It’s Thursday! In this episode, Paul and I are visited by our first guest, our long-time book friend Frances Evangelista! We asked Frances to talk to us about three of her favorite books, and it was wonderful to have her company.

Also: remember there is a live GIVEAWAY! In episode 7 (last week) we do a bit of book trivia and let you know how to enter to win a copy of Kjell Askildsen’s Everything Like Before, translated by Seán Kinsella and recently published by Archipelago Books! The drawing will happen on the morning of Saturday, October 2, so there’s not much time but listen and get your entry in!

Also: Instead of listing all of the books we mention here in this post, I am putting a link to, where you can see the list. I recommend listening first so you don’t get spoiled!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast is a book chat podcast. Every few weeks we are talking about some bookish topic or another.

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