It’s a two part episode! We’re about halfway through the year and we want to know: how’s your reading life going? Are you on track to hit your reading goals, or is it time to switch things up? Sally goes through some of her reading goals and shares what she’s focusing on for the rest of the year to make it the best reading year yet.
Then Mariquita talks with Ann Fessler about her 2006 book, The Girls Who Went Away, the impact of compulsory relinquishment of children born to unwed parents on those individuals, the children, and families in the decades before Roe v. Wade, and how society continues to fail people in areas of sex education, reproductive rights, and child rearing.
Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
The StoryGraph – create your own private reading challenge to track your goals for the year
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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose