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  • If you are a true crime fan, this is the episode for you! Have you heard of the missing man in Larrimah? Jayne and Paula tackle this quirky book that's like nothing else they've read. Plus what's coming out this month and also a special announcement from Jayne.

    In the episode they talk about Lucinda Riley's new book coming out posthumously. Here is a link to an article about that: https://tinyurl.com/ypnn44pp

    Books they mention:

    Larrimah by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson
    Writing Feature Stories by Caroline Graham and Matthew Ricketson
    The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Willliams
    This House of Grief by Helen Garner
    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
    Losing Face by George Haddad
    Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor
    The Murders at Fleat House by Lucinda Riley
    The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley

    Podcasts they mention:
    Lost in Larrimah
    S-Town

    TV series they mention:
    Bridgerton (Netflix)

    Find Pip Williams on our YouTube channel here:
    https://tinyurl.com/ywtue742

    Our book for next month is The Space Between the Stars by Indira Naidoo. Happy reading!

  • Sydney-based author Ashley Kalagian Blunt chats with bestselling thriller UK author Anna Downes about Anna's much-anticipated second novel in this recorded webinar.

    The Shadow House is a gripping, twisty thriller full of accumulated tension, which follows single mum Alex, who flees a toxic relationship to an idyllic eco-village in rural NSW. Her arrival disturbs barely submerged secrets and she's shaken by a series of eerily familiar events that seem to be connected to the abandoned farmhouse on the hill. Alex realises that, in escaping her own shadowy past, she may have stumbled into someone else's. And this time, there may be nowhere to run.

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  • COVID iso hits the pod but it can't stop Jayne and Paula! The show must go on so thanks to technology and a clever staff member, they record with Paula at home in isolation.

    Books they mention:

    Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
    See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill
    Old Seems To Be Other People by Lily Brett
    The Coffin Confessor by William Edgar
    Dissolve by Nikki Gemmell
    After by Nikki Gemmell
    Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
    Drop Bear by Evelyn Araluen
    My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
    Metronome by Tom Watson
    Little Nothings by Julie Mayhew
    Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew
    The Cove by Alice Clark-Platts

    Article about the Black Cake series:
    https://deadline.com/2021/09/black-cake-series-marissa-jo-cerar-oprah-winfrey-aaron-kaplan-hulu-1234842071/

    TV series/shows they mention:
    Pretend It's A City
    Insight
    Inventing Anna

    Podcasts they mention:
    Adelaide Writers' Week

    The book for next month is Larrimah by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson. Happy reading!

  • It's the sequel we've been waiting 25 years for and Jayne and Paula are here for it! Listen in as the ladies rejoice over Marian Keyes's follow up to fan favourite, Rachel's Holiday. Plus Adelaide Writers' Week at the library and as always, what's new for March!
    **Content warning for infant loss, addiction, depression**

    Books they mention:
    Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes
    Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
    Watermelon by Marian Keyes
    Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes
    Sushi For Beginners by Marian Keyes
    The Push by Ashley Audrain
    Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
    Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
    Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
    Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner
    Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood
    The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
    The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
    The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

    Netflix Series:
    The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (starring Kristen BELL!)

    Illustrator/Cartoonist:
    Gemma Correll (@gemmacorrell)

    Our book for next month is Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. Happy reading!

  • Jayne and Paula tackle their first classic read this month with Sylvia Plath's iconic, The Bell Jar. Plus they answer a listener question! As usual, Jayne gives us a rundown of what new books we can look forward to this month. **Trigger warning for talk of mental illness and suicide.**

    Books they mention:
    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (originally published under the pseudonym, Victoria Lucas)
    The Colossus and other Poems by Sylvia Plath
    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
    Normal People by Sally Rooney
    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner
    The Keepers by Al Campbell
    The Maid by Nita Prose
    Love and Other Puzzles by Kimberley Allsopp
    To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
    Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
    Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

    Short stories they mention:
    The Jaunt by Stephen King

    Movies they mention:
    Edward Scissorhands
    The Stepford Wives
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Heathers

    TV shows they mention:
    The Gilmore Girls
    The Simpsons

    Our book for March is Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes. Happy reading!

  • Happy New Year! Our first book of 2022 is a challenge. Jayne and Paula struggle to discuss Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Have you read it? If so, you should definitely tune in to the pod as the ladies parse out this book and make some revelations.

    Books they mention:
    Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun
    Niche of Green by Kwon Yeo-Sun
    Maiden's Skirt by Kwon Yeo-Sun
    Well Hello by Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales
    Good Morning Monster by Catherine Gildiner
    In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
    Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
    The Maidens by Alex Michaeledes
    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaeledes
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
    How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
    The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    She and I by Hannah King
    Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
    The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zavner
    The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile

    Short story they mention:
    You Do Not Know by Kwon Yeo-Sun

    Our book for next month is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Happy reading!

  • That's a wrap! 2021 is almost over and that means it's time for Jayne and Paula's favourite episode: when they discuss what they've loved in literature for the year. Ever wonder what other people are reading? Paula counts down Marion Libraries most borrowed books of 2021. Can Jayne guess what they are?

    As always, find out the goss plus what to look out for in 2022. Lots of laughs in this episode!

    Books they mention:
    Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
    Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
    Le Consentement by Vanessa Springora
    The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
    Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
    After Story by Larissa Behrendt
    Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty
    Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan
    The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
    Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
    So You Think You Know What's Good for You by Norman Swan
    Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi
    The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower by Paul Hogan
    A Promised Land by Barack Obama
    7 Ways by Jamie Oliver
    Untamed by Glennon Doyle
    The Fast 800 Easy by Michael Mosley
    The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
    Becoming by Michelle Obama
    My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
    Stranger Country by Monica Tan
    Blue Moon by Lee Child
    The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh
    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly
    A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
    Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
    The Godmothers by Monica McInerney
    The Survivors by Jane Harper
    The Sentinel by Lee Child
    Rachel, Again by Marian Keyes
    Meshi by Katherine Tamiko Arguile
    The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
    Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
    House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
    The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

    Movies:
    Persuasion (Netflix)
    Where the Crawdads Sing (Hello Sunshine)

    TV series:
    Inventing Anna (Netflix)
    Only Murders in the Building (Hulu / Disney+)

    Remember our book for January is Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Happy reading!

  • Charlotte Wood discusses her new book, The Luminous Solution, with Ailsa Piper.

    In this essential, illuminating book, Charlotte shares the insights she has gained over a career paying close attention to her own creativity, to the world around her, and to the way she and others work, drawing on research, decades of observant conversation and immersive reading. She shares what artists can teach the rest of us about inspiration and hard work, how to pursue truth in art and life, and how to find courage during the difficult times: facing down what we fear and persevering when things seem hopeless.

  • Jayne and Paula discuss the book they've been anticipating for most of the latter half of this year, Hannah Kent's latest! It was full of surprises which they parse out in detail so definitely don't listen yet if you haven't read the book and plan to. Then Paula has a huge reaction to what else Jayne has read this month, one of her favourites.

    Books they mention:

    Devotion by Hannah Kent
    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    The Good People by Hannah Kent
    Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    Books by Isabel Allende
    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
    The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
    Dark Tides by Phillipa Gregory
    Tidelands by Phillipa Gregory
    A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris
    Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
    Rebel Homemaker by Drew Barrymore
    The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes by Zoe Playden

    Link to the online magazine, Kill Your Darlings:
    https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/

    Movies:
    Ghost
    Highlander

    TV series:
    Inventing Anna (Netflix)

    Our book for next month is Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Happy reading!

  • On 4 November Hannah Kent delighted the crowd gathered at the Marion Cultural Centre Domain Theatre to listen as she and Jo Case chatted about her brand new novel, Devotion, her first novel set partially in South Australia in the Adelaide Hills.

    Apologies for some slight interference with the sound in the first minutes of the talk from Hannah's earrings! It does get sorted so stick with it.

  • Goodreads reviews are proclaiming Liane Moriarty is back! Do Jayne and Paula agree? Listen in as they discuss her latest, Apples Never Fall. Then there's the lit goss and what's new and hot, coming at you for November!

    Books they mention:

    Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
    Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
    Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
    Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
    What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
    Women of a Certain Rage, editor Liz Byrski
    Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
    The Shut Ins by Katherine Brabon
    The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
    Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
    Today A Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket by Hilma Wolitzer
    Homegrown by Paul West
    Theroux the Keyhole by Louis Theroux
    You're Doing It Wrong by Kaz Cooke
    Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke
    Women's Stuff by Kaz Cooke
    Girl Stuff by Kaz Cooke
    Spy's Wife by Fiona McIntosh
    Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun (Named most-anticipated book of the year by Ms. Magazine and CrimeReads)

    TV series they mention:

    Big Little Lies (HBO)
    Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)
    Inventing Anna (Netflix)
    Friends (NBC)

    Our book for next month is Devotion by Hannah Kent. Happy reading!

  • Bestselling and multiple award-winning author Tricia Stringer entertained the audience at the Marion Domain Theatre with insights into her writing process, a behind the scenes glimpse into the evolution of book cover art, as well as reading an excerpt from her latest novel, Birds of a Feather. Fans will delight in this recording of her talk.

  • A Slow Fire Burning is the highly anticipated next book from The Girl On the Train author, Paula Hawkins. Tune in to hear what Jayne and Paula had to say about this thriller, plus what else they've read and there's heaps of new and exciting books coming out his month!

    Books they mention:
    A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
    The Money Goddess by Paula Hawkins
    Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista by Paula Hawkins, writing as Amy Silver
    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
    The Push by Ashley Audrain
    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
    One Italian Summer by Pip Williams
    The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
    The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
    Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
    The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    Wild Place by Christian White
    The Nowhere Child by Christian White
    The Wife and the Window by Christian White
    Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx
    Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris
    Windswept & Interesting by Billy Connolly
    Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci


    Movies:
    Gone Girl

    Our book for next month is Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty. Happy reading!

  • The ladies read the highly anticipated new novel from Daisy Jones and the Six author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Paula is not holding back! This book's got her feeling some kinda way and it's not the way she's supposed to. Plus what else they've read, literary goss and what's new and hot.

    Books they mention:

    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
    The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley
    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
    The Survivors by Jane Harper
    Force of Nature by Jane Harper
    The Lost Man by Jane Harper
    The Dry by Jane Harper
    The End of the World is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell
    No! Never! by Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman
    Last Shot by Jock Zonfrillo
    Well Hello by Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb
    The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
    Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
    Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
    Normal People by Sally Rooney
    The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

    Links:
    The CBCA awards
    https://cbca.org.au/winners-2021

    The Sydney Morning Herald article about Jock Zonfrillo
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/he-s-very-nice-the-only-problem-is-chef-marco-pierre-white-on-jock-zonfrillo-20210714-p589q3.html

    A Malibu Rising review that reflected a lot of Paula's issues with the novel:
    https://tenderiswarmth.com/2021/01/13/arc-review-malibu-rising/

    What's Paula on about? Here's a blog article explaining the difference between third person omniscient narration and head hopping:
    https://jamigold.com/2011/02/what-makes-omniscient-pov-different-from-head-hopping/

    Podcasts:
    Chat 10 Looks 3

    The book for next month is A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. Happy reading!

  • After surviving Adelaide lockdown and with the libraries reopened, Jayne and Paula come together to discuss their latest pick, a unique merging of the classic English literature with traditional Aboriginal Australian storytelling.

    As always, there's also literary news and more!

    Books they mention:
    After Story by Larissa Behrendt
    Home by Larissa Behrendt
    Legacy by Larissa Behrendt
    A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
    Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
    Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
    Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
    The French Gift by Kirsty Manning
    The Long Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor
    12 Bytes by Jeanette Winterson
    CSI Told You Lies by Meshel Laurie
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid

    Our book for September is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins-Reid. Happy reading!

  • Sit back and listen to Jayne and Paula tell you about tales of women who decided they'd had enough of certain pesky family members they wanted out of their lives for good and decided to do something about it with the odourless and tasteless poison Thallium. Maybe grab your favourite mug and brew up a cup of Bonox to enjoy with the pod. Probably best to make it yourself, mind.

    Of course there's also what else they're reading, what's new and hot, and what's all the fuss lately about Dark Emu, which was featured on the pod in episode 15.

    This month's ep was recorded in Adelaide on 30 June 2021 and if the ladies sound a little off this month, stay tuned to the end of the podcast for an explanation.

    Books they mention:
    The Husband Poisoner by Tanya Bretherton
    The Suitcase Baby by Tanya Bretherton
    The Suicide Bride by Tanya Bretherton
    The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton
    A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott
    The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley
    The Air Ways by Jennifer Mills
    Dissolve by Nikki Gemmell
    The Last Guests by J. P. Pomare
    Small Joys for Real Life by Allee Richards
    Billy Summers by Stephen King
    Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
    Farmers or Hunter-Gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate by Peter Sutton and Kerryn Walshe

    Shows they mention:
    EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire (ABC iView)

    Our book for August is After Story by Larissa Behrendt. Happy reading!

  • Jayne and Paula are loving all the nostalgia in this Heathers meets The Exorcist time capsule from the 80s!

    Plus all the usuals: what else they've read, what's new and hot in the publishing industry and literary news.

    Books they mention:
    My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
    Dirt Candy: A Cookbook by Amanda Cohen, Grady Hendrix, and Ryan Dunlavey
    Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
    Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix
    The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
    The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
    Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
    What Happened to You by Dr Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey
    Mirror Man by Fiona McIntosh
    The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley
    Rememberings by Sinead O'Connor
    Rabbits by Terry Miles
    The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    The Yield by Tara June Winch
    Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

    Podcasts they mention:
    Super Scary Haunted Homeschool
    You're Wrong About
    Rabbits

    Website they mention:
    http://www.gradyhendrix.com/

    Our next book is The Husband Poisoner by Tanya Bretherton. Happy reading!

  • Listen as author Alexander Thorpe discusses his cosy, historical murder mystery Death Leaves the Station.

    Alexander's first novel brings the cosy country-house intrigue of crime fiction's golden age to the Australian wheatbelt, and was written for fans of classic mystery and crime fiction.

  • Mums being woke!

    This is the story of trans woman, Reese, who's lesbian trans partner, Amy, detransitions back to a man, Ames. Ames finds out he's going to become a father and offers Reese the chance to be the mother she's always wanted to be.

    Jayne and Paula set out to navigate this complicated world and discuss Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters.

    Plus, Paula's made up for her reading dry spell last month, Jayne's got the latest and greatest in books and they share some literary news!

    Books they mention:
    Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
    When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson
    Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
    Consent by Vanessa Springora
    Girl A by Abigail Dean
    The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
    Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
    Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
    No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
    Yearbook by Seth Rogan
    Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Male Tears by Benjamin Myers
    A Still Life by Josie George
    Faking It by Kyle Mewburn

    Links:
    Here's a link to the Vulture article Jayne mentions:
    https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/torrey-peters-detransition-baby.html

    Here's a link to book into the Kayte Nunn talk on 4 May:
    https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/things-to-do/events-calendar/library-through-the-lens-gina-wilkinson-in-conversation-with-kayte-nunn-when-the-apricots-bloom

    Our book for next month is My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Happy reading!

  • Get ready to fan your face and clutch your pearls! Jayne and Paula read Bridgerton: The Duke and I this month and they do not hold back!

    **This episode contains frank and explicit discussions of sexual activity and also non consensual sex. If you would like to skip this, please go to the 35 minute mark.**

    Books they mention:
    Bridgerton: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
    On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn
    The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
    What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
    To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
    Untold Resilience by Future Women
    The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn
    Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
    Old Seems to be Other People by Lily Brett
    World Travel by Anthony Bourdain with Laurie Woolever
    Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
    The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile
    Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

    TV shows they mention:
    Bridgerton, Netflix series
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire
    The Weakest Link
    Friends
    Gossip Girl

    Link to AWW2021 podcast:
    https://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/news/podcasts/

    Our book for next month is Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters