In this captivating episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, we explore two thought-provoking segments that delve into love, borders, and the complexities of family and wealth.
What happens when you fall in love with someone with an incompatible passport? Sally chats with Anna Lekas Miller about her book Love Across Borders: Passports, Papers, and Romance in a Divided World, which blends real-life love stories with the complicated (and fairly recent) history of passports and border control. They talk about the lingering impact of the Mexico/U.S. border, Sally’s fear of becoming stateless, and how the Muslim ban changed the trajectory of Anna’s own life and love.
Books/Resources Mentioned by Sally and Anna:
Love Across Borders: Passports, Papers, and Romance in a Divided World by Anna Lekas Miller
Lance Bass’ podcast The Last Soviet
Next, Ashley sits down with Jenny Jackson, the talented author of Pineapple Street. Prepare to be enthralled by their conversation as they explore the metaphor of building a life in a place already lived in, while unpacking the themes of race and class within the wealthy Stockton family. Discover the role of ambition and purpose in the story and gain insight into Jenny’s experience collaborating with her editor on her debut novel, drawing from her expertise as an Executive Editor at Knopf.
Books and Resources Mentioned by Ashley and Jenny
Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
Article mentioned by Anna: Abigail Disney article
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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose