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Mar 21, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

The hilarious Rebecca Harrington joins Amy to talk about her new novel SOCIABLE.  They talk pretentious startup culture, that weirdly specific social media tone, and feeling not-quite-cool-enough.

Mar 15, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Melissa Dahl joins Amy to talk about CRINGEWORTHY, her book all about the science of awkwardness. They discuss reframing emotions, exposure therapy, and all the sweaty, nervous, self-conscious stuff our bodies put us through.

Feb 28, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Debut novelist Rhiannon Navin joins Amy to talk about her book, ONLY CHILD. Told from the point of view of a six-year-old survivor of a school shooting, the novel grapples with love, grief, and family.

Feb 20, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Brendan Duffy, author of THE STORM KING, joins Amy to talk about sophomore novels, friends who know us better than we know ourselves, and the image of a boy that shaped the novel.

Feb 20, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Chanel Cleeton joins Amy to talk about her new book, NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA. They talk about music playlists, the real family story that inspired the novel, and what she learned while researching the revolution.

Jan 31, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Jasmine Guillory joins Amy to talk about her first novel, The Wedding Date. They talk meet-cutes, romantic comedies, tropes in love stories, and much more.

Jan 24, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World, and Tigerman, joins Amy to talk about his massive, thrilling new book, Gnomon.

They discuss surveillance, finding stories everywhere, and mind-blowing real-life technology.

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Jan 18, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

THE IMMORTALISTS author, Chloe Benjamin, joins Amy to talk uncertainty, faith, family, and magic. The interview with the author starts at 10:50.

This episode features two special guests! The hosts of the Read It Forward podcast, Abbe and Emma, visit the show for a brief book discussion.

Jan 3, 2018 Beaks & Geeks

Sam Graham-Felsen, former chief blogger for Obama, joins Amy to talk about his first novel, GREEN. Set in 1992 Boston, the book follows middle-schooler David as he grapples with racism and white privilege.

Dec 20, 2017 Beaks & Geeks

Tochi Onyebuchi joins Amy to talk about his debut YA fantasy book, BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT.

They talk Nigerian food, anime, and much more.

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