Books Connect Us

Books Connect Us

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. BOOKS CONNECT US brings you brand new conversations with some of your favorite authors.

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    Stefanie Caponi, author of GUIDED TAROT | Ep66

    Stefanie Caponi (she/her) is an intuitive writer and illustrator. She has been reading tarot for more than 20 years and established her business as a professional tarot reader after creating her first tarot deck, The Moon Void Tarot. Her new book GUIDED TAROT is an essential guide to reading tarot cards seamlessly–with confidence and ease.

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    Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and author of THE PURPOSE OF POWER | Ep64

    Alicia Garza is an organizer, political strategist, and cheeseburger enthusiast. She is the principal at the Black Futures Lab, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Her book THE PURPOSE OF POWER is an essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time. This is the story of one woman’s lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Now let's join Taylor Noel in conversation with author Alicia Garza.

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    Vincent Toro, author of TERTULIA, in conversation with Willie Perdomo, author of THE CRAZY BUNCH | Ep63

    On today's show we have a conversation between authors Vincent Toro and Willie Perdomo. Vincent Toro’s new poetry collection TERTULIA examines immigration, economics, colonialism and race via the sublime imagery of music, visual art, and history. Willie Perdomo is a prize-winning poet, whose new collection THE CRAZY BUNCH chronicles a weekend in the life of a group of friends coming of age in East Harlem at the dawn of the hip-hop era.

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    Gabriela Herstik, author of INNER WITCH and BEWITCHING THE ELEMENTS, and her new inspirational spellbook EMBODY YOUR MAGICK

    Gabriela Herstik is the author of INNER WITCH and BEWITCHING THE ELEMENTS. In her new inspirational journal and spellbook EMBODY YOUR MAGICK will help readers embrace their inner witch, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. The book offers up powerful meditations and rituals, space for notes and spells, and information on lunar practices, color magick, sacred herbs, tarot suits, and more.

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    Toni Jensen, author of CARRY, a powerful memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America | Ep61

    Toni Jensen teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and she is a 2020 recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her new book CARRY is a powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence. In CARRY, Jensen maps her personal experience onto the historical, exploring how history is lived in the body and redefining the language we use to speak about violence in America.

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    Sophie Kinsella, author of SHOPAHOLIC and the new LOVE YOUR LIFE | Ep60

    Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling SHOPAHOLIC series as well as the novels CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS, and many more. Her latest is LOVE YOUR LIFE, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer’s retreat in Italy—only to find that real love comes with its own filters.

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    Andrew Child, co-author of the new Jack Reacher novel THE SENTINEL | Ep59

    Andrew Child is the author of thrillers such as TOO CLOSE TO HOME and INVISIBLE. Andrew is now embarking on his highest profile work yet, teaming up with his brother Lee Child to co-write the newest entry in the incredibly popular Jack Reacher series, entitled THE SENTINEL. In THE SENTINEL, Jack Reacher finds himself battling bad guys in the murderous world of cybercrime.

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    Trung Le Nguyen, comic book artist, illustrator, and author of THE MAGIC FISH | Ep58

    Trung Le Nguyen, also known as Trungles, is a comic book artist and illustrator working out of Minnesota. He is particularly fond of fairy tales, kids’ cartoons, and rom-coms of all stripes. His debut graphic novel THE MAGIC FISH is a beautifully illustrated story that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, and shows us how we are all connected.

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    Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a National Book Award Finalist and the author of SABRINA & CORINA | Ep57

    Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a National Book Award Finalist and the author of SABRINA & CORINA, a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. This magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West.

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    Isabel Allende, author of bestselling and critically acclaimed books THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS and A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA | Ep56

    Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, OF LOVE AND SHADOWS, EVA LUNA, and IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Her latest is A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA, an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

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