Today’s guest pointed out that we haven’t talked to an abundance of East Coast readers, and today we’re making amends. Karen Weiss is a nurse practitioner in Maine who gets many of her best book recommendations from her teenage patients, and she returns the favor — it's rare for a patient of any age to leave her office without a book recommendation. Karen loves chatting books so much she talked herself into a job at her local independent bookstore, so of course I needed to find out her secret.
We also discuss Karen's take on the book—or books—she hates, stunning writers, well-written mysteries, and the awful feeling when a best-seller betrays you.
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Books mentioned in this episode:
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• The Circus Ship, by Chris Van Dusen
• The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx
• A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson
• The Jackson Brodie series, by Kate Atkinson
• A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore
• Sweetbitter, by Stephanie
• The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George
• The Little French Bistro, by Nina George
• Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
• Girl In Disguise, by Greer Macallister
• Girl Waits With Gun, by Amy Stewart
• Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
• A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
• The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
• The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
• The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin
• Two if by Sea, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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What do YOU think Karen should read next? Let us know in the comments!