014 Night Wakings, Grief, and the Healing Power of Poetry
A chat with Val, beach reads, and some non-fiction for good measure
Our Guest: Valerie Brandt.
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Featured books in this episode:
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (Amanda’s beach read)
Beach Read by Emily Henry- (aVal’s bawdy rom-com beach read)
Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
Grown and Flown by Lisa Heffernan Mary Dell Harrington
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown (Content Considerations: Language)
Sweet People are Everywhere by Alice Walker
The Bargain Bride by Evelyn Sibley Lampman (Ambre also referred to Three Knocks on the Wall and Princess of Fort Vancouver, though not by name)
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland and Thea Baker
The Treasure Box by Dave Keane, illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell.
All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts for Boundless Living by Morgan Harper Nichols
Life by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Inside Cat by Brendan Wenzel
They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
Unbetrothed by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz
Monster in the Hollows (Wingfeather Saga book 3) by Andrew Peterson
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr: Their lives, their times, their duel by Anna Erskine Crouse and Russell Crouse (a Landmark book)
Thomas Jefferson, His Many Talents by Johanna Johnston
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Almost Nothing, yet Everything: A Book about Water by Hiroshi Osada, illustrated by Ryoji Arai
A Drop Of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
13 Ways to Kill Your Community by Doug Griffiths (Val mentioned this one in passing but we didn’t get around to discussing it)
Here’s a link to the article Ambre still wants to finish reading on Motherhood as a Hero’s Journey.
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