In today’s episode I’m talking with reader Emily Kinard, who lives in Washington, D.C. Emily's job is literally promoting literacy. If she had to describe herself in one sentence, she would say that she has a zest for life and for learning, and that she’s found books to be the perfect combination of both. (She might also let you know Little Women is her "precious baby.” We understand each other, Emily.)
Emily is proud to come from a family where it’s completely normal for her grandmother and mom to give her book recommendations, and for her to return the favor. And if she sees you a reading a book she loves on the plane, she won’t hesitate to strike up a conversation about it—because there’s nothing like a good book for bringing people together.
I enjoyed our conversation so much, and think you will too. Let’s get to it!
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• The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
• Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain
• Empire Falls, by Richard Russo
• A House in the Sky, by Amanda Lindhout
• Atonement, by Ian McEwan
• The Son, Philip Meyer
• Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
• Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, by Katherine Boo
• Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
• Author Louis L’amour
• West With the Night, by Beryl Markham
• Circling The Sun, by Paula McLain