Ep. 80: Mary Alice Monroe on The Summer of Lost and Found

Today I’m thrilled to be chatting with bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe. If you’re looking for a beach read to add to your stack, The Summer of Lost and Found is sure to sweep you away!

 

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Mary Alice Monroe’s inspired choice to write about the pandemic during the pandemic has paid off in this next installment of her acclaimed Beach House series, which can easily be read as a stand-alone, too. Quarantine isn’t so much an issue as it is a setting in the book, bringing unlikely housemates together…A novel of growing up, saying goodbye to the past, and learning to ask yourself the hard questions, including one of the most vital of all: ‘Who do you really want to be?’

—Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of 27 books, including the latest addition to her bestselling Beach House series, The Summer of Lost and Found. More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including: Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame. Mary Alice is also the co-creator and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast Friends and Fiction featuring the five bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristin Harmel, and Patti Callahan Henry. 

To learn more about Mary Alice, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming The Summer of Lost and Found events visit https://maryalicemonroe.com.

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 79: Kate Hope Day, Author of In the Quick

Today I’m chatting with author Kate Hope Day. We discussed her new book, In The Quick, the story of a young, ambitious female astronaut whose life is upended by a love affair that threatens the rescue of a lost crew. 

 

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To learn more about Kate Hope Day, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming In the Quick Events visit https://www.katehopeday.com.

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 78- Zibby Owens on Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology

Today I’m excited to share an interview with book-fluencer extraordinaire Zibby Owens. We discussed the new book she edited and contributed to, Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology, how she got started in the literary world, balancing passions for reading and writing, favorite words of wisdom from authors, and much more!

 

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To learn more about visit Zibby and follow along with all of the “Moms Don’t Have Time To” happenings visit zibbyowens.com

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 77: Spotlight on the Newburyport Literary Festival with Co-Director Jennifer Entwistle

Today we have a special episode where you’ll get the inside scoop on the upcoming Newburyport Literary Festival, which will be virtual this year. 

Listen to my conversation with festival co-director Jennifer Entwistle. We chatted about the sessions she’s most looking forward to, how to watch this free festival, the literary culture in Newburyport, and much more!

 

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To register for virtual sessions at this year’s festival visit:  https://newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Order from the participating festival bookstores: Jabberwocky Books and Bookshop of Beverly Farms.

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 76: Kristin Hannah, Author of The Four Winds

NY Times Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her new novel, The Four Winds and all things bookish.  Find out how Kristin got started as a writer, the inspiration behind this new book, how she feels about the new Netflix adaptation of her novel Firefly Lane, and much more!

 

“A spectacular tour de force of survival that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women.” 

People Magazine

Kristin is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Winter Garden, Night Road, and Firefly Lane. A former-lawyer-turned writer, Kristin lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

The Four Winds has been a #1 bestseller everywhere, a Today Show “Read with Jenna” Book Club pick, a Book of the Month Pick, and much more.

To learn more about Kristin Hannah and follow her on social media visit https://kristinhannah.com


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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 75: Kristin Bair, Author of Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything

This week, my guest on the podcast is Kristin Bair, author of the hilarious new novel, Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything.

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Agatha will draw readers in with her wry takes…Fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Elinor Oliphant Is Fine will love this clever romp. 

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Kristin has also published two other books, The Art of Floating and Thirsty, as well as numerous essays including one I loved, The Parenting Break: Finding Your Way Back to Literary CitizenshipA native Pittsburgher, Kristin now lives north of Boston with her husband and two kids. 

To learn more about Kristin Bair and follow her on social media visit http://www.kristinbairokeeffe.com


You can also listen and subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 74: Jennifer Robson, Author of Our Darkest Night

This week, my guest on the podcast is historical fiction author Jennifer Robson. Fans of The Gown will love her latest novel, Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World .

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“Robson shines with this stellar WWII story. Expert characterizations and perfect pacing are rounded out by lyrical prose … This will break readers’ hearts.” -Publishers’ Weekly Starred Review

An academic by background, a former editor by profession, and a lifelong history nerd, Jennifer Robson is now a full-time writer. She is the author of six novels set during and after the two world wars: Somewhere in France, After the War is Over, Moonlight Over Paris, Goodnight from London, The Gown, and her latest, Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War.

To learn more about Jennifer Robson and follow her on social media visit https://jennifer-robson.com.


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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 73: Jennie Fields, Author of Atomic Love

I’m excited to share a conversation with Jennie Fields, author of an enthralling new historical fiction novel, Atomic Love.

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“A novel of science, love, espionage, beautiful writing, and a heroine who carves a strong path in the world of men.” — Ann Patchett

Jennie Fields received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, The Middle Ages, and The Age of Desire. A Chicago native, Fields was inspired by her own mother’s work as a University of Chicago-trained biochemist in the 1950s. After years as a creative director at large New York ad agencies, Fields now lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.

To learn more about Jennie Fields and follow her on social media visit https://www.jenniefields.com


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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 72: Evie Dunmore, Author of A Rogue of One’s Own

Historical romance fans and anyone who has been binge watching Bridgerton, this week’s episode is for you! My guest is USA TODAY bestselling author Evie Dunmore, whose new book in the League of Extraordinary Women series is called A Rogue of One’s Own

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Rich with subplot, historical detail and beautifully descriptive writing that keeps the pages turning until the delightfully unconventional happy ending.” —NPR

Evie Dunmore is also the author of Bringing Down the Duke, which she wrote inspired by the magical scenery of Oxford, her passion for romance, women pioneers, and all things Victorian. In her civilian life, she is a consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford. Evie is a member of the British Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA). 

To learn more about Evie Dunmore and follow her on social media visit http://eviedunmore.com


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Visit the London School of Economics mentioned on this episode: https://www.lse.ac.uk/library/collection-highlights/The-Womens-Library

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 70: Signe Pike, Author of the Lost Queen Trilogy

Today on A Bookish Home my guest is Signe Pike. She is the author of The Lost Queen and the travel memoir Faery Tale, and has researched and written about Celtic history and folklore for more than a decade. Her new book The Forgotten Kingdom, continues Langoreth’s story in a trilogy that has been called “The Mists of Avalon for a new generation” and “Outlander meets Camelot-but with the focus firmly on the lives and loves of women”.

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To learn more about Signe Pike and follow her on social media visit https://www.signepike.com.

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