the main characters is a librarian! Olivia spoke to Hepworth about this novel in episode 5 of the podcast.

Dr. Kevin Leman, 8 Secrets to Raising Successful Kids: Best-Selling Author (more times than he can count for sure), Dr. Kevin Leman probably wrote a book about every issue in your family that you want to address and improve. From parenting, to romantic intimacy, to his theories of birth order that still make people talk decades later, Dr. Leman is a deep well of common sense who delivers funny truth bombs in a way only he can. Leman talks to Olivia about her recent book, “8 Secrets to Raising Successful Kids,” why mom is the most influential figure in her son’s life, and why putting down the toaster is his secret to a happy marriage. I «A Moment with Margaret»: Olivia & amp; Margaret discusses self-help titles that resonate with them. They discuss “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, “More Than Enough” by Elaine Welteroth and “Give Them Lala” by Lala Kent.

Katherine Center, Things You Save in a Fire: Katherine Center is about the joy, the writing of characters and stories that draw in your heart. The author of “What You Wish For”, she talks to Olivia about “Things You Save in a Fire”, now in paperback. The bubbly artist shares where she goes to meet writing deadlines, the fun she has with her newsletter, how she researched life as a firefighter, and Olivia discovers that she and Katherine have Duran Duran and Frances Hodgson Burnett in common! Visit to shop her books and swag. In A Moment With Margaret, Olivia and Margaret discuss three other books that highlight groundbreaking ladies or an unexpected romance in the workplace: CJ Tudors’ “The Burning Girls,” “The Ex Talk” by Rachel Lynn Solomon and “Madame Tussaud” by Michelle Moran.

Sally Hepworth: The Good Sister: When Sally Hepworth’s “The Good Sister” was released in April, it instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Now available in paperback, this exciting thriller about twin sisters Fern and Rose is summer escape at its best (be warned, you can chew your nails.) Sally talked to Olivia about creating the double narratives, where the organic character of Fern came into play, the the part of her writing process that is like “a dagger to the heart” for other writers, and self-expression through fashion. “The Good Sister” is published by St. Martin’s Press. In A Moment with Margaret, Margaret shares which thrillers she will read this summer from authors she has enjoyed in the past: “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides, “Survive the Night” by Riley Sager and “The Perfect Family” by Robyn Harding. These books are published in June, July and August, respectively.

Samantha Ettus: The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction: Harvard MBA CEO and Best-Selling Author Samantha Ettus shares with Olivia her secrets to building a thriving personal and professional life, as outlined in her book, “The Pie Life.” She tells Olivia about her strategies for getting the most out of home life, what should not be talked about at work (from the CEO’s perspective), and the true cost of women leaving the workforce. Samantha is like the best friend you have ever wanted, ready with supportive, practical advice you want to share with friends. Margaret and Olivia talk about other books with life lessons they would recommend.

Jennifer Weiner, That Summer: The queen of the beach read returns with That Summer. Novelist Jennifer Weiner talks to Olivia about writing women’s stories through the lens of the #MeToo movement. She talks about life on Cape Cod, why Beatrice is one of her favorite characters yet, and the importance of body image in her writing. When she thinks about how she fell in love with reading, she shares how an essay by Nora Ephron may have changed her life. Margaret shares her beach reading recommendations: Sally Thornes The Hating Game and Libby Hubscher’s Meet Me in Paradise.

Kristin Hannah, The Four Winds: Olivia interviews Kristin Hannah, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author. Hannah reveals why she makes us cry ugly and shares two shocking surprises about changes she has made in both The Four Winds and The Nightingale. She also shares the book series that hooked her on reading. Olivia and Margaret each recommend a book and film that is guaranteed to make you cry badly. For Olivia, the book is When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi and the movie Stemom. Margaret’s makeup will run and see Steel Magnolias and read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.

Donna Freitas, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano: Olivia interviews Donna Freitas about her adult fictional debut about a woman who does not want children, and all the challenges that surround her choice. Donna talks about her relationship with her mother, personal moments that come into this book, and why changing genres made someone have a funny misunderstanding of her work. Olivia and Margaret discuss other “what if” stories. Margaret recommends The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, The 7 1/2 Deaths by Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, Two Lives by Lydia Bird by Josie Silver, and Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

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