Dec 13, 2018
We hear from Francesa Hornak, the author of Seven Days of Us, a page-turner of a novel about family tension perfect to curl up with over the Christmas holidays. In episode 32 of the Brit Lit Podcast, she tells us about the books she likes to give for Christmas, her favourite reads about family tension, the novel her grandmother wrote, and more.
Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak
The Nest, by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney
The Vacationers, by Emma Straub
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
Hangover Square, by Patrick Hamilton
Love, Nina, by Nina Stibbe
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
The Diary of a Nobody, by George Grossmith
Eleven, by Patricia Highsmith
One Point Two Billion, by Mahesh Roa
The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachmann
The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble
Normal People, by Sally Rooney
Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney
Theresa's Choice, by Rachel Cecil
In Our Mad and Furious City, by Guy Gunaratne
The Au Pair, by Emma Rous
Friends Like These, by Sarah Alderson
Friend Request, by Laura Marshall
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)
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